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Halftime: Washington State 9, UCLA 7

Both UCLA and Washington State probably feel like they left a lot on the field, but the official tabulation has the Cougars leading 9-7 over the Bruins via three field goals.

The big news for UCLA is another QB change/injury. Bruins starter Richard Brehaut suffered a high ankle sprain, which brought on Kevin Prince.

Prince almost immediately threw a 41-yard pass that set up the Bruins TD. He then threw an interception in the end zone to kill a scoring opportunity just before the half.

Heading into this game, it didn't seem like a potential defensive struggle. For one, if someone said the Cougars would outrush the Bruins -- 71 yards to 66 -- most would figure a big Cougs lead.

The Cougars got three short field goals from Andrew Furney, but that also meant they failed to get touchdowns in the redzone. Washington State even got a second shot after an odd "leaping" penalty on a missed field goal -- no, I have no idea what the official saw -- but couldn't punch the ball in after typically reliable receiver Jared Karstetter dropped a sure TD pass.