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WSU vs. EWU (Sept. 8)

Washington State University faces Eastern Washington University in Martin Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Pullman, Wash.

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Cheerleaders sprint ahead of the team as they leave the tunnel and enter the stadium.


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Butch, the WSU mascot, takes to the field ahead of the Cougar football team.


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Butch the WSU mascot joins the Cougar band and fans at the start of the WSU vs. EWU football game in Martin Stadium.


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Washington State University’s Cyrus Coen and the Cougar team takes to the field at the start of their Pac-12 football game with EWU.


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Butch, the WSU Cougars’ mascot, high-fives fans before the start of Saturday’s game against EWU.


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Washington State spectators high-five the players before the start of the game, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Martin Stadium.


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Washington State University’s Isiah Myers (88) celebrates with teammate Marquess Wilson (86) after he scored the Cougars’ first touchdown in the first quarter in Martin Stadium.


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Washington State University’s Bobby Ratliff dives just short of the end zone in the first quarter against Eastern Washington University in Martin Stadium.


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On a 93-yard pass from EWU quarterback Kyle Padron, Brandon Kaufman (1) scores the Eagles’ first touchdown in the first half.


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Washington State’s Cyrus Coen (42) makes an interception and Eastern’s Clay DeBord (78) can only try to get a hand on him.


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Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel (10), left, tucks the ball away and runs past Eastern Washington’s Andru Pulu (93).


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Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron finds himself harrassed in the first half.


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Washington State’s Damante Horton, left, and Eastern Washington University’s Brandon Kaufman, right, vie for a pass intended for Kaufman in the end zone in the first half.


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Eastern Washington’s Zack Gehring (85) celebrates a 40-yard pass he carried for a first down in the first half with his teammates.


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WSU running back Carl Winston (3) breaks a tackle and heads down field in the first half against EWU.


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WSU’s Marquess Wilson is tackled and upended by EWU’s Zach Johnson (10) in the first half.


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A gaggle of Eagles fans cheer an Eastern Washington University score.


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WSU’s Teondray Caldwell is tackled by EWU’s Paul Ena, and Miles Weatheroy (under Caldwell) in the first half.


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Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers (88) makes a spectacular aerial catch over Eastern Washington’s Allen Brown (4) in the endzone to put Washington State up 21-14 in the first half.


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WSU’s Cornerback Damante Horton (6) keeps the ball from landing in EWU’s wide receiver Brandon Kaufman’s hands in the first half.


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WSU head coach Mike Leach checks with players during a timeout in the first half against EWU.


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Washington State’s Andrew Furney (49) pumps his fist as he’s mobbed by teammates after a 60-yard field goal to end the first half.


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Coug fans stand to cheer a 60-yard field goal by Washington State’s Andrew Furney.


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Eastern Washington’s T.J. Lee, right, intercepts a ball intended for Washington State’s Dominique Williams (80) in the fourth quarter


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Washington State’s Steven Hoffart (on the ground) and Ioane Gauto (95) combine to trip up Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron, right, in the fourth quarter.


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EWU’s Tyler Washburn, top, and Zach Johnson (10) tackle Isiah Myers in the fourth quarter.


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In the WSU end zone, EWU’s T.J. Lee III keeps the ball out of WSU’s Marquess Wilson’s hands in the fourth quarter.


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WSU reciever Gabe Marks celebrates after his 36-yard reception to the EWU three-yard line in the fourth quarter.


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The game ends with a “Hail Mary” pass to the endzone by the EWU Eagles into a pack of Cougars.


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Eastern Washington’s Drew Reynolds (52) greets fans after the Eagles’ loss to the Cougars.


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The WSU football team heads to the locker room after their 24-20 win over EWU Saturday in Martin Stadium.

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