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WSU defense came together and got some key turnovers

WSU defense came together and got some key turnovers
PULLMAN, WA - Is anyone still finding it strange that so many people keep talking about the defense associated with a Mike Leach coached team?

Yes, the Washington State Cougars have a potent aerial attack offense that ranks eighth in the country in passing yards per game, but the Cougars defense really helped turn games around this year, including a defensive touchdown that turned out to be the only touchdown scored for WSU and the game winner.

They're currently ranked 35th in the nation in points allowed per game, including a mostly dominant performance in last Saturday’s 44-22 win over Cal in which they only allowed 64 total yards rushing and forced five turnovers, something Coach Leach thought started slow, but picked up throughout the game.

"Thought our defense came together and rallied instead of just spiraling down, I thought they rallied well, I thought our offense kept responding till our defense got in sync then the defense got some key turnovers which I thought was really good," said Leach.

The Cougars return to Martin Stadium to host Oregon State for a PAC-12 conference match up Saturday night during WSU's dad's weekend. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
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