SEATTLE -- After reviewing film of Washington State's game with Stanford, Cougar head coach Paul…
Mistakes, opportunities not seized kill Cougs
That never was more apparent than during the opening play of the second half when senior Isiah Barton returned the kickoff 50 yards to midfield. It was a perfect opportunity for WSU (3-3 overall, 1-2 Pac-12) to seize an opportunity it never was able to during last week's loss at UCLA. "That gave us an opportunity," sophomore guard John Fullington said in a postgame radio interview. "They're really talented and physical -- but we didn't execute." Junior Jeff Tuel, who made his first start of the season after being sidelined with broken left clavicle Sept. 3 against Idaho State, never seemed comfortable. And for good reason -- he was under assault all night. Still, Tuel was inaccurate and never showed an ability to recognize pressure, which again, was constant as his team was dominated in the trenches. Tuel, who completed 17 of 30 passes for 145 yards, looked like someone who had not played in six weeks. "Somewhere along the line with Jeff, you've got to let him play and grow," said...
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