This Week In Cougar Athletics History
In his first career start, Matt Kegel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown as Washington State defeated USC, 33-27, at Los Angeles.
Kegel connected on an 88-yard TD pass in filling in for Jason Gesser, who broke his leg last week against Oregon.
Washington State scored first and led the rest of the way, with USC getting a touchdown on the final play of the game to make it close at the end.
The Cougars scored one TD on a blocked punt and another on a fumble return, and the Trojans got one of their TDs on a fumble return.
The Trojans, who have lost six of their last seven, switched quarterbacks after being shut out in the first half. Mike Van Raaphorst, a fifth-year senior who has started 15 games, replaced Carson Palmer to start the second half and threw for three touchdowns, the last a 21-yarder to Keary Colbert as time expired.
D.D. Acholonu scored for the Cougars on a 35-yard fumble return, after Billy Newman sacked Van Raaphorst, to stretch their lead to 26-7 early in the fourth quarter.
Nov. 16, 2002
With the victory, Washington State moved to 19-7 overall, 9-7 in Pac-10 Conference play while Stanford fell to 25-4, 14-3.
The win was the first in school history for the Cougar volleyball program over a No. 1 ranked team.
Senior LaToya Harris recorded a double-double with a career and match-high 29 kills and 18 digs. Harris hit a season-high .460 for the match (six errors, 50 attempts). In addition, the Portland, Ore., native tallied three service aces to establish a WSU career record with 136.
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