HOT COUGAR ACTION: Sunday Morning Victory Links

Boy, does it ever feel good to type that headline.

I'm going to keep this brief because it's well after 3 a.m. and we will have plenty more on this game later today and tomorrow. But, before we get to the links and highlights, I will say this. In terms of impressive performances, Connor Halliday's 496-yard masterpiece was about as impressive as I can remember in a long time. I don't think that one will be forgotten anytime soon.

Now onto the good stuff. As we always do after a game, we will start with official statspostgame notes and quotes. For those of you wondering, Marquess Wilson is now third in the country in receiving yards, 86 yards behind the leader. I think that guy is pretty good.

Cougs freeze Sun Devils! 11/12 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Halliday stars in Cougar win - Spokesman.com - Nov. 12, 2011
PULLMAN – Welcome to the Pac-12 Connor Halliday. As conference debuts go, there can’t have been many better than the one Washington State’s redshirt freshman quarterback put up Saturday night before a wet Dad’s Weekend crowd of 27,213, leading the Cougars to a 37-27 upset of Arizona State.

Blanchette: Gleason embraces biggest challenge - Spokesman.com - Nov. 13, 2011
PULLMAN – An uncommon exhilaration coursed through the campus at Washington State the week before classes broke for Thanksgiving 1997. The Apple Cup approached and the Cougars were writing preposterous history that would culminate in their first Rose Bowl in 67 years. In the dark after Thursday’s practice, a sophomore linebacker from Spokane – an otherwise "very buttoned up" fellow named Steve Gleason – walked to his home near Greek Row, carried by the moment.

ASU football upset by Washington State - Sports News from The Arizona Republic, USA Today and Gannett
In the end, Washington State’s fans raced onto the field, celebrating a 37-27 win in front of 27,000 fans at Martin Stadium. Meanwhile, ASU took a long walk back to the visitor’s locker room, wondering how a once-promising season has melted away.

Cougars | Ex-Cougars star Steve Gleason, suffering from ALS, gives some inspiring words | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — Steve Gleason, the Washington State standout linebacker of the late 1990s now afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease, addressed the WSU football team in the hours before its game here Saturday night with Arizona State, then hoisted the school flag in a pregame ceremony.

ASU Vs. Washington State Recap: Sun Devils, Porous Secondary Fall To Cougars 37-27 - House Of Sparky
The Arizona St. Sun Devils were presented with a great opportunity on Saturday after the UCLA Bruins fell to the Utah Utes to control their destiny in the Pac-12 South. The Washington St. Cougars, however, would not let the Sun Devils have their way as they emerged 37-27 victors in a back-and-fourth game.

WSU wins, No. 2 Virginia next - Spokesman.com - Nov. 13, 2011
Soccer: The Washington State women’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday with a shooutout victory over Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.

Bud Withers | Freshman leads WSU to upset | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — Though you've had reason to wonder, there's still a pulse in the Palouse. It beat strongly and unmistakably here at 10:50 p.m. Saturday night, when fans raced onto the field and players in crimson jerseys slapped each other on the back and exulted in the cold air of early winter.

Pac-12 helmet stickers: Week 11 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Connor Halliday, Washington State: The Cougars freshman QB came off the bench and threw for 494 yards and four TDs in the 37-27 upset win over Arizona State. He completed 27 of 36 passes with no interceptions.

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