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PAUL WULFF

PULLMAN -- The defensive game plan wasn't complicated. "The number one thing was to stop the run, the second thing was to stop the run, and the third thing was to stop the run. And we didn't," said Chris Ball. Call it what you want, the 63-14 loss Saturday to Oregon. Paul Wulff called it a landslide. Ball called it a nightmare. A Coug defender said it was his worst game of organized football.

Eventually, the Cougars hung their heads, and the Ducks took full advantage. Senior Alfonso Jackson was one who was beating himself up after the game. "I had the worst game I possibly...since I've been playing ball...I had the worst game...We got in that hole, instead of trying to fight our way out, we were hanging our heads." Jackson said. Of course, it wasn't as if Jackson was the only...

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