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Washington State Blasted By Stanford, 58-0

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STANFORD, Cal. -- The Washington State football team got
crushed in California today, losing to Stanford 58-0.
      The Cougars were shut out for the second straight game after
going 280 straight contests scoring at least once. That streak
ended two weeks ago in a 69-0 loss to Southern California.
Washington State has now been outscored 172-0 since late in the
first half against Oregon State on Oct. 11.
      The Cougars turned the ball over four times in the first half
and were unable to score on two trips inside the Stanford 20. The
first drive ended when Nico Grasu's field goal attempt was blocked
late in the first quarter and the second ended when Kevin Lopina
threw his second interception into the end zone in the final minute
of the half.
      Washington State is now 1-8, including 0-6 in Pac-10 games.
      The Cougars set a single-season record for most points allowed
in Pac-10 play at 350, surpassing the 1981 Oregon State team that
gave up 330 points in conference action. Washington State has been
outscored 350-33 in six conference games, giving up at least 58
points in five of them.
      The win had the biggest margin of victory for Stanford since a
63-0 win over Idaho in 1949, and it was the Cardinal's first
shutout in conference play since beating Oregon 17-0 in 1974.
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