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Cougs Need Big Plays Against USC

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PULLMAN, Wash. -- Can the Cougs make it two straight wins even without leading rusher James Montgomery, who is out for the season with a season-ending leg injury?

Well, if the Cougs are to win Saturday against USC, they will need more big plays on offense and defense.

Last Saturday, the Cougs had two 4th quarter touchdowns and 4 interceptions in their 30-27 overtime win over SMU.

"When players make big plays in a game, that's what ultimately rises the level of intensity among your team," said Coug Head Coach Paul Wluff. "You have to have an 'x' amount of big plays made for your team to feed off those types of things. If we're not making them out there, it's pretty hard to get excited. As coaches, we can only say so much."