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1dKevin 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.

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.

Spin move and super speed gets Wazzu a 100-yard kickoff return TD (1:10)

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State may be without quarterback Manny Wilkins for the rest of the game. He appears to have suffered an unknown injury in the first quarter and was seen sitting on the trainer's table without a helmet. ASU leads Washington State 7-0 in the second quarter after Wilkins ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the first. Already without Brady White, who suffered a season-ending injury two weeks ago, the Sun Devils turned to true freshman Dillon Sterling-Cole to replace Wilkins.


Sun Devil jumps from defender's grasp on TD run

Manny Wilkins hurdles a defender and waltzes in for a 3-yard scoring run for Arizona State on the first possession of the game against Washington State.

ESPN Stats & Info

Wazzu likely to win at Arizona State

ESPN's FPI gives Washington State a 66 percent chance to win at Arizona State on Saturday night. The Cougars would improve to 4-0 in the Pac-12 with a victory.

Is it fair to steal signs on the sidelines? (2:07)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State released the following statement from Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson regarding the $10,000 fine WSU coach Mike Leach received for comments he made about ASU's sign-stealing practice: "I fully support the Pacific-12 Conference Office and Commissioner Larry Scott's decision on this matter. Our professional integrity was questioned for two straight years by Mike Leach's irresponsible comments and we will not allow that to happen. We are pleased with the outcome and for us the matter is closed."

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3dKyle Bonagura

Pac-12 fines WSU's Leach $10K, issues reprimand

Washington State football coach Mike Leach was fined $10,000 and reprimanded Thursday by the Pac-12 Conference for comments about the Arizona State football program.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.172nd
Rushing Yards157.985th
Points For35.832nd
Points Against34.4110th