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Archive for Monday, October 28, 2002

Late Saturday Top 25 Roundup: No. 9 Cougars hold off Wildcats

October 28, 2002

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— Washington State was good enough to beat Arizona, even if the Cougars' heads really weren't in it.

Jason Gesser became the school's career leader in total offense, and the ninth-ranked Cougars came back in the second half to beat Arizona, 21-13, early Sunday morning.

"I know we were physically up for this game," Gesser said. "I don't know if we were mentally up."

Gesser completed 20 of 35 passes for 275 yards. Jermaine Green rushed for 119 yards on 29 carries. His tackle-breaking, 18-yard touchdown run with 7:37 remaining gave Washington State a 21-13 lead.

No. 23 Arizona St. 27, Washington 16

Tempe, Ariz. Defensive end Terrell Suggs had 414 sacks as Arizona State shut down the nation's third-best passing offense. The Sun Devils (7-2, 4-0 Pac-10) held Washington (4-4, 1-3) without a touchdown until the final minutes. The Huskies have lost three of four.

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