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Three key moments in WSU Cougars’ loss to Boise State

Washington State QB Luke Falk and the Cougars offense piled up a lot of yards, but a couple of unfinished drives in the second half proved particularly costly when the dust settled on Boise State’s 31-28 home victory. (Otto Kitsinger / AP)
Washington State QB Luke Falk and the Cougars offense piled up a lot of yards, but a couple of unfinished drives in the second half proved particularly costly when the dust settled on Boise State’s 31-28 home victory. (Otto Kitsinger / AP)

The pick-6

Washington State seemed poised to draw first blood when the offense made it to the ASU 23-yard line on its first drive. But Luke Falk’s errant pass was intercepted by Tyler Horton, who returned 85 yards to not only save the Broncos from a score, but give them one of their own.

The stalled drive

Coming out of the half the Cougars defense played well, forcing BSU into a quick punt. The offense was unable to capitalize, though, and WSU’s defense could not hold up. On the next drive Brett Rypien found Thomas Sperbeck behind the Cougars secondary for a 47-yard score and the BSU offense was back in business.

The stalled drive, Part II

The Cougars had a chance to respond to BSU’s first second-half score, getting all the way down to the Broncos 13-yard line. But Falk got no yardage on a fourth-down quarterback sneak giving the ball, and momentum, back to the Broncos.

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