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POLE, COEN AND MONROE RUSH TO CELEBRATE HORTON

BEHIND THE AIR RAID offense, many thought Washington State could lead the Pac-12 in passing. And, sure enough, the Cougars lead the conference in passing. The only distinction is that the ranking comes through passing defense -- not offense. Coach Mike Leach discussed his defense and more during Tuesday morning's Pac-12 coaches teleconference.

Through two games, WSU has allowed 76.5 passing yards per game. Arizona State is second with an average of 116 yards surrendered per contest. But Leach was not only pleased with his secondary during Saturday's 10-7 upset win at No. 25 USC. He also praised the work of his starting defensive line, which consisted of sophomore Xavier Cooper, senior Ioane Gauta and junior Toni Pole. "I was really...

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