Hopes were high for this season after the Cougars went to their first bowl game in a decade in 2013. But they opened with consecutive losses to Rutgers and Nevada.
The 2014 version of the Apple Cup pits Washington (7-5, 3-5) against a Cougars squad that has lost five of their last six games as well as starting quarterback Connor Halliday. That leaves redshirt freshman Luke Falk running Mike Leach’s “Air raid” offense.
Falk’s performance has given the under-achieving Cougars some confidence heading into the final two games
Coach Mike Leach revealed the injury Monday, and said the nation’s passing leader remains in the hospital. The coach typically does not disclose injuries
Washington State lost much more than the game on Saturday
The Wildcats scored 24 straight points in the first quarter and beat Washington State 59-37 on Saturday
Washington State (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12) has had 23 players make their college football debuts this season, and starts three freshmen in the secondary
A week after beating Colorado 59-56 in double overtime, California held on to beat Washington State 60-59 on Saturday in a game in which WSU quarterback Connor Halliday broke the NCAA passing record.
Washington State’s quarterback Connor Halliday smashed the NCAA Division I record for passing yards last night with 734 yards against Cal.
Washington State rallied from a three touchdown deficit to beat Utah 28-27 on Saturday night largely because the Utes showcased many of the same problems that have plagued them since entering the Pac-12. The offense could not make plays in crunch time and the defense could not get enough stops when the game was on the line.