As this one was on television, you had the opportunity to watch what could never be described as an artful football game. But it was tight, coming down the fourth quarter. We have more on the link, so read on.
• Just remembered. We get an extra hour of sleep tonight. Boy, that will come in handy. ... We have our game story on our website already, so you can read it here. ... The notebook can be found here and John Blanchette's column is here. ... Here are some photos from Christopher Anderson. ... I'm not sure I missed anything between the two, so I might save my banter about the game for tomorrow's post, which will include more of Paul Wulff and the player's thoughts. ... I will add there was some really out-of-the-ordinary occurrences today, like a scoreless first quarter, or WSU scoring first, or a terrible missed call by the officials – wait, that happens often. I'm still not sure why there wasn't a flag thrown on the hit that knocked Gino Simone silly, or on C.J. Mizell's toss of Shane Vereen either. Simone's looked like a classic target with the helmet while Mizell could have easily been cited for unnecessary roughness. And I forgot. When Aire Justin fired the ball about 30 yards following his interception, why wasn't that a penalty? Seemed a little more egregious than Jake Locker's toss against BYU. Not long after the play on Simone, the Cougars were cited for an illegal formation on a punt. Guess those are easy to see. ... I had to work Reid Forrest's 84-yard punt in somewhere. Too bad he kicked it so far it rolled into the end zone for a 64-yard net. When I link the four things in the morning, you'll see how I worked it in.
• That's it for now. We'll be back in the morning. Until then ...