PHOTO ESSAY: Ghost looks sweet; score doesn't

PULLMAN -- The overtime battle between the Cougars and Bruins, as told from the CF.C photo lens in this exclusive 20-picture photo essay. Jerome Harrison, the second-leading rusher in the nation, was nothing short of sensational, skating for 260 yards and becoming the first Cougar running back to notch back-to-back 200 yard games since Rueben Mayes back in the mid-80s. "The Ghost" exceeded the 1,000 yard mark in Week Six, but the Cougs fell 44-41 to UCLA in overtime.

Jerome Harrison got the Cougs on the board with a scintillating 57-yard touchdown run. The entire offensive line made a series of textbook blocks on the play -- including left offensive tackle Bobby Byrd, who threw the line's final block more than 30 yards downfield from the line of scrimmage. Despite Harrison's heroics, Washington State fell to UCLA in overtime, 44-41.

Difference maker Jason Hill put WSU up 14-0 in the first quarter with a six yard reception. Hill, playing at perhaps 80 percent his first game back since suffering a deep thigh contusion against Oregon State, was the Cougs' leading receiver on the day with eight catches for 65 yards.

On his second touchdown run, Jerome Harrison made a wicked move to elude a would-be tackler as he stopped, cut, shimmied and skated his way from 21-yards out to take it to the house. The right side of the Cougar offensive line -- guard Norvell Holmes, tackle Charles Harris, along with tight end Troy Bienemann, bulldozed their UCLA counterparts much of the first half but the Bruins turned the tables in the latter stages.

A two-part look at cornerback Alex Teems' tackle of Maurice Jones-Drew. The pride of Torrance, Calif., goes high as he closes in on the UCLA running back.

Alex Teems wraps up and takes down UCLA's Heisman candidate, Maurice Jones-Drew. The running back was mostly contained throughout the first three quarters by the Cougs, totaling 78 yards on 20 carries. Drew finished the overtime contest with 29 carries for 109 hashes.

Jerome Harrison rushed 34 times for 260 yards on the day, eclipsing his previous career high of 247 last season -- also against UCLA. Harrison now holds the third and fourth all-time single game rushing marks in WSU program history, falling one yard shy of matching Bernard Jackson, No. 2 with 261 hashes against Oregon in 1971. Rueben Mayes holds the all-time Cougar mark with 357 yards, also against Oregon, in 1984. Six games into the season, Harrison has already bested the millennium mark with 1,001 yards on the year.

Safety Eric Frampton, with cornerback Alex Teems providing backup, breaks up a pass attempt, but is unable to secure the interception. Frampton and linebacker Greg Trent racked up game high honors in tackles with 12 stops.

Jerome Harrison, the leading rusher in the Pac-10, joined Rueben Mayes as the only Cougar in program history with back-to-back 200-yard games. Harrison rushed for 218 yards versus Stanford.

Receiver Jason Hill, despite playing at less than full health, continued to make a difference in the Cougar offense -- The junior was the leading receiver in both receptions and yardage.

Cougar Running back Jerome Harrison is the second leading rusher in the nation, averaging 166.8 yards a game. In Div-IA college football, Harrison trails only Memphis' DeAngelo Williams, who has rushed for 1,083 ground yards. Harrison is on pace to pass the all-time single season WSU rushing record of 1,637 yards set by in 1984 by Rueben Mayes/

Alex Brink goes back to pass against UCLA. The sophomore quarterback was 19-33 for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He did not throw an interception and behind the line of C Nick Mihlhauser, LG Sean O'Connor, RG Norvell Holmes, LT Bobby Byrd, RT Charles Harris and TE Troy Bienemann, was not sacked on the day. Brink also rushed six times for 45 yards, including a touchdown."

Receiver Michael Bumpus can only watch in vain as Alex Brink's pass goes over his head.

Defensive end Mkristo Bruce just misses his second sack of the day on UCLA quarterback Drew Olson. Bruce had eight tackles on the day, including two tackles for loss and a sack.

A sold out Martin Stadium was jumping all night long as the Cougars did not relinquish the lead until the final play in overtime.

On third and goal from the four yard line, Alex Brink goes airborne on his way to the end zone.

Jason Hill congratulates Alex Brink after the quarterback's touchdown bootleg on third and four.

Defensive end Matt Mullennix sacks UCLA quarterback Drew Olson in the fourth quarter. The Spangle, Wash., sophomore saw increased playing time and turned in perhaps his best game as a Coug.

Defensive end Adam Braidwood with one of his two sacks against UCLA quarterback Drew Olson.

Cornerback Alex Teems stops Maurice Drew in a meeting of the 21s.

In the sixth game of the 2005 season, Jerome Harrison didn't waste any time eclipsing the century mark, rushing for over 100 yards by the end of the first quarter against UCLA. "The Ghost" has rushed for over 100-yards the past nine straight games.

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