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.
Arizona State converted all five Washington State turnovers into touchdowns
Redshirt freshman Luke Falk made his first start and threw for 471 yards and five touchdowns
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
Washington State coach Mike Leach has dismissed special teams coordinator Eric Russell after Saturday’s 60-59 loss to California in which the Cougars gave up back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns
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.