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Grime & glory: 'The Damante Horton Game'

WHEN WASHINGTON STATE hired Mike Leach in 2011, fans had a different idea of what his signature win would look like. It is doubtful that anyone would have projected a defensive-minded battle that was not settled until Damante Horton intercepted Max Wittek in the fourth quarter to secure a 10-7 win Saturday night against No. 25 USC at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

"I'm really excited for our guys," Leach said during a postgame radio interview. "It's a big win and one we need to draw from." After watching Leach's 10 seasons at Texas Tech, it seemed more likely that his first win against a ranked opponent would come in a 55-52 double-overtime affair. This one was no less dramatic, though. After all, when the Cougars defeat the Trojans, they usually are...

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