This Week In Cougar Athletics History
The Cougars rallied from a 10-0 deficit with two touchdowns in the final 2:40 to defeat Colorado 14-10.
With less than six minutes to play, the Cougars' defense forced the Buffaloes into a punting situation, but the punt never happened, thanks to a rush from Mark Pleis, which forced punter Art Woods to run, backward, for a 15-yard loss.
The Cougars' offense, which had been unable to generate anything all day, drove to the Colorado two-yard line and had a first and goal situation with 2:40 to play when fate bounced in the Cougars' favor, literally.
Running back Tim Harris fumbled near the goal line, but the ball bounced into quarterback Ricky Turner's hands, who ran into the end zone for the touchdown.
The Cougars were still down 10-7 with 2:36 to play, and Colorado recovered the onside kick. Three plays netted Colorado a loss of one yard, and the Buffaloes were in a punting situation once again.
This time Colorado got the punt off, right into the outstretched arms of the Cougars' Jeff Keller.
After Keller's block, the ball fell into the waiting arms of Paul Sorensen, who went 43 yards untouched for what turned out to be the winning score with 1:41 to play.
WSU goalkeeper Cassandra Graber earned her second shutout of the season as the Cougars kicked off the WSU Soccer Invitational with a 3-0 win over the 20th-ranked Washington Huskies.
Washington managed just two shot attempts in the first half and six for the entire contest. WSU finished with 16 shots on goal.
Jenni Druffel opened the scoring less than five minutes into the match. In the second half, Kim Lynass, who had the assist on Druffel’s goal, and Brittni Estep tallied WSU’s final goal.
Over 500 fans were on hand for the match, which was televised by Prime Sports Northwest.
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