Cougs come up short at No. 19 Stanford

Published On: Oct 27 2012 08:19:56 PM PDT

STANFORD, Calif. -- Ed Reynolds returned an interception for a touchdown, and Stanford (No. 17 BCS, No. 19 AP) 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.