Sept. 1, 2007
WASHINGTON STATE at No. 7 WISCONSIN
Sept. 1, 2007
Camp Randall Stadium
FINAL SCORE: Wisconsin 42, Washington State 21
WASHINGTON STATE NOTES
-- WSU has scored in 262 consecutive games since a 44-0 shutout at Ohio State in 1984...the streak is the second longest active streak among D-I schools (Michigan) and the fifth longest all-time.
-- With today's loss, WSU is 5-3 when opening the season against a current Big Ten school...The Cougars are 1-0 against Iowa, 4-0 against Illinois, and 0-1 against Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin...the Cougars are now 3-2 in season-openers under Head Coach Bill Doba.
-- With his four receptions today, senior receiver Michael Bumpus moved past Tim Stallworth (1986-89) and C.J. Davis (1988-92) into sixth place on the Cougars career receptions list...Bumpus now has 129 for his career
-- WSU's 80-yard, 8-play drive (2:28) to open the game marked the first time since Sept. 9, 2006, against Idaho that the Cougars opened the game with a touchdown drive...when WSU's second possession ended with a touchdown, it marked the first time since the season-opener against Idaho (Sept. 1, 2005) that the Cougars had back-to-back touchdowns to open a game.
-- The Cougar's 80-yard touchdown drive to open the game was the 26th time in the last 27 games WSU has scored on a drive of 80 or more yards...the one game when WSU didn't score on a long drive was against California last year...during the span of 27 games the Cougars have had 33 touchdown drives of 80 or more yards and 11 of 90 or more yards.
-- Quarterback Alex Brink's 27-yard run in the first quarter marked the longest of his WSU career...his previous best was 22 yards in 2005 against Idaho.
-- Husain Abdullah's forced fumble on a punt in the first quarter was the fourth of his career.