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  • SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2011

    Vince Grippi’s Keys to the WSU-Stanford Game

    What went right The way Washington State played defensively in the first half was about as well as the Cougars have on that side of the ball all year. Stanford …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

    WSU medical staff clears QB Tuel to play

    PULLMAN – Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel, who fractured his left clavicle Sept. 3, Wednesday was cleared to play this weekend by the school’s medical staff. “I’m ready to go,” …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

    WSU senior beat odds with dedicated effort

    PULLMAN – All David Gonzales wanted to do as a kid was emulate his pop on the football field. Get out there on weekends and throw his body around. Be …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

    Blanchette: Leaf isn’t trying to rewrite his unflattering history

    Slumped in a lobby chair big enough to accommodate both Ryan Leafs – before and after – the current version was exploring the challenges of rehabilitating a good life and …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011

    Cougars lament missed chances against UCLA

    PULLMAN – When the final score is 28-25 and your team has the smaller number, trying to decide why that happened is a difficult task. So coach Paul Wulff came …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

    WSU quarterback Tuel not cleared to play

    PASADENA, Calif. – When the kickoff finally came Saturday night in the Rose Bowl, Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel was in uniform, but not cleared to play. Tuel, the junior …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

    Vince Grippi’s Keys to the WSU Game

    What went right Washington State controlled the tempo, using a power running game to dominate time of possession by almost 14 minutes. Rickey Galvin carried 16 times for 88 yards, …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

    Statistics: WSU vs. UCLA

    For 10-09-2011

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

    WSU, UCLA tussle late into fourth quarter

    PASADENA, Calif. – Could Washington State do it two consecutive weeks? Could the Cougars rally late and win their second consecutive Pac-12 road game?

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

    How they scored: WSU, UCLA

    First quarter WSU 3, UCLA 0

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

    Cougars reworked defense after last year’s UCLA loss

    PULLMAN – The numbers were shocking. UCLA ran the ball 56 times. The Bruins gained 437 yards on the ground. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 216 yards, Derrick Coleman 185 on …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

    Tuel cleared to practice in full pads

    Quarterback Jeff Tuel was cleared Sunday to beginning practicing in full pads, clearing the way for a possible return Saturday when Washington State travels to Pasadena to face UCLA (2-3, …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

    Statistics: WSU vs. Colorado

    For 10-02-2011

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

    Cougars cash in with surprise play

    BOULDER, Colo. – Sometimes a dramatic victory grows from the fertilizer of a tough defeat. Such was seemingly the case for the Washington State Cougars on Saturday.

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

    Washington State vs. Colorado notebook

    BOULDER, Colo. – Marquess Wilson has made harder catches. The sophomore wide receiver has made longer ones. But he’s never made a more important one than the 63-yarder he gathered …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

    Vince Grippi’s Keys to the WSU Game

    What went right The fourth-quarter comeback from 10 points down. The last two times Washington State had the ball, quarterback Marshall Lobbestael led the Cougars on drives of 77 and …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

    How they scored: WSU, Colorado

    First quarter WSU 7, Colorado 0

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

    Cougars’ sophomore wideout leading nation in receiving yards

    PULLMAN – Marquess Wilson had a pretty decent freshman year. The Washington State wide receiver from Tulare, Calif., burst on the scene with a 48-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Tuel …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011

    Q and A with BILL MOOS

    PULLMAN – When Bill Moos was introduced as Washington State’s athletic director 1 1/2 years ago, he promised to make changes around Bohler Gym. He has.

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

    Cougs will work on finishing

    PULLMAN – Paul Wulff is certain of one thing his Washington State football team is going to work on during this upcoming bye week. Finishing games.

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    WSU-SDSU statistics

    For 09-18-2011

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    Momentum shift hurt Cougars in first loss

    SAN DIEGO – There is little that changes momentum in a football game like a blocked punt. Or trying to get one and failing.

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    Mistakes cost Cougars in second half

    SAN DIEGO – The ebb and flow of a college football game is often rooted in turnovers and their cousins, misplays and missed opportunities. Washington State’s 42-24 loss to San …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    Vince Grippi’s Keys to the WSU Game

    What went right The passing connection of Marshall Lobbestael to Marquess Wilson. They teamed on an 80-yard bomb to open the game, then opened the second half with a 78-yard …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    How they scored: WSU, SDSU

    First quarter WSU 7, SDSU 0

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

    Kick coverage concerns Cougars

    PULLMAN – It’s hard to find failings in a 59-7 victory. But following Washington State’s win over UNLV last Saturday, Cougars coach Paul Wulff was able to pinpoint one. And …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2011

    No. 1 offense in nation helps Cougs start 2-0

    PULLMAN – Heady territory, this 2-0 stuff. But the 59-7 whipping Washington State put on UNLV on Saturday at Martin Stadium was not the only win in coach Paul Wulff’s …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

    Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game

    What went right Once again, almost everything. And unlike last week, Washington State got out of the game with no major injuries. The offense, led by an efficient, close-to-dominating offensive …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

    Cougars take it to UNLV in another high-scoring game

    PULLMAN – It became official with 32 seconds remaining in the first half. This isn’t your older brother’s Washington State football team – you know, the guy who graduated last …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

    Blanchette: WSU’s progress breeds excitement, confidence

    PULLMAN – To borrow shamelessly from YouTube’s Greatest Coaching Rants, they are who we thought they were. Oh, not Washington State. The Cougars’ first two opponents.



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