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Originally published Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM

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Cougars struggling on offense

For the second consecutive week, the Cougars finished with a season low in total offense, gaining 194 yards against the Bears.

Spokane Spokesman-Review

PULLMAN — Paul Wulff has made it clear that when the Washington State offense is clicking, it isn't just one or two or three players who make it go.

And when it plays as it did Saturday in the 20-13 loss to California at Martin Stadium, it isn't just one player who struggles, the Cougars coach said Sunday night.

Washington State put together just one drive of more than 38 yards. And for the second consecutive week, the Cougars finished with a season low in total offense, gaining 194 yards against the Bears.

"We were very inconsistent," Wulff said. "We dropped too many balls, we didn't block consistently enough and (quarterback Jeff Tuel) didn't have a great game himself.

"Boy, we had a lot of opportunities in open receivers or running lanes that were there that we just didn't quite hit."

That about covers everyone. Though it was not from a lack of trying, Wulff felt, as was the case in a 42-0 loss at Arizona State a week ago.

"All but a week ago, we've probably strung together six or seven games of very competitive physical football," he said. "That's all we can ask.

"What we can do better on is our execution levels and taking advantage of opportunities when we create them."

Most of the game, WSU had three healthy scholarship receivers and just Logwone Mitz and Chantz Staden, coming off a rib injury, available at running back.

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