Washington State Football: 3 takeaways from heartbreaking loss to UCLA

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Washington State football drops its first conference game at the hands of a previously winless UCLA team. What did we learn about WSU in Week 4?

Final
Washington State Cougars
63
UCLA Bruins
67

Washington State football took a brutal loss in its conference home opener, blowing a 32-point lead after being up 49-17 in the third quarter. The Cougar offense looked to be clicking early, with quarterback Anthony Gordon throwing five touchdowns in the first half and showing no signs of slowing.

Although the WSU team took a heartbreaking loss on Saturday night, not all was lost as they had some major bright spots. Gordon broke the single-game Washington State passing touchdown record, throwing for nine total scores. He broke Gardner Minshew’s record of seven total passing touchdowns that he threw in a game just last season.

While the offense was able to put up 63 points and light up the scoreboard, the defense was another story. This may be due in part to Dorian Thompson-Robinson having his coming out party in front of a sold-out Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. He threw for 507 yards and accounted for seven total touchdowns. He was all over the Cougs and ultimately willed the Bruins to their first win of the 2019 season.

With a wild 130 total points scored in an instant #Pac12AfterDark classic, there was no shortage of storylines for either team.

No matter how heartbreaking this may have been for a hopeful WSU team, it will have to move on quickly as the Cougars have to get ready for a game in Salt Lake City against Utah next week. What’d we learn from this game?

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