Through three full quarters of play between the Washington State Cougars and the California Golden Bears, the WSU offense has yet to make much of an impact. Compounding the matter is the fact that the Cougars defense allowed Cal to rack up 30 unanswered points to start the game. In the fourth quarter, the Cougars trail, 30-7.
Whereas Cal for the most part has managed to make the most of their opportunities, the opposite has been true for the Cougars. They've been ineffective on both sides of the ball, and entered the second quarter with negative rushing yards.
The Cougars managed to make it to the red zone in the middle of the third quarter, but their drive stalled out. To drive home the point that the Cougars are unable to catch a break, Andrew Furney missed a 27 yard field goal.
Washington State started yet another long drive late in the third quarter, but on 4th and 8, Marshall Lobbestael was unable to connect with Jared Karstetter, and Cal took over on downs. In the first good break of the game for the cougars, Cal running back Isi Sofele immediately fumbled, and Deone Bucannon recovered and returned the ball 11 yards to the Cal 17, allowing the Cougars to begin the fourth quarter already in the red zone. Rickey Galvin was able to pick up a touchdown on a five yard run shortly thereafter to finally get the Cougars on the board.
It would seem like this one is already out of hand for the Cougars, but as always, anything is possible in college football.
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