Right about now, the WSU Cougars are thanking their lucky stars for the infallible foot of Andrew Furney.
The sophomore kicker has yet to miss a field goal in the 2011 season, and that's a good thing for the Cougars. Although they've held the UCLA Bruins to one touchdown through the first half, they continue to miss key opportunities, most notably when Jared Karstetter dropped a perfect Marshall Lobbestael pass in the end zone at the two-minute warning.
The Cougars reclaimed the lead with Furney's third field goal of the game, all of which have been from less than 30 yards. The Bruins have stopped the Cougars dead in their tracks each time WSU has gotten near the red zone, and the Cougars have missed a couple of key plays that could have given them some more substantial breathing room.
WSU will need to regroup for the second half. The Bruins looks vulnerable, but that vulnerability needs to be capitalized upon.
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