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WSU hangs tough vs. Ducks, but miscues costly

SPECIAL TEAMS miscues that added up to an 18-point swing, coupled with Marshall Lobbestael's off-target red-zone passing, ruined a strong defensive performance by Washington State on Saturday in a 43-28 loss against No. 7 Oregon at Autzen Stadium.

"We've got to play with great effort and intensity," Paul Wulff said in a postgame radio interview. "I think we do that as well as anyone." The Cougars responded well coming off a disheartening loss last week, but made too many mistakes to win. "We had myriad opportunities to get the ball in the end zone and keep the game closer," said WSU sophomore wide receiver Marquess Wilson, who had a game...

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