> The Cougs collapse. Washington State lost in Pullman to Colorado, 35-34. Colorado, one of the worst teams in the country up to this point, came back from 17 points down in the fourth quarter. Washington State had two narrows wins previously — 24-20 over Eastern Washington and 35-27 over UNLV — which it had trouble closing out. After asking to be punished for letting the game get close late, the Cougars finally were. Saturday, once up 31-14 in the fourth quarter, the Cougars ran 18 more offensive plays. They passed on 12 of them. Big win for Jon Embree and Colorado.