The Stanford Cardinal arrived in Washington looking to make a statement game against the WSU Cougars, and the Cougars were looking to make a statement right back. Unfortunately, at the end of the evening, only Stanford's voice rang loud and clear.
The Cougars defense performed well in the first half, keeping WSU within three points as Stanford led by a score of 10-7 going into halftime.After the half, however, Stanford's offense came alive in a big, bad way. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck kept launching passes as the Cardinal found the end zone time and again.
By contrast, WSU's quarterback Jeff Tuel finished the game 17-for-30 with 145 passing yards and no touchdowns. The Cougars only put up 257 total yards as they only managed to score twice: once on a short second quarter run by Carl Winston, and once on a short run by backup quarterback Marshall Lobbestael in the fourth quarter with only seconds left to bring WSU to what seemed like a final score of 38-14.
Unfortunately, Stanford's Ty Montgomery ran Andrew Furney's kickoff back for a touchdown as time expired. WSU picked up the loss on a final score of 44-14.
Console your fellow WSU fans over at CougCenter.