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5-2, 1st in Pac 12 - North
The coin has a say when Leach picks a captain (0:59)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State receiver Gabe Marks provided a thoughtful response when asked why there are fewer college football players involved in the protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick. "College football players are more, if you could believe it, they're more of a number than NFL players are even. You know what I mean?" Marks said. "The NCAA and schools kind of like can monitor everything that college athletes do. Twitter and stuff like that. It would be kind of scary if you are a college athlete and you tried to take a stand and then the athletic director or something like that, or your coach comes and says, ‘Hey, what are you doing? That's super un-American,' or something like that. "You'd probably be scared of the consequences that could be enforced on you at that point and a lot of guys in college and in the NFL don't really want to get into the trouble of it, you know what I mean? Because it's a pretty big stance you take and there's a lot of backlash that comes with that. Kids don't want people hating them, let's be honest. A grown man has more of a ability to be just like ‘Whatever, I believe what I believe in.'"

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State has been using RB Jamal Morrow for the coin toss for about two and a half years, but does not name traditional captains. Here's Mike Leach explaining the process that led to the selection of Morrow for this role: "He's gotta be smart enough to call either heads or tails, that's it. So I thought about should I get the biggest guy on the team or the littlest guy on the team? And then I thought, well, Jamal Morrow was on The Price is Right and was fairly lucky and went to the final round and almost won the sucker. And was closest to the price, but was over by like three dollars. The other person was under by like sixty dollars, but since he's over he loses. "So I figured, well, Jamal Morrow is a lucky guy plus he's got pretty good energy to him and stuff like that. So why not Jamal Morrow? So Jamal Morrow goes out and did have an amazing knack for winning the toss. Wins it almost all the time. I mean literally. I'm serious about that. I don't know what his record is, but it's something incredible."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State coach Mike Leach has weighed in on who he will be cheering for in the World Series (the Indians) and why (Cubs fans bother him). Summed up, Leach thinks there are too many Cubs and doesn't like when the team is referred to as "My Cubbies." "Every yuppie with a BMW or with some special attachment to his computer or some designer set of jeans or something like that is a Cubs fans and refers to them as ‘My Cubbies,'" Leach said. "And I think there are too many out-of-the-woodwork people that like them that like them because they like the uniforms. Don't know the first thing about baseball. Probably have never even attended a Cubs games."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

WSU's Luke Falk leads nation with a 72.7 completion rate, UW's Jake Browning leads Power 5 with a 199.6 rating, and Cal's Davis Webb leads Power 5 with 27 TD passes.

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Cougars, Utes on track to Rose Bowl

Entering Week 9, Mark Schlabach projects Utah, but Brett McMurphy projects Washington State to represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Both teams still have a matchup against Washington to play, which could be the deciding factor. Bowl Projections

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2dKevin Gemmell

Graham rebukes Leach for sign-stealing remarks

Following Washington State's win over Arizona State on Saturday, ASU coach Todd Graham had some words for Mike Leach, who earlier in the week accused the Sun Devils' coaches of stealing signals.

Todd Graham confronts Mike Leach for stealing signs comment (0:16)

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State held off a furious fourth-quarter rally from Arizona State, winning 37-32, to stay perfect in Pac-12 play. The Cougars are 4-0 in league play for the first time since 2003 and are tied with Washington atop the Pac-12 North standings. They travel to Oregon State next weekend. ASU heads to Oregon next week, but the status of quarterback Manny Wilkins remains unknown after he left in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury.


Sun Devils get back in game with return TD

Tim White cuts across the field and follows his blockers for a 70-yard punt-return touchdown. Arizona State converted a two-point conversion to pull within 37-29 of Washington State early in the fourth quarter.


Marks sets school TD reception record

Luke Falk hits Gabe Marks in stride down the right sideline for a 52-yard touchdown to increase Washington State's lead over Arizona State to 37-21 in the fourth quarter. Marks' 31st career TD catch broke the school record.


ASU ends third quarter with TD

Demario Richard breaks a tackle and walks in for a touchdown from one yard out as Arizona State cuts Washington State's lead to 31-21 heading into the fourth quarter.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Heading into the fourth quarter in Tempe, Washington State leads ASU 31-21. WSU QB Luke Falk has looked sharp in the second half. The Sun Devils, who lost quarterback Manny Wilkins in the first quarter, have been relying heavily on their "Sparky" package -- their version of the wildcat formation. It paid off with a Demario Richard touchdown right at the end of the third quarter.


Falk's second TD pass extends Wazzu lead

Luke Falk finds Jamal Morrow uncovered out of the backfield for a 3-yard touchdown throw. Washington State leads Arizona State 31-14 late in the third quarter.


Cougars open second half with touchdown

Gerard Wicks scores on a 3-yard run as Washington State extends its lead over Arizona State to 24-14 early in the third quarter.

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2dHeather Dinich

The CFP trickle-down effect of Ohio State's loss

After Penn State let chaos in the door with its win over OSU, Louisville is back in the playoff mix, West Virginia is no joke and Washington State -- Wazzu! -- could have a major playoff impact.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State takes a 17-14 lead into halftime at Arizona State. The Cougars didn't get their first offensive touchdown until the final minute of the half. But they did a 100-yard kick return touchdown from Robert Taylor. It was the first time since 2003 that WSU had returned a kickoff for a score.


Taylor returns kickoff 100 yards

Washington State answers an Arizona State score with Robert Taylor returning the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Arizona State leads 14-10 midway through the second quarter.


Ballage explodes up the middle

Kalen Ballage bursts through a hole and runs 52 yards to paydirt as Arizona State takes a 14-3 lead on Washington State early in the second quarter.

Team Stats

Passing Yards366.64th
Rushing Yards112.7119th
Points For39.618th
Points Against26.357th

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