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Washington State 37, Arizona State 32: Three keys

Washington State running back Jamal Morrow  falls in the end zone after a touchdown catch against Arizona State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Back atcha

With 8:41 left in the second quarter, Robert Taylor returned a kick that shifted momentum in WSU’s favor and cut ASU’s lead to 14-10. After the game, both offensive and defensive players credited Taylor’s return with energizing the team at a crucial point in the game.

Long bomb

Gabe Marks caught a beautiful pass from Luke Falk while streaking down the sideline, and ran it into the end zone. the 52-yard score put WSU up 37-21. It also gave Marks 30 career touchdowns, good for No. 2 in school history.

High pressure

On the drive after Tim White returned a punt for for a touchdown and ASU’s subsequent two-point conversion, the Sun Devils stopped WSU’s offense with consecutive sacks of Luke Falk. This forced WSU to give the ball back with 9:22 left in the game and just an eight-point lead.