Connor Halliday threw for 488 yards and four touchdowns as Washington State beat Utah 49-37 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2006.
This year’s senior class is enjoying a season in which the Cougars (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12) are one victory away from qualifying for a bowl game. They host Utah (4-6, 1-6), on Saturday in Pullman.
Washington State has extended the contract of football coach Mike Leach for two years, ensuring he’ll be at the helm through the 2018 season, athletic director Bill Moos said Monday.
It’s no surprise that Washington State’s receivers are productive in coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. But it is a surprise that true freshman River Cracraft is among the best of them.
Washington State has lost three straight games by big scores and is in danger of missing out on a bowl game again.
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday says poor blocking was why his team lost 55-21 to No. 25 Arizona State on Thursday night.
Arizona State is forcing opponents into an average of 6.7 three-and-out drives per game, ranked fourth nationally.
The Oregon Ducks’ defensive coordinator was not happy with the plays that Washington State’s head coach called throughout the game on Saturday.
WSU’s Connor Halliday completed 58 of 89 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns — but the Cougars still lost, 62-38, to the Ducks on Saturday night.
Washington State players said they can’t dwell on an ugly home loss to Oregon State last weekend. Not with No. 2 Oregon on the schedule Saturday.