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Leach: From corpses to zombies

SALT LAKE CITY – The man has never been known to mince words. But coach Mike Leach has never been as publicly upset with his Washington State team as he …


WSU Statistics

For 11-04-2012


Utah’s record improves greatly at home, challenging Cougs

PULLMAN – Utah’s record is not impressive. Utah’s record at home, however, is another matter. So is the way the Utes play there.


Tough task: WSU has to win out to earn bowl berth

PULLMAN – It’s not exactly a gantlet, competition-wise. But for the Washington State football team, the final four games of this season present a daunting task. That’s because the Cougars …


Cougar defense impressive against Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford’s power running game didn’t look the part against Washington State on Saturday. Or maybe the Cougars really have improved that much on defense, as they limited …


Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU-Stanford Game

What went right The offense and the defense, in tandem, for the first time this season. Jeff Tuel helped WSU overcome 10 sacks by completing 43 of his 60 pass …


How they scored: Stanford vs. WSU

First quarter Stanford 3, WSU 0


Cougars come up short at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – Postgame interviews here, for the visiting team, are conducted inside a cramped tent outside of an archaic locker room. So maybe it was fitting that even as …


Pac-12 football picks

What’s this? A full slate of Pac-12 games, and none of them is on a Thursday? I believe we’ve been transported back to, I don’t know, 2001. Of course, if …


Stanford’s Taylor steams toward another 1,000-yard season

Stepfan Taylor’s first encounter with a yoga mat was in high school, when he and some friends chose to investigate a class being taught at a local gym. No sweat, …


Cougs hope to use bye to get healthy

PULLMAN – Washington State heads into its bye week wounded. There are some injuries for the Cougars to deal with, too.


Cal vs. WSU: How they scored

First quarter Cal 7, WSU 0


WSU quarterback situation remains muddled

PULLMAN – There is still little resolution to Washington State’s quarterback situation. After throwing two interceptions in the first 8 minutes of Saturday’s game against California, WSU sophomore quarterback Connor …


Christian Caple’s Keys to the Cal-WSU Game

What went right Jeff Tuel led the Cougars on three scoring drives and he provided a little more consistency at the quarterback position after relieving Connor Halliday in the first …


Cal vs. WSU Statistics

For 10-14-2012


Blanchette: Enthusiasm is Leaching away now

PULLMAN – Next at Washington State University: Empty Corpse Bobblehead Night. Having exhausted the giddy buzz of a rock-star hire, whatever “whoa” jolt was felt from his recent trashing of …


Cougars remain winless in Pac-12

PULLMAN – Fans didn’t learn much by gazing at the primary scoreboard in Martin Stadium on Saturday, because technical difficulties meant that only the video screen was functioning properly. No …


Cougars hope for Cal-like breakout game

It wasn’t until the final minutes began ticking off the Memorial Stadium clock when Jeff Tedford finally noticed a difference in his team’s demeanor. California led No. 25 UCLA 43-17 …


At 2-4, Cougars still thinking bowl

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Deone Bucannon said it as if it were a certainty. Can Washington State, owner of a 2-4 record midway through the season, still make it to a …


WSU offense goes missing in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – He wasn’t saying it to place blame solely on quarterbacks Connor Halliday and Jeff Tuel, because certainly all aspects of Washington State’s offense had a hand in …


Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU-Oregon State Game

What went right Washington State played its best defense of the season, holding No. 14 Oregon State to just six points in the first half despite a big field-position edge …


Cougars take step forward in pass rush

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amid myriad questions about whether Washington State’s football team has improved from a season ago, there is one department in which it is no longer an arguable …


WSU-Oregon State Statistics

For 10-07-2012


Washington State faces questions at quarterback

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Debates over who should start at quarterback for WSU will only increase after coach Mike Leach went back and forth between Connor Halliday and Jeff Tuel on …


How they scored: WSU-Oregon State

FIRST QUARTER OSU 3, WSU 0


Oregon State quarterback Mannion blossoms

Sean Mannion torched the Washington State Cougars in a forgettable 44-21 WSU loss last season. But a different Oregon State quarterback will be under center for the No. 14 Beavers …


Leach pleased with effort

SEATTLE – The score was as lopsided as it’s been for Washington State this season, but Mike Leach didn’t assess the damage of the Cougars’ 51-26 loss to No. 2 …


Oregon vs. WSU: How they scored

FIRST QUARTER Oregon 6, WSU 0


CHRISTIAN CAPLE’S Keys to the Oregon-WSU Game

What went right The Cougars were resilient in the first half, responding to a 20-3 deficit by pulling within 23-19 at halftime. WSU’s defense came up with a couple of …


Blanchette: Cougars work on next chapter of story

SEATTLE – Everything we’re to know about the Washington State Cougars, we’re going to learn week by week. And that’s a relief to those who may have thought the book …