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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Washington State kicker Erik Powell named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week

In a 33-10 win at Oregon on Saturday, Powell connected on all four of his field goal attempts including one that was longer any the fifth-year player had made during …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

The signs are all over, beating Oregon for third consecutive time meant a great deal to Washington State

The Cougars are fully committed to the idea that every game is a substantial one. Which is to say, it’s substantial until it’s over. Then the following game becomes the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

Gerard Wicks gets his turn in the rotation, leading Washington State on ground at Oregon

Wicks finally got his turn in WSU’s rout of the Ducks, rushing seven times for 58 yards to lead the Cougars on the ground. Up to this point, the senior …


John Blanchette: Washington State defense is making some noise

Call it one of those “Did I hear that right?” moments. We’ve all had them.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Roars turn to boos at Autzen Stadium as No. 11 Washington State buries Oregon 33-10 to remain perfect

WSU improved to 6-0 on the season, beat Oregon for the third straight time and gave itself a great chance at earning a Top 10 national ranking.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Washington State defense has no speed limit

There is one aspect of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch’s defense that is nearly impossible to deal with: the group’s speed.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 11:58 p.m.

Difference makers: Hunter Dale leads Washington State defense in rout of Ducks

Luke Falk, Hunter Dale and Erik Powell were three key players in Washington State’s win over Oregon.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

No. 11 Washington State runs away from Oregon 33-10 in first road game of the season, improves to 6-0

The Cougars powered past the Ducks in front of a capacity crowd in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

Defensive injuries beginning to stack up for Washington State despite perfect start

The Cougars are playing their second straight game without starting defensive end Nnamdi Oguayo and starting middle linebacker Isaac Dotson left tonight’s game against Oregon in the first quarter with …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

True freshman Braxton Burmeister starting at quarterback for Oregon versus Washington State

Oregon will start true freshman Braxton Burmeister, not fifth-year senior Taylor Alie, at quarterback tonight against No. 11 Washington State.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

In Fort Worth, Texas, Ol’ Crimson makes 200th appearance on ESPN College Gameday Show

On Saturday, the popular ESPN show arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, ahead of a game between No. 8 TCU and No. 23 West Virginia. For the 200th consecutive time, Ol’ …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Like serpents, Washington State defensive players give Ducks no room to breathe in dominant outing

On Friday night, some 24 hours before WSU visited Autzen Stadium for its first road game of the 2017 season, players and coaches held a meeting that didn’t involve much …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

The pick: Why Washington State will beat Oregon

Now for your staggering Air Raid statistic of the day: in two outings at Oregon’s Autzen Stadium, Mike Leach quarterbacks have done nothing but throw the cover off the football. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Cougars eager for another crack at Jim Leavitt’s defense as Washington State-Oregon looms

Oregon’s first-year defensive coordinator was one of the few coaches who had a formula for WSU’s Air Raid and its suddenly relevant ground game last season. The Colorado Buffaloes reaped …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

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

Theo Lawson’s keys for a possible Washington State victory over Oregon on Saturday at Autzen Stadium.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Oregon-Washington State means long-anticipated reunion between Cougars, former DL coach Joe Salave’a

During a five-year stint in Pullman, Joe Salave’a brought in Hercules Mata’afa and helped mold the Cougars defense into what it is today.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Cougars-Ducks and Cardinal-Utes should be worth your while

Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson makes his weekly Pac-12 Conference predictions.


Washington State football chat transcript - 10/4

The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson chats about Washington State Cougars football.


Oddly enough, No. 11 Washington State dying to leave Pullman for first road game

The only team in the FBS that has yet to leave home for a football game will finally get a chance to do so when No. 11 Washington State visits …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Washington State’s Luke Falk, Erik Powell, Mike Leach recognized with national weekly awards following USC win

There wasn’t another quarterback in the country who had a better Week 5 than Washington State’s Luke Falk, according to the Davey O’Brien Foundation.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: A tint of Evergreen at the top of this week’s list

The Evergreen State finally has its golden era. The Huskies and Cougars haven’t been this good at the same time since … (combs through record books) … maybe never?


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Oregon to face Washington State without starting quarterback Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert is expected to return this season from a broken collarbone, but the starting QB won’t be available to play against the Cougars, coach Willie Taggart confirmed Monday during …


Washington State’s Jahad Woods, Erik Powell named Pac-12 Players of the Week

Woods was recognized by the conference for his play in the Cougars’ 30-27 upset of No. 5 USC, as was kicker Erik Powell. Powell was named the Pac-12’s Special Teams …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

First look: Washington State at Oregon

What is it? No. 11 Washington State (5-0, 2-0) travels to Oregon (4-1, 1-1) for the first road game of the 2017 season. Where is it? Autzen Stadium in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

So far, so good for No. 11 WSU, but now Cougars brace for brutal road stretch

For two hours on Friday afternoon, Washington State fans and patrons wishing to get their picture taken next to college football’s Holy Grail could swing by Pullman’s Walmart store for …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Washington State learns kickoff time for Oregon game; Ducks could be missing key players

The Pac-12 finalized times and television slots for Saturday’s slate of games and announced that the game between No. 11 Washington State and Oregon will kick off at 5 p.m. …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

After USC upset, Washington State jumps to No. 11 in Associated Press Top 25 poll

PULLMAN – The Cougars vaulted five spots in the Associated Press Top 25, checking in at No. 11 in the country when the national poll was released Sunday morning. Washington …