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Cougs show fight, but comeback falls short against UCLA

Published On: Nov 11 2012 01:28:58 AM CST
Pullman, WA -

 Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes to help UCLA (No. 18 BCS, No. 17 AP) beat Washington State 44-36 on Saturday night.

UCLA (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) has won four games in a row since a loss at California, and is first in the Pac-12 South.

Washington State (2-8, 0-7) has lost seven straight and new coach Mike Leach is still looking for his first league win. Connor Halliday threw five touchdown passes in the loss.

Washington State dominated the first quarter, then was outscored 30-0 in the second quarter as Hundley threw three touchdown passes and the Bruins piled up 181 yards.

The Cougars played without star receiver Marquess Wilson, who was suspended this week for a violation of team rules and then quit the team.

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