No. 19 Stanford sloppy in 24-17 win over Wash. St

No. 19 Stanford sloppy in 24-17 win over Wash. St
October 27, 2012, 9:55 pm
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Stanford safety Ed Reynolds (29) celebrates after returning an interception 25 yards for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Stanford won 24-17. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Ed Reynolds returned an interception for a touchdown and No. 19 Stanford sacked Jeff Tuel 10 times to overcome a sloppy offensive effort in a 24-17 victory over Washington State on Saturday.

Reynolds stepped in front of Tuel's pass for the safety's fourth interception - and second returned for a score - this season early in the fourth quarter. He ran 25 yards untouched into the end zone to give the Cardinal a two-touchdown lead and highlight another dominant defense effort that held the Cougars (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12) to minus-16 yards rushing.

Stanford (6-2, 4-1) still produced little separation on the scoreboard due to an inefficient offense.

Josh Nunes completed 7 of 15 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Hewitt ran for a short score.