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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against No. 11 Oregon

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against No. 11 Saturday at Autzen Stadium.


Washington State’s Liam Ryan, Fred Mauigoa epitomize how opposites attract on the gridiron

Ryan and Mauigoa never have shared much in common, aside from their mission on the football field: to guarantee the safety of WSU’s record-breaking quarterbacks – Luke Falk, Gardner Minshew …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Strong ground game, second-quarter successes have helped Washington State rack up four straight wins against Oregon

While the Washington State football team has had a devil of a time beating its primary rival, it has had its way with the teams from Oregon the last four …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Washington State’s Anthony Gordon added to watch list for Manning Award

Anthony Gordon’s been the most productive quarterback in college football this season and now Washington State’s redshirt senior joins a handful of the nation’s best quarterbacks on the watch list …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Ten highlights from Washington State’s appearance on HBO 24/7 College Football

The all-access show offers behind-the-scenes looks at various team meetings, invades the house of quarterback Anthony Gordon, running back Max Borghi and linebacker Hank Pladson, tags along with the wide …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Analysis: What Washington State’s Air Raid is up against Saturday and what UW’s 31-point outing against Oregon told us about the Ducks’ defense

Mike Leach’s vaunted Air Raid, which has produced the nation’s leading passer for a second straight year, will be the next task for Oregon’s defense, which hasn’t held the Cougars …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Why tight ends aren’t used in the Air Raid, Justin Herbert and Coug-themed Halloween costumes

From tight ends and Wazzu-themed Halloween costumes, to Justin Herbert and defending the Air Raid, we visit a handful of topics in this week’s edition of the Washington State mailbag …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Three weeks after making changes, Washington State defense has its foot on the gas pedal again

The “Speed D” moniker that was birthed under the Alex Grinch regime at Washington State is still used as a rallying cry for the Cougars’ defense, even as the old …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon lands with New York Giants

Fewer than two weeks after losing his job with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, former Washington State safety has nailed down another one in the Big Apple.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Pac-12 picks: North division may be (unofficially) sealed up, but still plenty of intrigue in the South

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson picks Week 9 of the Pac-12 Conference football season.


After sorting out Trey Davis’ eligibility, Washington State could carve out role for USC transfer

After a somewhat strenuous process, Trey Davis has been cleared to play for Washington State this season. Now the Cougars are busy trying to nail down a role for the …


Mike Leach praises Oregon QB Justin Herbert but ‘very pleased we have ours instead’

If tossing four more touchdowns and clamping down his fourth win as Washington State’s starting quarterback didn’t do enough for Anthony Gordon’s confidence heading into of the bigger games of …


Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston on the ascent for Washington State

Without much turnover on the offensive line, Washington State fans haven’t had, and won’t have, too many glimpses of the young players that’ll be called upon when veterans Fred Mauigoa, …


Oregon has made a habit of swiping Washington State coaches

One of the most robust pipelines in the college football coaching world is the one that exists between the golden wheat fields of the Palouse and the evergreen forests of …


First look: Washington State at No. 11 Oregon

Washington State (4-3, 1-3) will aim for its first road win, and ranked win, of the 2019 season when it visits No. 11 Oregon (6-1, 4-0) for the Ducks’ Homecoming …


Washington State rewind: Defense crosses off top items on checklist in 41-10 win over Colorado

We’ll take another look at what the Cougars did to piece together a defensive effort that was long-awaited and much-needed in this edition of the Washington State rewind, along with …


Tim Burmeister elevated to assistant linebackers coach for Washington State

Tim Burmeister, who was formerly in a defensive quality control position with the Cougars, has been elevated to a position coaching role and will spend the remainder of the year …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

John Blanchette: With HBO cameras rolling, Washington State rolled out the red carpet for Max Borghi

Other than Wazzu’s first step into the Pac-12 win column, the best news out of Saturday’s 41-10 drubbing of hapless Colorado was Borghi amassing a career high for touches – …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Thursday Night Football scrimmages helped Washington State’s Anthony Gordon, Brandon Arconado establish bond

While the innate connection Anthony Gordon and Brandon Arconado have may be on display to Washington State fans for the first time this football season, it’s actually something that’s been …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Analysis: Convincing statement just what Washington State defense needs in 41-10 win against Colorado

Nonstop rain, the familiar trappings of Martin Stadium and the sight of a Colorado quarterback wearing No. 12 may have been just the blend of things Washington State’s defense needed …


Gonzaga Prep grad Armani Marsh earns first start at nickel in Washington State’s win over Colorado

Amid the shuffles on Washington State’s defense, redshirt sophomore Armani Marsh got the start Saturday at nickel.


Senior Marcus Strong helps Washington State defense lock down Colorado, break out of slump

One week after Washington State’s defense gave up its second-highest yardage total of the season, the Cougars’ lone senior in its secondary, Marcus Strong, bounced back and was at his …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

TV Take: Washington State delivers downpour Déjà vu for Steven Montez, Colorado

Two years ago Colorado traveled to Pullman on a rainy Saturday in late October. Quarterback Steven Montez was awful, the Buffaloes’ offense was inept and Washington State earned a four-touchdown …


Difference makers: Brandon Arconado, Max Borghi spark Washington State offense in rout of Colorado

Difference makers from Washington State’s 41-10 win over Colorado at Martin Stadium in Pullman


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Recap and highlights: Defense powers Washington State past Colorado for first Pac-12 win

The Washington State Cougars forced three turnovers and held the Buffaloes without a passing touchdown in a 41-10 home victory Saturday, their first of the Pac-12 Conference season and their …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Colorado

Slip “rain” and “Martin Stadium” into the same sentence and you’re sure to evoke some uncomfortable memories for Steven Montez and any other third-, fourth- or fifth-year player on Colorado’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Big plays have had massive ramifications for Washington State heading into homecoming game against Colorado

The Cougars aren’t conceding 47.7 points per game in Pac-12 Conference play – nine more than 11th-place Oregon State – because they can’t stomach the jabs and minor body shots …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Colorado

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Colorado Saturday at Martin Stadium.


No sunshine and cupcakes: After filming trio of top-20 teams, HBO will give authentic look at struggling Washington State

Few people residing in Pullman have benefited from Washington State’s three-game losing streak, the sudden departure of a high-profile defensive coordinator or the dramatic twists that have emerged from both …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Mike Leach refutes claim by former QB Connor Halliday that Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath argued about Washington State defense

Mike Leach has vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath, and that feud is what caused Washington …