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Call for punt block comes up foul for WSU

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IT WAS A MOMENT that would be remembered – for all the wrong reasons. With a little more than 10 minutes left in the third quarter, and Washington State leading 24-14, the Cougars forced the Aztecs into a second consecutive three-and-out. The plan: Get the ball back, take it to the house, and put the game largely out of reach.

After all, three touchdowns would be a tough mountain for San Diego State to summit with just under a half-hour left to play. And then came the call for a punt block. Sophomore Bennett Bontemps, a sophomore walk-on from Rogers High School in Puyallup, got a good rush on Aztecs punter Brian Stahovich, but rolled beneath him. He clipped his legs – and was called for a personal foul. Roughing the...

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