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WSU soccer knocks off Pepperdine to win Rainbow Wahine Shootout

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The WSU women’s soccer team knows how to actually close out a game.

They proved it again on Sunday, scoring twice in the second half to beat Pepperdine 2-1 and claim the Rainbow Wahine Shootout in Hawaii. Elyse Bennett got the Cougs on the board then Molly Myers broke a 1-1 tie in the 78th minute to put the Cougs on top for good.

Pepperdine may not have the most impressive record, but recently knocked off No. 1 Stanford and drew No. 5 UCLA. The Cougars made sure Pepperdine didn’t continue its success against the Pac-12.

The No. 24 Cougars finish the non-conference schedule with a 7-1 record. They move on to Pac-12 play this week, beginning with a matchup against Oregon State on Saturday. The Beavers are the only Pac-12 team with a perfect record heading into conference play. OSU is 8-0 on the year, but was not ranked in the most recent poll.

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Soccer

Perfect Finish in Paradise - Washington State University Athletics
Pressing forward for 90 minutes, the #24 ranked Washington State soccer team (7-1-0) did what the rest of the Pac-12 had been unable to do as the Cougars' defeated Pepperdine (3-4-2), 2-1, Sunday in Honolulu to close out the Rainbow Wahine Shootout.

Football

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At about 12:54 a.m. ET, Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to give the Cougars a 49-17 lead against winless UCLA.

It was Gordon's seventh touchdown pass of the game and tied Gardner Minshew's 10-month-old school record. With only six minutes, 52 seconds left in the third quarter -- and Minshew watching from the sideline in a pair of homemade jorts -- it was fair to wonder if Gordon's day was over.

What’s next for Utah’s secondary? Here comes Washington State, after a 63-point showing. - The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah defensive backs Terrell Burgess and Julian Blackmon sounded eager to face another high-powered passing scheme this week as a redemption opportunity, after the Utes gave up three long touchdown plays in a loss at USC.

A Grip on Sports: Even hours later, WSU and its fans still have to be wondering what happened | The Spokesman-Review
• It would be easy to make fun of the Washington State Cougar football team this morning. After all, not many teams have blown a 32-point lead. At home. Or scored 65 points and lost. At home.