TEMPE, Ariz. — Washington State picked up its first win under interim head coach Jake Dickert over Arizona State 34-21.
"It's really surreal, I mean, it's something that you dream about," said Dickert on the win. "But, at the end of the day the team won this game."
The key factor in WSU's win was undoubtedly the defense and its ability to create turnovers.
The side of the ball that Dickert began the season coaching as the defensive coordinator took over this game forcing four turnovers in just the first half and would add another turnover in the second half.
On offense, Calvin Jackson Jr. starred hauling in eight catches for 139 yards and a touchdown.
"It was great, but, I couldn't have done it without those big guys up front and Jayden putting the ball where it needs to be," said Jackson Jr. on the big day. "It feels good to come out at the end of the day victorious as a team."
Washington State will have an extra week of preparation for a matchup with No. 7 Oregon with this week being a bye week. The Cougars will face the Ducks on Nov. 13.