Hot Cougar Action: Morning after Cal

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Recaps, interviews and more following WSU's 31-17 loss to Cal.

When it comes to writing this morning post, the only thing worse than a loss is a loss in a late game. As a result we're short on time and links are somewhat limited.

We'll start with official stats, postgame notes and postgame quotes from the game then jump into postgame interviews.

WSU Football: Mike Leach after the CAL game, Oct. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Jeff Tuel after the CAL game, Oct. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Deone Bucannon after the CAL game, Oct. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Brett Bartolone after the CAL game, Oct. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

Cougars Fall Behind Bears, Lose 31-17 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Quarterback Zach Maynard threw for a touchdown and ran for another as California beat Washington State 31-17 on Saturday night.

Maynard leads California by Washington State 31-17
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Two straight victories have changed the outlook for a California team that began the season 1-4, receiver Keenan Allen said Saturday night.

Bears run WSU out of their stadium | Crumpacker on Cal | an SFGate.com blog
PULLMAN, Wash. – With an overpowering running game, Cal put together back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a 31-17 win over pass-happy Washington State Saturday night at Martin Stadium.

Cougars head into bye after loss to California » Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougars, licking wounds both physical and mental, enter their only bye week with a long list of injured players and a full-blown debate over their starting quarterback.

Two-minute drill: California 31, Washington State 17 | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Player of the game California receiver Keenan Allen caught 11 passes for 166 yards. His 69-yard touchdown reception from Zach Maynard got the Bears off to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Cougars remain winless in Pac-12 - Spokesman.com - Oct. 14, 2012
PULLMAN – Fans didn’t learn much by gazing at the primary scoreboard in Martin Stadium on Saturday, because technical difficulties meant that only the video screen was functioning properly.

Christian Caple’s Keys to the Game - Spokesman.com - Oct. 14, 2012
Jeff Tuel led the Cougars on three scoring drives and he provided a little more consistency at the quarterback position after relieving Connor Halliday in the first quarter. Tuel completed 30 of 53 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and didn’t turn the ball over. Leon Brooks saved WSU from a negative rushing game with a 40-yard run in the third quarter.

Leach at wit's end about his quarterbacks . . . | Pac-12 Confidential | The Seattle Times
No radioactive quotes Saturday night from Washington State coach Mike Leach, nothing like the one the other day about an "empty-corpse quality" he ascribed to some of his seniors in addressing their leadership.

Tale of the tape: Cal 31, WSU 17 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 14, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — It's late and deadline wreaked havoc on our coach and player interviews, but we do have our usual capsulated look at WSU's 31-17 loss to the California Golden Bears.

More struggles for Cougars in loss to California | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
PULLMAN — For the crimson partisans looking for a silver lining in Washington State's 31-17 loss to California, we offer — yes, a bit sheepishly — this slender morsel of perspective.

Maynard, Allen lead Cal past Washington St. - SFGate
PULLMAN, Wash. -- With an overpowering running game, Cal put together back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a 31-17 win over pass-happy Washington State on Saturday night at Martin Stadium.

Cal dumps Washington State for second straight win - San Jose Mercury News
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Cal, heading into into the earliest-scheduled Big Game in history, gained some momentum Saturday night with a 31-17 victory over Washington State.

Maynard leads California by Washington State 31-17 - Yahoo! Sports
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Quarterback Zach Maynard threw for a touchdown and ran for another as California beat Washington State 31-17 on Saturday night.

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