Saturday, September 19, 2009

That Looked Awfully Familiar

Now where have we seen that before?Like last year's Apple Cup, the Cougars were dominated Saturday for most of the game. Fans left early, and just when all hope was lost, the Washington State football team came out with an improbable victory.

Southern Methodist University doubled the Cougs' total in yardage, and held a 19 minute advantage in time-of-possession. But sometimes stats don't tell the whole story.

SMU (2-1) compiled over 504 yards in offense, but even though quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 424 yards, it was his four interceptions that sparked the Cougar comeback. Two of Mitchell's interceptions were returned for touchdowns, both with SMU driving, and it was his fourth interception that gave the Cougars the ball in overtime. Once the home team gained possession, it kicked a field goal, giving WSU (1-2) its first win of the year.

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