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  • Visiting Cougars upset No. 25 USC

    LOS ANGELES – The only souls left dancing in this storied sports venue were colored crimson, maybe a couple dozen of them jumping and laughing and singing Washington State’s fight …


  • Freshman cornerback likely to make first start for Cougs

    LOS ANGELES – Daquawn Brown might find out here, the city in which he grew up, just how much growing up he’s done as a college football player two games …


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    1 Make USC’s quarterback throw the ball: Neither Cody Kessler or Max Wittek did anything in the Trojans’ season-opening win over Hawaii to inspire thoughts that either of those guys …


  • WSU’s Daquawn Brown won’t back down against Trojans

    Daquawn Brown might find out here, the city in which he grew up, just how much growing up he’s done as a college football player two games into his career.


  • Wins over USC almost rare as Rose Bowls

    PULLMAN – How rare is a Washington State victory over Southern California? Here’s some historical perspective: Two of the last three times WSU beat USC, the Cougars wound up playing …


  • WSU wins over USC rare indeed

    How rare is a Washington State victory over Southern California? Here’s some historical perspective: Two of the last three times WSU beat USC, the Cougars wound up playing in the …


  • USC coach mum on starter against WSU

    PULLMAN – Lane Kiffin isn’t quite taking his ball and going home. But the USC coach isn’t saying which of his quarterbacks will have the ball when the Trojans play …


  • Several Pac-12 teams reap benefits of the hurry-up offense

    PULLMAN – Mike Leach’s quarterbacks must be intelligent. They must throw a football accurately, a requirement more important than arm strength or size. And they must command the offense in …


  • WSU-USC: First look

    FIRST LOOK Washington State at Southern Cal


  • WSU shows confidence in the run game

    PULLMAN – If one play from Saturday’s loss to Auburn were to be put forth to stand alone as evidence of Washington State’s offensive improvement, it probably wouldn’t be any …


  • WSU shows confidence in the run game

    If one play from Saturday’s loss to Auburn were to be put forth to stand alone as evidence of Washington State’s offensive improvement, it probably wouldn’t be any of Connor …


  • After Auburn, Los Angeles doesn’t faze Cougars

    AUBURN, Ala. – There should no longer be any question about Washington State’s belief in itself on the football field. Not after the Cougars’ reaction to a close loss to …


  • WSU-Auburn statistics

    For 09-01-2013


  • Cougars come up just short in SEC country

    AUBURN, Ala. – Visited again by disappointment and chances blown, Washington State’s football players were angry as they left this muggy southern town, that attitude reflected by the few who …


  • Cougars show improvement in running game

    AUBURN, Ala. – Washington State under coach Mike Leach will never engage in a smashmouth, grind-it-out game with anybody, let alone a team like Auburn that prides itself on how …


  • Blanchette: Cougs show improvement, but still lose

    AUBURN, Ala. – Have to admit, even bludgeoned by incessant hype, there is some cachet to this SEC stuff. Take Auburn. Even with the beloved street-corner oaks poisoned, mourned and …


  • Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU-Auburn Game

    What went right The Cougars’ offense looked much more settled and in rhythm, and that much was evident early – their 75-yard touchdown drive on the game’s first possession sent …


  • How they scored: WSU, Auburn

    FIRST QUARTER WSU 7, Auburn 0


  • Cougs get taste of SEC mystique

    AUBURN, Ala. – It’s different down here. Not just in Alabama, where college football is nearly synonymous with church for some fans. But in all geographical locations associated with the …


  • Cougs get taste of SEC mystique

    It’s different down here. Not just in Alabama, where college football is nearly synonymous with church for some fans.


  • River Cracraft impact newcomer at WR for WSU

    Maybe Mike Leach has a plan: give the No. 84 to the most promising of his freshmen receivers, and watch them dazzle onlookers during preseason camp. Last year it was …


  • WSU’s building blocks of success

    PULLMAN – If the success of college football programs hinged on the recruitment of parents, Washington State would have long ago shucked its reputation as one of the Pac-12’s little …


  • Cougars story lines

    Big difference in one year When he is asked about last season and why Washington State wasn’t able to win more than three games, one of coach Mike Leach’s most …


  • Leach matches up against an old rival

    PULLMAN – Mike Leach didn’t remember the last time he coached against Ellis Johnson. Yet he did remember at the same time. Asked Tuesday during the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference about …


  • Some Pac-12 teams slow to name starting QB

    It came as no surprise that when Washington State released its first official depth chart of the season on Tuesday, Connor Halliday was listed all by himself as the team’s …


  • Washington St. at Auburn

    Time: 4 p.m. PDT Saturday, Jordan-Hare Stadium TV: ESPNU


  • What Cougars depth chart might look like

    PULLMAN – To avoid all unnecessary consternation, it should be noted: This is not an official depth chart. There will be one of those before too long, because Washington State’s …


  • Reputation, if not game film, precedes Auburn’s Marshall

    PULLMAN – Recent game film of first-year Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall actually playing quarterback is not plentiful. As a result, Washington State’s coaches and players will be plenty familiar with …


  • Call them both Sam

    PULLMAN – Eventually, Washington State defensive coordinator Mike Breske will decide who will start at sam (strong side) linebacker in the Cougars’ Aug. 31 season-opener at Auburn. But one participant …


  • Cougs work on hurry-up defense

    PULLMAN – All that sprinting Washington State’s defense is doing between plays at practice this week is intended to serve a purpose greater than simply preparing for an Aug. 31 …

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