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Looking back at WSU’s loss to Cal


It's another busy Sunday morning. I hope your Saturday was fun. But we don't want to waste your time – actually, our goal here is to save you some – so we'll get right to the Sunday links. Read on.

• Washington State: Cal's speed did exactly what WSU coach Paul Wulff worried it would do. And it did it quickly, which seems appropriate. From the opening kickoff, the Cougars looked like they were always trying to catch the Cal players from a step or two behind. It's something we covered some in our game story about the 49-17 defeat and in our notebook. We also had our grades, the scoring and the statistics. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick had this gamer in the News Tribune and other papers. He also had a sidebar on Jeff Tuel's performance and a notebook.

• Around the Pac-10: Again, not much new today that relates to the entire conference. ...Washington: Steve Kelley looks at the up-and-down nature of the Huskies' rebuilding project. ... The 43-19 loss may have run down UW's bowl hopes. ... Oregon State: They didn't quit, but the Beavers believe they did beat themselves in 42-36 loss to USC. ... Oregon: The Ducks are good in all phases of the game, especially in the second half. ... Cal: Did we say the Bears were fast? This story agrees. ... ... Another speedy Bear ran away from WSU. ... Cal wanted to jump on WSU in a hurry. ... Stanford: The Cardinal pound out a 33-14 win over ASU. ... USC: The Trojans receive a major scare from Oregon State. But they hold on. ...UCLA: There really is no defense for the way the Bruins are playing. ... Arizona State: We asked yesterday if the Sun Devils could stop the Stanford running attack. The answer was no. ... Arizona: The Wildcats turned the ball over way too much, but they still get a relatively easy 27-13 victory over UCLA.


• That's it for this morning. We'll check back in tonight after our talk with Paul Wulff. Until then …

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