I'm writing this post Saturday night so I'm yet to take a rational perspective on the loss. Instead, as I wait for links to pop up online, I'm thinking about the idea that I should be happy that the team is now competitive. I could understand that line of thinking had the team played extremely well against a strong opponent only to come up short. Instead, WSU lost a game they should/could have won against an average at best opponent. Sure, previous teams might have gotten blown out, but am I really supposed to take a moral victory in the fact they are now good enough to lose close games they should win?
When I stub my toe on the corner of a wall, I don't celebrate the fact I didn't break it. Instead, I hop around like an idiot and hope in the future I will learn how to walk without injuring myself.
WSU Falls in Final Minutes to UCLA, 28-25 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Prince threw a go-ahead, 7-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Evans with 3:26 to play, and UCLA rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 28-25 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.
WSU drops a tough 28-25 decision - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 9, 2011
It's after midnight, so I really don't know why I should be blogging, but I am. We have some thoughts, so read on.
UCLA edges Washington State - Spokesman.com - Oct. 8, 2011
PASADENA, Calif. – Could Washington State do it two consecutive weeks? Could the Cougars rally late and win their second consecutive Pac-12 road game?
WSU quarterback Tuel not cleared to play - Spokesman.com - Oct. 9, 2011
PASADENA, Calif. – When the kickoff finally came Saturday night in the Rose Bowl, Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel was in uniform, but not cleared to play.
UCLA FOOTBALL: Bruins' comeback story against Washington State has Prince in leading role - Press-Telegram
UCLA FOOTBALL: Former Crespi star turns boos to cheers after replacing injured Brehaut. PASADENA - Chatting with the media after a practice last week, UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel told the congregation, "Every great movie needs a great ending, right? "Let's create it."
Final: UCLA 28, Washington State 25 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
UCLA fans booed when Kevin Prince entered the game, but he delivered when the screws tightened. And coach Rick Neuheisel really needed that.
Bud Withers | Neuheisel gets best of Cougars again | Seattle Times Newspaper
PASADENA, Calif. — With a quarter left here at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, two teams gathered on opposite sidelines, confronting their dubious recent history.
Cougars | Cougars' Horton picks great time for pick | Seattle Times Newspaper
PASADENA, Calif. — Washington State cornerback Damante Horton turned in his first career interception at a propitious time for the Cougars on Saturday night against UCLA.