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Cougs beat Utes to earn bowl eligibility

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Cougs beat Utes to earn bowl eligibility

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Connor Halliday threw for 488 yards and four touchdowns as Washington State beat Utah 49-37 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2006.

Dom Williams caught a pair of touchdown passes for Washington State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12), which also returned two interceptions for touchdowns. The Cougars have not actually played in a bowl game since 2003, which was also their last winning season.

Utah (4-7, 1-7) has lost five in a row since upsetting No. 10 Stanford,

Sophomore quarterback Adam Schulz, a former walk-on, made his second start for Utah and completed 21 of 46 passes for 347 yards. He threw three touchdown passes and was intercepted twice. Former starter Travis Wilson is out for the season after suffering a concussion against Arizona State.

Halliday completed 36 of 62 passes, and was not intercepted. Williams caught five passes for 154 yards.

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