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Second-half meltdown derails WSU in San Diego

MARQUESS WILSON

IT FELT A LOT like 2005. Just when Washington State gained enough momentum to make an upset look feasible, it squandered it through a series of mistakes en route to a 42-24 loss Saturday at San Diego State. And if the Cougars, similar to their squad six years ago, narrowly miss becoming bowl eligible, this will be a game they remember.

WSU (2-1) appeared in great shape when senior quarterback Marshall Lobbestael found sophomore wide receiver Marquess Wilson for a 78-yard touchdown pass to give the Cougars a 24-14 lead early in the third quarter. And when WSU held the Aztecs (3-0) to a three-and-out on the ensuing series, it was easy to envision taking a three-score lead that might have been insurmountable. After all, Wilson...

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