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Xavier Cooper wins an award

Score a fat guy touchdown, get named defensive linemen of the week.

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Xavier Cooper had himself quite a ballgame against the Ducks and it goes beyond the touchdown he scored. Cooper finished the game with eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a touchdown. That effort was good enough for Cooper to be named College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman of the Week.

It was also good enough to get him his own highlight reel.

Cooper's touchdown may not have done much to change the final outcome of the game, but it did result in one of my favorite tweets in history.

Well played official WSU athletics Twitter. Well played.


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