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Live updates: Washington State at USC

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Washington State Cougars face the USC Trojans in Los Angeles. You can watch the game on ESPN.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat USC

USC’s current point-per-game average (20) certainly doesn’t hold up against a WSU team that’s averaging more than 43 and if the Trojans offensive line can’t find a way to protect …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Washington State seeking consecutive wins over USC for second time in program history

The objective for any road football team is to play so well through the course of a game that it can zap energy and passion out of the crowd and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

An inside look at Chris Petersen and Washington’s somewhat cantankerous relationship with ESPN

A year after ESPN’s infamous cupcake broadcast, ESPN is back at Husky Stadium … at night … for UW-Arizona State. Washington and the worldwide leader are working on repairing their …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against USC

Keys to a potential Washington State victory Friday against USC at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Huskers fill out schedule against Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27

Nebraska will play Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27 to make up for the Sept. 1 game against Akron canceled because of bad weather. Bethune-Cookman is a Football Championship Subdivision team in …


Why Washington State keeps going back to Los Angeles’ Cathedral High

Both receivers, and now Djibril, have expanded WSU’s footprint at Cathedral, but so would a big result for the Cougars (3-0) this Friday night against USC (1-2) at Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington football notebook: Running game still effective without standout Antoine Custer

The balanced Eagles (2-1), who rank third in the FCS in total yards, have 110 carries to 94 pass attempts, totaling an impressive 723 yards on the ground and 910 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: A smaller slate this weekend means a better chance for perfection

We correctly picked the winners for 10 of the 11 games last weekend, and could have been 11 for 11 had officials in the game between Arizona State and San …


Weekly WSU football chat transcript - 9/19

A transcript from Wednesday’s Cougar football live chat with Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

USC game carries more significance for 33 Southern Californians on Washington State roster

The Cougars’ Pac-12 opener is meaningful because it’s the first of nine games that counts toward conference standings. But, similar to how the Apple Cup excites just about every Washingtonian …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: South Division continues to nosedive after another forgettable week

The weekly Pac-12 power rankings from Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Washington State outscoring opponents 52-0, outgaining them 462-92 in 4th quarter

If football games ended after three quarters, Washington State’s record would be no different than it is now. The Cougars have played well enough through the first, second and third …


USC to play first half of Washington State game without standout linebacker Porter Gustin

In the third quarter of USC’s 37-14 loss to Texas, Gustin was first flagged for a personal foul penalty after a punishing hit on Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger and later …


Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, receiver Travell Harris earn weekly Pac-12 honors

After going two weeks without recognition, Washington State players picked up two of the three weekly Pac-12 Conference honors after Saturday’s 59-24 blowout win over Eastern Washington at Martin Stadium.


Afternoon kickoff announced for week five matchup between Washington State, Utah

The Cougars will follow Friday’s late-night kickoff at USC with a mid-afternoon game against Utah the following week in Pullman.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

First look: Washington State at USC

Washington State (3-0) looks to stay unbeaten when it opens up Pac-12 Conference play against USC (1-2).


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10

LSU surged to No. 6 in the Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Offensive camaraderie apparent for Washington State through three games

Too bad Mike Leach had already exited the interview room, because even Washington State’s coach – candid and blunt as he can be – may have cracked a smile hearing …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Second-half momentum killed on a holding penalty in loss to Washington State

Its offense flummoxed and its defense on skates most of the first half, Eastern Washington had finally strung together a sequence of yard-churning drives.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Travell Harris gives Washington State a boost with 100-yard kickoff return for touchdown

Travell Harris is debuting as Washington State’s new kick returner this season, but up until Saturday’s game against Eastern Washington, the redshirt sophomore wide receiver hadn’t had many opportunities to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Peyton Pelluer briefly contemplated move to Alabama before deciding on return to Washington State

Alabama knew of Pelluer because defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi, a former defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator at the University of Washington, is married to the WSU linebacker’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

No. 10 Washington shuts down Utah in 21-7 victory

Myles Gaskin ran for 143 yards on 30 carries and added a touchdown, and Washington’s defense forced three turnovers as the No. 10 Huskies beat Utah 21-7 on Saturday night. …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State has every reason to believe early-season momentum will carry into Pac-12 play

So the Washington State Cougars have navigated their minefield of a non-conference schedule – they just took down the heavyweight of the first three weeks, Eastern Washington, in a fun …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State wins ninth straight at home, defeating Eastern Washington 59-24 behind dominant offensive performance

In seven years under Mike Leach, the Cougars have built a potent offense, strengthened their defense and, a more recent development, have gradually transformed Martin Stadium into a considerably difficult …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: Sam Ehlinger’s 2 touchdown passes lead Texas over No. 22 USC 37-14

Texas, which had started 1-2 in four of the previous five seasons, trailed 14-3 in the first quarter before shutting down freshman quarterback J.T. Daniels and scoring 34 unanswered points.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Difference makers: James Williams scores a trio of touchdowns in Washington State’s blowout win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 59-24 victory over Eastern Washington


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State provided plenty of highlights for Pac-12 Networks to replay in 59-24 win over Eastern Washington

There is an argument to be made instant replay is the most significant invention in the history of football. At least the broadcast part of it.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Pass defense, key rushing scores help Whitworth hold off Chapman to remain unbeaten

Quarterback Leif Ericksen, known for his throwing ability, passed for 324 yards, but added a rushing touchdown. So-called running quarterback Connor Johnson came through with a rushing touchdown, but also …


Sellout crowd on hand for regional battle between Washington State, Eastern Washington

WSU reported ticket sales at 32,952, which makes Saturday’s game the 13th sellout at Martin Stadium since the beginning of the 2012 season. It comes one week after the Cougars …