PHOTO ESSAY: Cougars 17, Baylor 15

SEATTLE -- Washington State spotted Baylor a 9-0 lead Saturday before methodically turning the tables to upend the Bears 17-15 at Qwest Field. From defense to offense and beyond, presented in living Technicolor, this exclusive crimson and gray pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.


Washington State takes the field for Saturday's game at Qwest Field against the Baylor Bears


Punter Darryl Blunt had no chance to corral this high snap, leading to a safety


Mkristo Bruce and Lance Broadus were part of a formidable Cougar defense, particularly in the second half when they limited Baylor to just 68 yards of offense


Following a Washington State fumble that gave Baylor the ball inside Cougar territory, Eric Frampton made a key interception to stem the Bears' momentum


Alex Brink overcame an uneven first half to complete 21 of 32 passes for 251 yards. Brink completed 12 of his final 13 passes, and caught a touchdown pass from Dwight Tardy in the win


Mkristo Bruce's day included a sack, an interception and a pair of quarterback hurries


Michael Bumpus was the leading pass catcher for the Cougs with seven receptions for 64 yards


Jason Hill had a game high 72 receiving yards on six catches including a touchdown


Eric Frampton was the Cougs' second leading tackler on the day (Tyron Brackenridge, 8) with seven sticks plus an interception and forced fumble


For the third time in as many games, backup QB Gary Rogers drove Washington State to a touchdown, with a 13-yard strike to Jason Hill


Brandon Gibson shook off a couple of early game drops to pull in two key third down passes for first downs on Washington State's 81-yard, game winning drive


Mike Graise and the defensive line turned up the pressure in the second half. Graise had three solo tackles including a 13-yard sack, plus two quarterback hurries


Kenny Alfred took over for Josh Duin on the game's second series and went the rest of the way for the Cougs at center


Lance Broadus goes horizontal Saturday at Qwest. The junior defensive end had one of five Cougar sacks on the day


Defensive end Mike Graise just misses a punt block


Coach Bill Doba saw the game go down to the wire as Washington State kicked a game winning field goal to pull out the win over Baylor, 17-15


A blindside hit on Michael Bumpus led to a late fourth quarter Baylor lead but on the ensuing Cougar possession, the receiver crafted a 25 yard catch and run, setting WSU up with a first and ten on the Baylor 14-yard line and the eventual winning field goal


Derrell Hutsona had 86 all-purpose yards in Saturday's win over Baylor


Sean O'Connor blocks ahead of DeMaundray Woolridge. Washington State running backs were held to 85 yards on 30 carries Saturday


Offensive line coach George Yarno instructs his charges during Washington State's 17-15 win over Baylor


Alex Brink, Brandon Gibson and Chris Jordan


Washington State fans saw the Cougars complete the non-conference schedule at 2-1 heading into Pac-10 play

NOTABLE NOTE:
The Tri-Cities Cougar Club will host a premiere for "Legends of the Palouse" this Wednesday, Sept. 20th, at TRAC in Pasco. Meet director Jeff McQuarrie at 6 pm, with the showing of the film to begin at 6:30. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Towne Crier and WSU Alumni Association. For more information, contact: Rob Ellsworth


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