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Bad case of dropsies kills Cougs' chances

AT FIRST GLANCE, the passing game looked promising. Junior standout Marquess Wilson racked up 87 yards on four catches before leaving the game in the second quarter. Sophomore Isiah Myers posted career highs of eight receptions and 108 yards in his first 100-yard performance. And freshman Brett Bartolone scored the Cougars' only touchdowns to bring his career total to three.

Also contributing were freshmen Gabe Marks, who caught four passes for 25 yards, and Dominique Williams, who added three for 60 yards. But upon further examination of the stats from Washington State's 31-17 loss to California, the numbers aren't nearly as good as they look on paper. "I thought we left way too many opportunities out there," coach Mike Leach said in a postgame radio interview...

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