Hot Cougar Action: Morning after Stanford

Tony Medina

News and reaction following WSU's 24-17 loss to Stanford.

With more than a dozen links and five postgame videos, we have plenty to get to today. We'll start with the official statsfrom the game and the postgame notes before getting to the videos and links.

WSU Football: Mike Leach after Stanford game. Oct. 27 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Jeff Tuel after Stanford game Oct. 27 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Dominique Williams after Stanford game Oct. 27 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Justin Sagote after Stanford game Oct. 27 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Anthony Carpenter after Stanford game. Oct. 27 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

WSU's Final Drive Comes Up Short in 24-17 Loss to No. 19 Stanford - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Jeff Tuel threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns, but No. 19 Stanford (6-2, 4-1) sacked Tuel 10 times - including on the game's final play - to overcome a sloppy offensive effort in a 24-17 victory over Washington State (2-6, 0-5) on Saturday.

Christian Caple’s Keys to the Game - Spokesman.com - Oct. 28, 2012
The offense and the defense, in tandem, for the first time this season. Jeff Tuel helped WSU overcome 10 sacks by completing 43 of his 60 pass attempts, taking advantage of a stellar defensive effort that gave the Cougars a chance to win. Stanford managed just 120 rushing yards on 37 carries, failing to exert its will on a WSU team that was overpowered by California two weeks ago.

Mike Leach postgame comments from Stanford - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 27, 2012
FROM STANFORD — Here's a transcript of what Mike Leach had to say after WSU's 24-17 loss at Stanford tonight.

Tale of the tape: Stanford 24, WSU 17 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 27, 2012
FROM SAN JOSE — Back at the hotel now and have some time to pass along our game-in-review post. Read on

Cougars come up short at Stanford - Spokesman.com - Oct. 28, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. – Postgame interviews here, for the visiting team, are conducted inside a cramped tent outside of an archaic locker room.

Cougar defense impressive against Stanford - Spokesman.com - Oct. 28, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford’s power running game didn’t look the part against Washington State on Saturday.

Stanford sees room for improvement - Stanford Football Blog - ESPN
Palo Alto, Calif. -- There was a time in the history of the Stanford football program, not too long ago, in fact, when qualifying for a bowl signified a successful season and reason for celebration.

Stanford Cardinal holds off Washington State - San Jose Mercury News

STANFORD -- It took all 60 minutes, which was 59 longer than expected, but Stanford held on Saturday to defeat Washington State 24-17 and keep its postseason goals alive.

Defense helps Stanford hold off Washington State - Yahoo! Sports

STANFORD, Calif. -- The only aspect of Stanford's 24-17 victory over Washington State on Saturday that was not surprising was that the No. 17 Cardinal was the winner.

Stanford holds off Cougars, 24-17 | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times

STANFORD, Calif. — The last drive was mostly a blur to Jeff Tuel. Little wonder, since he would finish the day having thrown 60 passes for 401 yards, interspersed by a Stanford school-record 10 sacks.

Cougars fall to 2-6 in Leach's first year, but the coach makes for good theater | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times

STANFORD, Calif. — Mike Leach has been described as a guy who doesn't want a boss, somebody who is such a maverick he's bound to make his superiors squirm. Or in the case of his last employer at Texas Tech, fire him.

Cougars' two-minute drill | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times

Marquess Wilson of WSU caught nine passes for 100 yards, marking the 32nd straight game he had a reception.

Stanford gets sloppy win over Washington State - Vallejo Times Herald

STANFORD -- Ed Reynolds returned an interception for a touchdown and No. 19 Stanford sacked Jeff Tuel 10 times to overcome a sloppy offensive effort in a 24-17 victory over Washington State on Saturday.

Wilson comes out of doghouse, makes 9 catches | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune

STANFORD, Calif. – Marquess Wilson ranks with the greatest receivers in Pacific-12 Conference history, but he ranks fairly low on coach Mike Leach’s depth chart right now.

Cougars stay close, then fall | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune

Stanford, Calif. – When the male trombone player in the Stanford band performed the national anthem prior to the game while wearing a black halter top with a long cat tail sticking out of the back of his shorts, football fans figured they could not possibly witness anything stranger that afternoon at Stanford Stadium.

Not happy, but pleased | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune

Stanford, Calif. – The Washington State Cougars surprised most football fans by giving 19th-ranked Stanford a major scare Saturday, but WSU players were too busy kicking themselves in the shorts to spend much time patting themselves on the back.

Instant analysis: Stanford 24, Wash. St. 17 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- It counts the same as any other win, but Stanford's 24-17 victory over Washington State on Saturday isn't one the Cardinal will feel all too good about.

NCAA College Football Recap - Washington State Cougars at Stanford Cardinal - Oct 27, 2012 - CBSSports.com

STANFORD, Calif. -- With the season more than halfway over, quarterback Josh Nunes has shown little progress in his development. The wide receivers are hardly creating any separation, and a young offensive line is still plagued by inconsistency.

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