Cougs hanging in after wild first half
LAUFASA SCORES!!!
LAUFASA SCORES!!!

Posted Aug 31, 2013


WASHINGTON STATE HAD little difficulty moving the ball during the first half, but too many mistakes resulted in a 25-21 halftime deficit against Auburn on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium despite a lopsided crimson advantage in total yards and first downs.

The Cougars moved the ball for most of the first half as quarterback Connor Halliday – outside of a couple of interceptions – seemed to have a much better grasp of the Air Raid offense than a year ago.

Halliday completed 24 of 37 passes for 264 yards. WSU, which also struggled in the red zone last season, received a boost from Jeremiah Laufasa, who rushed for a pair of touchdowns.

But the Cougars also made their share of mistakes. Halliday’s first interception translated into an 8-7 advantage for the Tigers when Tre Mason scored on an 8-yard run. The Cougars then relinquished a 14-8 lead when Mason scored on a 100-yard touchdown return.

Auburn’s one-play success continued on its ensuing possession after WSU regained a 21-15 lead as Corey Grant scored on a 75-yard run.

The Cougars held a 283-176 edge in total offense and a 17-6 advantage in first downs.

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