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Martin Stadium Miracle Gives Cougs Hope

MARQUESS WILSON SOARS

ON A COLD NIGHT on the Palouse, led by a novice quarterback, on a team that has been up and down more times than an elevator, Cougar faithful found something in the snow: Hope. After dropping their last five games, Washington State not only prevailed against Arizona State, but also won by 10 points.

That's more than the margin of a crucial field goal. It didn't come down to a two-point conversion. It was legitimate college football. At 1 a.m. today, more than 800 fans were logged onto CF.C's message boards reading threads containing such words as "bowl," "improvement" and "7 wins." Words that not too long ago seemed improbable. After all, a week ago, the same boards were ordering black veils...

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