I agree with Sg above. The "Couged It" phrase gets used out of context too much anymore, probably because it has happened a lot over the years. My interpretation of the phrase is when they snatch a loss from the jaws of victory. Last night they were substantially beaten by a better team. Whether it would have made a difference if they had Faulk and their linebacker the full game we'll never know...probably not as they didn't look as good defensively as their stats indicated.
If anything The Cardinal (I still don't get the new name reference) Couged It last night. I was counting on them to bring a little respect to the PAC 12 after they outplayed TCU in the first half but their defense had no answers to TCU's offense in the second half.
If the Huskies play to their full potential, I think they have a decent chance tomorrow. Rooting for USC today, which I never do unless they are in a bowl and then I always root for PAC 12 teams.