Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Sports >  WSU football

The pick: Why Washington State will beat Arizona

PULLMAN – Here’s an interesting, hard-to-fathom stat about Washington State and Arizona. In 10 games this season, the Cougars have received three rushing touchdowns from their quarterback, Gardner Minshew. And the Wildcats? Well, Khalil Tate has zoomed in for two. The explosive, dynamic Tate, hampered most of the year by a bum ankle, has rushed for just 153 yards and it’s been eight games since he’s carried the ball into the end zone. The Wildcats are still scoring at a high clip – 37.6 points per game – but they’re more predictable without the threat of Tate’s legs. While the Cougars’ game plan may be obvious, Minshew has options aplenty and few teams have demonstrated the ability to account for all of them. Minshew should have plenty of chances to boost his Heisman Trophy resume against a mediocre Arizona pass defense and the Cougars should cruise into the Apple Cup on a seven-game win streak.

The pick: Washington State 38, Arizona 17.

Local journalism is essential.

The journalists of The Spokesman-Review are a part of the community. They live here. They work here. They care. You can help keep local journalism strong right now with your contribution. Thank you.

Subscribe to the Cougs newsletter

Get the latest Cougs headlines delivered to your inbox as they happen.


Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)
Sponsored

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.