Hot Cougar Action: The morning after Oregon

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Recaps and other links following Washington State's 51-26 loss to Oregon.

Thanks in large part to me missing the ferry by six minutes on the way home from the game, it's well after 2 a.m. as I sit down to write this post. As a result, we won't waste anytime and instead jump right into the links.

WSU vs. Oregon

Tale of the tape: Oregon 51, WSU 26 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 29, 2012
FROM SEATTLE — Our postgame coverage will be without video tonight, for the simple reason that there just wasn't enough time to do any — these late games are killer with deadlines and all that. But we do have our capsulated look at tonight's game. Read on.

Cougars make it interesting for half in loss to Oregon - Spokesman.com - Sept. 30, 2012
SEATTLE – This time there was no lead to squander, even if Washington State players admitted their attitude again changed in a way it shouldn’t have in the second half.

It's fun for a while for Cougars, but Ducks win out | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
For a little more than a half, Washington State put a scare into No. 2 Oregon.

2Minute Drill | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Star of the game Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was a slippery target for the Cougars. He got loose for 195 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns.

Cougars' early competitiveness washed away by explosive Oregon | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
If Mike Leach had an idle moment Saturday morning, he might have spent it watching two old underlings, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen and Baylor's Art Briles, stage one of college football's zanier games of the season.

Recap: Washington St vs. Oregon | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
Kenjon Barner ran for three touchdowns and caught another as No. 2 Oregon pounded Washington State, 51-26, on Saturday.

Quick Hits: No. 2 Oregon 51, Washington State 26 - CBSSports.com
WHAT WASHINGTON STATE LOST: A chance for an epic upset. The Cougars didn't really have trouble moving the ball, as they put up 402 yards and matched the Ducks in first downs with 25.

Instant analysis: Oregon 51, WSU 26 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
SEATTLE -- After a wacky week of football at CenturyLink Field, it looked like the Washington State Cougars might make things interesting against No. 2 Oregon. Then came the second half and ultimately another Oregon blowout, 51-26. Here's how it all went down Saturday night in Seattle.

Big second half from No. 2 Oregon sinks WSU - NCAA - SI.com

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington State head coach Mike Leach thought that his team had their best performance of the season against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night. And they still lost by 25 points.

Ducks-Cougars-092912 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

SEATTLE -- The occasional bloody lip can be a good thing. A body blow -- while it might stun momentarily -- is sometimes just what the lungs need to suck in fresh air.

Ducks rebound from slow start to rout Cougars | Lindy's Sports

SEATTLE — Down by just four at the half and outplaying Oregon in nearly all aspects of the game, it appeared the Washington State Cougars were poised to give the second-ranked Ducks a run for their money on Saturday night.

Oregon Ducks defense steps up (again) in 51-26 victory against Washington State | OregonLive.com

SEATTLE -- Washington State drove into the red zone, threatening to take the lead and prolong a dismal second quarter for No.2 Oregon.

NCAA College Football Recap - Oregon Ducks at Washington State Cougars - Sep 29, 2012 - CBSSports.com

Avery Patterson didn't believe the halftime talk from Oregon's coaches was suitable to print. Whatever was said, the second-ranked Ducks certainly woke up.

Marquess Wilson

Wilson sets WSU record for career receiving yards - Spokesman.com - Sept. 30, 2012

SEATTLE – Marquess Wilson’s career game helped the junior receiver break a Washington State record.

Marquess Wilson breaks yardage record at WSU | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Marquess Wilson, the junior receiver at Washington State, set the mark for most career receiving yards on a 7-yard reception in the third quarter Saturday night against Oregon at CenturyLink Field.

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