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Cougars face a tall order against Stanford D

JEFF TUEL AND CONNOR HALLIDAY

IT IS NO secret that Washington State has struggled to move the ball this season. Now the Cougars (2-5 overall, 0-4 conference) face No. 19 Stanford that some regard as the conference's top defensive unit. WSU coach Mike Leach discussed that topic and the Cougars' offense during Tuesday's Pac-12 coaches' teleconference.

Statistically, Stanford (5-2, 3-1) is not the conference's top defense. The Cardinal allow 347.7 yards of total offense per game, which ranks 34th among 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. "I think they might be the most physical defense in the league," said Leach, whose team plays Stanford at 3:15 p.m. Saturday (TV...

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