When talking about the keys for the Cougars today, former WSU coach Jim Walden emphasized the Cougs couldn't give up the big play.
On the first drive, they gave up two. There were, in order, a 34-yard pass from Rudy Carpenter to Brent Miller and a 21-yard pass from Carpenter to Zach Miller. The drive took just five plays, covered 66 yards and took a little more than a minute. 7-0 ASU.
WALDENISM: When ASU returner Grant Crunkleton tripped and fell on his 34-yard return, Walden said: "He was a victim of his own tackleization."