Stories tagged: WSU football
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Leach on USC quarterback Sam Darnold: ‘Mature’ but not yet ready for NFL stage
A redshirt sophomore, Sam Darnold has already done the minimum amount of work required by the NCAA to leave school and declare for the NFL Draft following this football season. …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Washington State-Oregon slated for evening start, but kickoff time to be determined
Washington State and Oregon will kick off in the evening, but it’s likely an official start time for the Oct. 17 won’t be set until this weekend.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
USC gets top rusher back, but health of leading receiver is now in question
It was a good news/bad news kind of day for the USC football program. As of Monday morning, the Trojans were unsure whether leading rusher Ronald Jones would be able …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
First look: USC at Washington State
What is it? No. 5 USC (4-0, 2-0) visits No. 16 Washington State (4-0, 1-0) at Martin Stadium in the last of five consecutive home games for the Cougars. Where …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Sept. 24
Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch reflects on giving up only seven points against Nevada and talks about the challenge that QB Sam Darnold and USC will bring.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
Video: Washington State defensive line coach Jeff Phelps post practice Sept. 24
Washington State defensive line coach Jeff Phelps talks about Hercules Mata’afa’s dominant game against Nevada and looks forward to USC.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Video: Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro post practice Sept. 24
Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro talks about the game against Nevada and previews Friday’s matchup with USC.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Woodinville offensive tackle Beresford commits to Washington State over UCLA, Nebraska
Five different Pac-12 schools and Nebraska all hoped to have Cade Beresford on campus by the fall of 2018, but the 6-7, 250-pound offensive tackle from Woodinville decided Washington State …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Time not on Washington State’s side as Cougars prepare for USC on short week
The Cougars are working with an abbreviated clock this week as they prepare for a visit from the nation’s fifth-best football team.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
The leftovers: Nuggets, notes & quotes from Washington State’s 45-7 win over Nevada
It wouldn’t be a Saturday without Luke Falk breaking more records and climbing another rung up the Pac-12’s all-time passing ladder. Here are all of the “Falk Facts” you may …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Washington State moves up to No. 16 in Associated Press Top 25 while USC stays put at No. 5
After a 45-7 blowout of Nevada Saturday at Martin Stadium, WSU (4-0, 1-0) moved up two spots to No. 16 in the AP Top 25, giving the Cougars the highest …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8 p.m.
Washington State freshman WR Bell bringing upbeat attitude, production to Cougars
Bell turned four passes into 113 receiving yards Saturday night and the inside receiver has been one of Luke Falk’s best safety valves this season despite debuting as a Pac-12 …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Jim Meehan: Preliminaries over, time to see how Washington State stacks up
Thankfully, the prelims are over, though USC nearly didn’t get the memo. The Trojans needed a huge fourth quarter for a 30-20 road win over Cal. Now it’s WSU (4-0, …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
No Peyton Pelluer, no problem for Washington State defense
When Washington State coach Mike Leach was asked about the obvious absence of his prized linebacker, Peyton Pelluer, on Saturday, the never-speak-of-an-injury Leach wouldn’t recognize the fact he didn’t register …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Washington State’s Luke Falk, now with 103 TD passes, continues to ascend all-time lists
When Luke Falk connected with Tavares Martin Jr. on a 40-yard touchdown early in the second quarter of Washington State’s 45-7 victory over visiting Nevada on Saturday, it marked Falk’s …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Washington State defense nearly had another shutout in big win over Nevada
Not since 1981 had Washington State’s defense posted multiple shutouts in the same season.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Hercules Mata’afa leads day of dominance for Washington State defense
Washington State’s defensive line – primarily defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa – disconcerted Nevada, sacking quarterback Kaymen Cureton four times in the first quarter of the Cougars’ 45-7 victory on Saturday.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Difference makers: Hercules Mata’afa and Washington State defense shut down Nevada
The three difference makers in Washington State’s 45-7 win over Nevada in Pullman on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Vince Grippi’s three takes: This Cougars team continues to show special qualities
The signs were there before the season began. This Washington State football team could be something special.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
No. 18 Washington State blasts Nevada 45-7 as Luke Falk throws for 5 TD passes
The 18th-ranked Cougars led by 35 points at halftime and Luke Falk had another mega passing day as WSU dispatched Nevada 45-7 in front of 30,317 fans in Pullman to …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Freeman High flag makes cameo on ESPN College Gameday alongside Washington State’s Ol’ Crimson
The Washington State flag has appeared on every College GameDay show since Oct. 4, 2013. The Freeman High flag made its debut Saturday morning.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Washington State-Nevada to experiment with shortened 15-minute halftime today
Washington State and Nevada will return to the field for the second half five minutes earlier than normal this afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Highlights and links: No. 18 Washington State 45, Nevada 7
Live updates from Washington State’s NCAA football game against Nevada in Pullman on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
The pick: Why Washington State will beat Nevada
No longer are the Washington State Cougars losing to vastly inferior football programs. It seems they’ve passed that ailment over to the Nevada Wolf Pack.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Washington State, Nevada football programs have plenty in common
The Cougars will face variations of the spread offense throughout the year, but Mike Leach’s system is a breed of its own, with a handful of stylistic twists WSU probably …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Nevada
Theo Lawson’s keys for a possible Washington State victory over Nevada on Saturday at Martin Stadium.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
The architect, his pupil, and his son: Hal Mumme, Mike Leach and Matt Mumme are wedded to the Air Raid offense
Matt Mumme’s Wolf Pack (0-3, 0-0) are taking on Leach’s Cougars (3-0, 0-0) at 3 p.m. at Martin Stadium. It’s Air Raid vs. Air Raid – Hal’s longtime friend vs. …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Video: Washington State outside receivers coach Derek Sage post practice Sept. 20
Washington State outside receivers coach talks about the play of Tavares Martin Jr. and Isaiah Johnson-Mack against Oregon State.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
As he continues to seek work in NFL, Colin Kaepernick has two major supporters at Washington State
Colin Kaepernick is still out of work and that’s a hard pill for many fans to swallow – including two Washington State assistants who remain close to the ex-San Francisco …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Pac-12 picks: Recognizing our mistakes and ‘playing the next play’
If you took a few minutes to browse through last week’s picks, you probably noticed a large, bold headline at the top of the screen before anything else. It’s meant …