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Cougs' gamble doesn't pay off


PASADENA -- It was a gamble Paul Wulff figured he had to take. Wulff, though, didn't figure it would backfire on him and the Cougs. Even worse, the WSU coach never guessed the decision would end up paying major dividends for UCLA and alter the course of the game.

Tied at 28 early in the fourth quarter, Washington State had a chance to take the lead again with fourth down at the UCLA 1. A field goal would have been the safe bet, and in hindsight probably the better one at the time, but Wulff rolled the dice despite having almost an entire quarter to play. "We had the ball on the one-foot line. I figured the worst-case scenario if we didn't get it, that... Recommended Stories