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Cougs ride dynamic Air Raid to win

DAMANTE HORTON

TO ASSERT THE Air Raid was run to precision would be an overstatement. After all, Washington State coach Mike Leach probably will review his team's 24-17 win Saturday at Arizona and feel the Cougars could have produced twice as many points. But there were a lot of elements to like from a 24-17 victory that put WSU on the cusp of reaching a bowl for the first time since 2003.

Coming off a stretch where the Cougars (5-5 overall, 3-4 Pac-12) played just once since Oct. 16, they seemed anything but rusty on offense as they quickly built a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. While WSU could not consistently translate long drives into points, which was a hallmark of Leach's successful teams at Texas Tech, junior quarterback Connor Halliday seemed as comfortable in the Air Raid...

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