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Friday’s bowl previews: Ohio State versus USC feels like a playoff matchup

Coach Urban Meyer could have easily stoked a debate about expanding the four-team College Football Playoff after his Buckeyes were the first team left out this season. Instead, he focused – as much as he could – on the Cotton Bowl matchup Friday night against Southern California, another conference champion.

Cougs win, storms strands fans and players

How 'bout those Cougars? A fun 20-14 win over Miami in the Sun Bowl-- except there was no sun to be found-- only storms that stranded players and fans alike.

Defense shines as Cougars weather snow, Hurricanes for first bowl win since 2003

EL PASO, Texas – The interdependent relationship of offense and defense was abundantly evident in a snow-inundated border town near Texas’ western tip. With the exception of two drives to start the first and fourth quarters, the Washington State defense was practically perfect throughout the 20-14 Sun Bowl win over Miami. But WSU’s hallmark explosive offense was dormant throughout the second half of Saturday’s game, turning a potentially dominant win into a squeaker.

WSU Cougar fans blaze trail to Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas – To the Washington State University fans who didn’t want to go out of their way for a bowl game: Meet the McLain family of Priest River, Idaho. Four days ago, Drew and Julianne gathered their three children and pointed the car toward El Paso and Saturday’s Hyundai Sun Bowl.

WSU: 2-minute drill

The Spokesman-Review’s Jacob Thorpe analyzes what Washington State needs to do to beat Miami.

Miami: 2-minute drill

The Spokesman-Review’s Jim Allen analyzes what Miami needs to do to beat Washington State.

Cougars take tour of Fort Bliss with Sun Bowl on horizon

A Bradley fighting vehicle is a cramped workspace for a soldier of average size. Yet somehow the Washington State offensive line was able to get inside and operate the troop carrier during the Cougars’ Wednesday tour of El Paso’s Fort Bliss

Mike Leach prepares disciples for future success

A late-arriving flight prevented Washington State from participating in its scheduled Monday night practice, but the Cougars put in nearly three hours of work at a local high school facility on Tuesday.