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Sat., Oct. 10, 2009, 3:30 p.m.

WSU trails by 13 at half


Halftime and WSU trails 13-0. Read on for our thoughts and you can add yours.


• Who would have thought ASU would turn the ball over three times? I didn't. That help has kept WSU close despite 29 yards of total offense in the first half. WSU quarterbacks have been sacked six times, which doubles ASU's total from its first four games. ... The pressure, which was much more intense when Brian Danaher was not on the field, proved to be too much for Jeff Tuel, who threw two interceptions and almost had two others. He was replaced by Marshall Lobbestael on the Cougars final possession. ... Lobbestael led the Cougars down to the ASU 21, where Daniel Blackledge fumbled, but even that drive was helped by the Devils, who had 35 yards of penalties. ... Of course, right after that drive, ASU went 78 yards to score in 1 minute, 49 seconds.


• That's it for now. We'll be back later. Until then …

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