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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

First impression: Washington State running back James Williams has another solid season-opening performance

One year after bursting for 211 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0 win over Montana State, the junior tailback once again found his groove in the first game …


Nnamdi Oguayo makes big impact for Washington State after absence in August

Nnamdi Oguayo’s mere presence seemed to uplift the Cougars, who’ve been confronted with adversity on the defensive line all preseason – first when highly-touted nose tackle Pono Lolohea left the …


Washington State freshman Max Borghi makes amends for early mistake with strong showing against Wyoming

Max Borghi will make fewer of those “freshman mistakes” than the majority of his peers this season, and if the running back’s college debut was any indication, he doesn’t let …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Analysis: Led by fresh faces, Washington State trounces Wyoming in season opener

The amount of confidence pollsters and prognosticators have in the 2018 Washington State Cougars was perhaps best illustrated in an early-August preseason ranking of all 129 FBS teams, courtesy of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

John Blanchette: Surrounded by oddities, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew was the Cougars’ key to staying calm

What restored the psychic equilibrium, oddly enough, was something the Cougars had that maybe no one was quite ready to accept: an assured, tested, steady hand at quarterback, who looked …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State fans greeted by familiar broadcast voice of Rich Waltz in victory at Wyoming

Rich Waltz began his career here, calling Indians and Chiefs games fresh out of college in the mid-1980s. That started him down a road that led to a variety of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Difference Makers: James Williams and Gardner Minshew lead offensive charge in Washington State’s 41-19 win over Wyoming

The junior running back finished with 135 total yards and two scores for the Cougars


The pick: Why Washington State will (barely) beat Wyoming

Wyoming could be better on the offensive line, but the Cougars have the more experienced at quarterback, are vastly more talented at wide receiver and probably have the slight edge …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State uses late surge to top Wyoming 41-19

Recap and highlights from Washington State’s 41-19 season-opening win over the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie, Wyoming.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 12:20 a.m.

Retooled, reloaded Washington State Cougars brace for season opener against Wyoming

In all likelihood, a football game played between Wyoming and Washington State in 2017 would’ve been more appealing from a promotional standpoint, would’ve come with a different level of fanfare …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 12:19 a.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Wyoming

Keys to a potential Washington State victory Saturday against Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

41-40 Cody (3 OT). As Washington State coach Mike Leach returns home to Wyoming, one memory stands out from the rest

The 1976 Wyoming AA State high school football championship was played on a frosty Saturday in Cody, on Nov. 13, between Leach’s Cody Broncs and the Laramie Plainsmen.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Previewing the Jim Walden Bowl: An all-encompassing Q&A with the former Washington State coach and Wyoming quarterback

Jim Walden, who plans to attend Saturday’s game with family members and former teammates, reflects on his time in Laramie and provides an early glimpse of Cougars vs. Cowboys.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 12:18 a.m.

Juiced up: Washington State using unconventional formula to prepare for Wyoming’s nationally renowned altitude

The Cougars are calling some dietary audibles, and drinking gallons of beet juice, ahead of Saturday’s season opener at War Memorial Stadium in Wyoming, which sits at an FBS-record elevation …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Craig Bohl’s defense is formidable, but not unfamiliar to Washington State’s coaching staff

Steve Spurrier Jr. spent an entire year at Duke in the mid-1990s trying to crack Craig Bohl’s defense, so if anyone knows what Washington State’s offense is up against this …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Ten reactions to Washington State’s week one depth chart against Wyoming

Washington State unveiled its week-one depth chart for Saturday’s game against Wyoming. We browse through the two-, but sometimes three- and occasionally four-deep and give you nine OR 10 reactions.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

First look: Washington State at Wyoming

Washington State (0-0) opens the season on the road for the first time since 2013, visiting Mountain West opponent Wyoming (1-0).