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Tuel-led WSU runs over OSU to end the grief

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It’s almost impossible to conceive how much Washington State’s 31-14 upset win Saturday against Oregon State washed away. A 16-game Pac-10 losing streak, longest in school history. …


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game

What went right For the first time since the Bill Doba era, the Cougars rushed for more than 200 yards – 221 in fact. That rushing game allowed them to …


How they scored: WSU vs. Oregon State

Second quarter WSU 7, OSU 0


Cougars take aim at Rodgers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – If, as the old saying goes, dynamite comes in small packages, then Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers is nitroglycerine. The 5-foot-7, 191-pound junior is not the …


Cougs’ troubled defense sees better days on horizon

PULLMAN – If the recent past is a minefield for the Washington State defense, and it is, then the future is the safe haven on the other side. The Cougars’ …


First look: WSU at Oregon State

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday, Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Ore. TV: FSN


Attrition affects Cougars’ ability to execute

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff has made it clear that when the Washington State offense is clicking it isn’t just one or two or three players who make it go. And, …


Cougs’ defense clicks until late screen hurts

PULLMAN – As bad as Washington State’s defense has been on third down the past two seasons, the numbers don’t lie: The Cougars have been even worse this year, failing …


Blanchette: Cougs need more gizmos than Tuel

PULLMAN – Most schools try to get their games on ESPN. Washington State thinks it’s a big deal if its flag gets air time. For 100 consecutive editions of ESPN’s …


Statistics: WSU vs. California

For 11-07-2010


How they scored: WSU vs. California

Second quarter WSU 7, Cal 0


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game: WSU vs. California

What went right The running game resulted in 144 positive yards, with Logwone Mitz and Jeff Tuel combining for all but 17 of those. Mitz, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound junior, ran …


Cougars don’t respond with game in grasp

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff had a specific point in mind. But what he said also touched an overarching theme.


Cougs hope to be traffic cops

PULLMAN – The past two years, the University of California’s football team has treated the Washington State run defense like a traffic cone on U.S. 195. The Cougars have been …


WSU’s Tuel, Cal’s Sweeney go way back

PULLMAN – Football players have a way of banging into each other over the years. A teammate in one career becomes a rival in another. Such is the case with …


Sweeney roots run deep in area

The name Sweeney still has a cachet in Pullman, dating back to the eight years Jim Sweeney coached the Cougars. Though the Cougars won just 26 games those years (1968-1975), …


Cougs’ 2011 football schedule

PULLMAN – Washington State will make a trip to the Los Angeles area during the 2011 football season under the new Pac-12 Conference schedule that will be officially unveiled this …


Washington State said hello to back-to-back bye weeks

PULLMAN – Up until early March, this Saturday was supposed to be a day of raking leaves, cleaning out gutters, changing the oil in the snow blower. Anything but a …


Cougs will face new Bears QB

PULLMAN – No matter the outcome of Saturday’s game in Pullman, California head football coach Jeff Tedford will be glad the road portion of the 2010 schedule is over. The …


First look: California at WSU

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday, Martin Stadium, Pullman TV: FSN


First Look: California at WSU

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday, Martin Stadium, Pullman TV: FSN Records: WSU (1-8, 0-6 in Pac-10); California (4-4, 2-3) Last week: Washington State lost at Arizona State, 42-0; California lost at …


Wulff says Cougs failed to respond

PULLMAN – With nearly 24 hours to let everything sink in and examine the evidence, Washington State coach Paul Wulff realized something about the Cougars’ 42-0 loss at Arizona State …


WSU’s ‘worst performance of the year’ comes in loss to ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. – So much for building on the past three weeks. “We’ve been taking steps forward,” said sophomore safety Tyree Toomer, “and today we just went out there and …


Forrest achieves WSU marks for punts, overall yardage

TEMPE, Ariz. – It was another big day for Reid Forrest. Maybe his biggest. The senior punter from Ephrata High punted six times for 271 yards, a 45.2 average. Nothing …


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the WSU-ASU Game

What went right It is almost impossible to find anything to point out in Washington State’s worst game of the season, but Reid Forrest did punt six times for 271 …


Statistics: WSU vs. Arizona State

For 10-31-2010


How they scored: WSU vs. Arizona State

First quarter Arizona State 7, WSU 0


Could this be week for a win?

TEMPE, Ariz. – The past three weeks have been a march through the Sahara in July for Washington State University’s football team. The Cougars have played, in order, top-ranked Oregon, …


Cougs won’t shortchange long pass

PULLMAN – For more than 20 years, Washington State University’s offense has been renowned by the ability to do one big thing. Since Dennis Erickson was head coach in the …


WSU’s fundraising goal comes up shy

PULLMAN – On October 9, 2009, the Washington State University athletic department announced a new fundraising goal. The Cougars wanted to add more than 4,000 contributors to their Athletic Foundation, …