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How the Cougs fared in Week 9 of the NFL season

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It was a fairly uneventful week for the Cougars in the NFL this week. Deone Bucannon was rested from his bye week got busy making tackles.

The most notable news this week came from Xavier Cooper. After sitting out last week as a free agent, Cooper signed with the Jets this week and was back on the field.

Deone Bucannon - Arizona Cardinals - Linebacker/Safety

Bucannon continues to rack up tackles, recording nine more this week. That was good for second on the Cardinals. He has now recorded at least seven tackles in four straight games.

Xavier Cooper - New York Jets - Defensive Line

Cooper was signed by the Jets this week and wasted zero time getting in the action. He played 12 defensive snaps in his New York debut, but didn’t record a stat.

Joe Dahl - Detroit Lions - Offensive Line

Dahl is on injured reserve for the Lions.

Shalom Luani - Oakland Raiders - Safety

A week after making his first NFL start, Luani didn’t record a stat for the Raiders in Week 9.

Vince Mayle - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End

Mayle played, but did not record a stat for the Ravens in Week 9.

Destiny Vaeao - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive End

Vaeao recorded a pair of tackles in the Eagles’ win.

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Football:

Fueled by ‘chip on his shoulder,’ WSU QB Luke Falk provides a rare glimpse of his emotions in win over Stanford | The Seattle Times
One of Luke Falk’s biggest strengths is his even-keeled nature and his ability to keep a poker face and use the same level tone whether he’s rehashing a huge upset win for WSU, or a cringe-worthy slaughter.

Huskies, Cougars move up in polls as Apple Cup showdown creeps closer | KING5.com
The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars both moved up the polls Sunday following wins at home. If they keep this up, the Apple Cup will determine the Pac-12 North champion.

After Stanford win, Washington State moves to No. 19 in Associated Press Top 25 poll | The Spokesman-Review
A win over the nation’s 18th-ranked team earned Washington State some goodwill with Associated Press Top 25 voters and the Cougars moved up six spots to No. 19 when the poll was released Sunday morning.

Basketball:

Robert Franks scores 32 as Washington State has to rally to beat Saint Martin’s 85-74 in men’s basketball exhibition | The Seattle Times
Robert Franks, a 6-foot-7 junior from Vancouver, Wash., scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds as Washington State overcame a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat Saint Martin’s 85-74 Sunday in a men’s basketball exhibition game.

Behind Robert Franks’ double-double, WSU overcomes sluggish start to edge Saint Martin’s in exhibition | The Spokesman-Review
Robert Franks did more than spend a few extra hours in the weight room toning his upper body and improving his cardio this offseason. The Washington State junior morphed himself into a step-back shooting, rebound-grabbing, defensive hound who should make a big difference on both ends of the floor for the 2017-18 Cougars.

Soccer:

WSU soccer ends regular season with tie against UW – The Daily Evergreen
A scoreless draw on a nearly-freezing night in Seattle rounded out the regular season for WSU soccer (9-7-3, 4-6-1). Neither the Cougs nor rival University of Washington (9-8-3, 2-6-3) scored in regulation, leaving the Apple Cup match to be decided in overtime.