Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Washington State Cougars host the Arizona Wildcats at Martin Stadium in Pullman. You can watch the game on ESPN.
Gardner Minshew should have plenty of chances to boost his Heisman Trophy resume against a mediocre Arizona pass defense and the Cougars should cruise into the Apple Cup on a seven-game win streak.
Eastern Washington wasn’t about to let a called-back touchdown impede its momentum. Not in this setting. Not with this much on the line.
Sean Modster caught a career-best three touchdown passes to lead No. 23 Boise State to a 45-14 victory over New Mexico on Friday night.
Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in CFL, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: The Grey Cup.
Week 12 Big Sky Conference football predictions
The Idaho Vandals are playing out the final game in a 4-6 season. But instead of finding themselves in a Big Sky Conference outpost in early winter, the Vandals on Saturday are in the sun, at a storied stadium and facing a nationally ranked SEC opponent.
Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Arizona Saturday at Martin Stadium.
WSU players probably don’t need anyone jogging their memories, but they’re still only about 400 days removed from the 2017 debacle in Tucson, when the Wildcats rushed for 328 yards, passed for 275 more and scored more points on the Cougars than any opponent had since 2014.
No. 17 Washington still has a legitimate shot at a more than acceptable consolation prize despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the College Football Playoff conversation by midseason. The Rose Bowl still carries significant meaning in these parts. The Huskies would find themselves in the Pac-12 title game playing for a chance to go to Pasadena as the conference champion with two more victories, starting with their game against Oregon State on Saturday.
The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. Cal announced that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. This is the just the second postponement of the Big Game; it was delayed one week in 1963 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Imagine the 2012 college football season without Johnny Manziel’s gridiron wizardry and bombastic swagger, or the 2011 campaign without Case Keenum and his rocket right arm.
Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.
Derrick Langford comes from the same City College of San Francisco program that gave the Cougars Easop Winston, Anthony Gordon, Rob Valencia and Robert Taylor.
Washington State launched the marketing campaign on Thursday with the ‘MinshewForHeisman’ Twitter account.
In his senior year at the University of Idaho, where four years of a disciplined approach to the classroom and the football field should have paid off in a sunset cruise to graduation, Ed Hall could still benefit from the 30-hour day.
This senior class has led the Huskies to 36 wins, just three wins shy of the school record over a four-year period.
His burst and confidence affected by a series of leg injuries, Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson had finally come into own.
In the South, there’s still plenty of sorting to do. Four teams in the division could gain bowl eligibility by winning this Saturday. Three teams in the division are still hunting for a spot in the Pac-12 title game, as are two in the North. One of those could be eliminated by Saturday night if it can’t take care of business against a heavy underdog.
Minshew is the only Pac-12 player on the watch list, comprised of 15 names, but he’s the second Washington State player in two years to earn the distinction. Defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa was named a finalist for the award last season.
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