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WSU, ASU, the day after


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Another loss, another Sunday. Sounds a little like that old Chicago song. Heck, if it were just raining, it would fit perfectly. It isn't. It's just colder than Soldier Field in December. We have your links. Read on.
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• Washington State: Where to start? How about with John Blanchette's column? Seems as good a place as any. ... We also have our story, a notebook John and I collaborated on (the long versions of both can be found here) and our grades. ... Howie Stalwick had this gamer. ... For the Arizona State angle, see below.

• Around the Pac-10: Ted Miller of ESPN.com gives out his usual helmet stickers for yesterday's play. ... Washington: Sometimes losing is the absence of luck. Sometimes winning is the presence of luck. The Huskies experienced the former last week, the latter Saturday night. ... Or, as Todd Milles put it, the difference between winning and losing is just a foot. ... Oregon State: Never, ever bury the Beavers. Once again, a big upset win at home puts them in the Pac-10 race. ... Oregon: All the Ducks needed for a victory in Pasadena: About four minutes. Appropriate, because that's about how long their tracks guys take to run a mile. ... Cal: Bears had a bye. ... Stanford: The Cardinal couldn't handle Quizz, they lost. ... USC: Trojans had a bye. ...UCLA: It looked so good for the Bruins at halftime. A kickoff return and two turnovers later, things were so bad. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils were down at times Saturday, but never out. ... Especially coach Dennis Erickson, who was knocked woozy by a hit, but finished the game. ... Brock Osweiler played, but not all that well. ... Arizona: The Wildcats are knocked out by a freak play. It is called football after all.

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• That's it for this morning. We'll be back tonight before disappearing from here for a day. Until then …




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