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Cougars run nowhere, except toward defeat

THE AVERAGE LENGTH of a jetway is 88 yards. That means that in order to board their flight to San Francisco, the Cougars walked 14 more yards than they amassed on the ground during Saturday's 30-7 drubbing against California. Granted, WSU's average of 2 yards per carry is deceptive because the team lost 28 hashes on an errant snap, but even so, the Cougars only averaged 2.9 yards per carry.

The running backs actually racked up 115 yards on 25 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Freshman Rickey Galvin was the one bright spot of the night, with the longest run – 15 yards – as well as the Cougars' only touchdown, a 5-yard, fourth-quarter dash through the wind and rain to prevent a shutout. The Berkeley, Calif., native who grew up cheering for the same school that steamrolled...

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