Washington State Vs SUU: Damante Horton Changes Game Again, Ties Jason David Atop WSU Record Books


Nov. 12, 2011; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars corner back Damante Horton (6) takes a phone call against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

It was 21-10 and Southern Utah was still in the game, in fact they were driving to pull within a single score at the end of the first half.

Damante Horton to the rescue, for the second week in a row. You could say, he’s #TRENDING!

Horton took an overthrow into his arms and raced 72 yards the other way for his second touchdown in two weeks. The pick was a complete deja vu effort of the pick-6 that earned him Pac-12’s defensive player of the week (among a lot of other national awards throughout the week). Inside of a minute, down the left sidelines, same throw, same yardage, really everything but the significance of the play.

This interception was the back-breaker for the Thunderbirds, who to that point had put up a decent fight but were being out-muscled. Of course the pick against SC was just to keep the Cougs on life-support as the Trojans were about to go up 10-0 into the half.

At any rate, Horton’s pick-6 ties him atop the WSU record books with Jason David, who did it three times in his four seasons as a Coug play-maker. Damante Horton’s other score came in Eugene against Oregon in his sophomore year in 2010, and guess what, it came right before the half to keep Washington State in the football game. It seems he has a knack for that.

Oh yeah, if one game didn’t validate the fact that Horton is back (as we predicted HERE and HERE would be before the season began) this game absolutely does.

Go Cougs!