WASHINGTON STATE OPENED with a thriller, but three turnovers proved too much to overcome in a…
Cougs hanging in after wild first half
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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