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Davis Leads Cougars Over Arizona State : Pacific 10: Quarterback passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-21victory.

October 23, 1994|From Times Wire Services

TEMPE, Ariz. — Chad Davis completed 28 of 40 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns as No. 23 Washington State withstood a late rally to beat Arizona State, 28-21, Saturday night.

In bouncing back from last week's loss to Arizona, the Cougars, 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Pacific 10, dominated for three quarters before Sun Devil quarterback Jake Plummer made it interesting with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes.

DeWayne Patterson sacked Plummer on fourth and 10 from the Cougars' 19-yard line with 1:23 left to secure the victory.

Earlier in the quarter, Plummer threw touchdown passes of 32 and 12 yards against the nation's best defense, which entered the game having allowed no more than 10 points in any game this season.

The first score, after a 15-yard punt by Martin with 9:44 left, came on Plummers' 32-yard pass to Clyde McCoy.

Then, after Marcus Soward intercepted a pass by Davis and returned it to the Cougars' 30, Plummer trimmed the lead to seven with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Uumoiya Glass with 4:53 left in the game.

The Sun Devils (2-5, 2-3) stopped the Cougars on the next possession and took over on the WSU 47 after a 28-yard punt by George Martin.

Plummer hit Chris Hopkins for nine yards and Matt Nelson for 14 yards to get the Sun Devils to the 19, but the drive stalled after that.

Washington State turned a turnover into a touchdown in the first quarter and then dominated the Sun Devils, holding them to 36 yards rushing.

The Cougars have won their last four matchups with Arizona State but trail the all-time series, 9-12-2.

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