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INSIDE WSU-CAL: Oh that Cougar defensive line

IOANE GAUTA (95) and TONI POLE

THE COUGAR DEFENSE surrendered plenty of yards to Cal but the WSU defensive line, the best thing about the crimson stop corps down in Berkeley, did something that until now had been thought to be just about impossible. They made middle linebacker Darryl Monroe almost disappear.

Monroe came into the game as the No. 2 tackler on the Cougs. In five games, he had been among the best, most consistent Cougar defenders. And he ended up with only two assists against Cal. Why? The WSU defensive line simply made a number of tackles and big plays themselves instead of occupying blockers and helping Monroe clean up, as per usual. Ioane Gauta had five tackles, two sacks, three...

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