It’s Week 7 of the college football season with a truck load of intriguing matchups.
1090 The Fan’s Jason A. Churchill picks this week’s key college football matchups.
Underdog Washington State almost beat No. 2 Oregon on Saturday, but Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday was not impressed
Hard work is what the Cougars can expect when they host Oregon and Heisman contender Marcus Mariota on Saturday night in Pullman. The Ducks (3-0) have beaten their first three opponents by a combined score of 156-54, including a Michigan State team that came into its game with Oregon boasting a fearsome defense. Washington State, meanwhile, staggers into its Pac-12 opener at 1-2.
It’s time to take the Washington Huskies baseball team seriously.
Despite the double-digit loss, the Cougars had a good beginning. The team held 8-3, 17-10 and eventually 31-24 leads, the latter being the score at halftime. But, as has been the case for the Cougars all season, their lead was not foolproof.
The loss was Washington’s (14-13, 6-8) fifth in its last six games and dropped the team further down in the Pac-12 conference standings where it currently sits eighth.
Mike Moser scored 20 points and Joseph Young finished with 18 to lead Oregon (17-8, 5-8) which shot 57 percent from the field for the contest.
Not a single player reached double figures for Washington State (8-12, 1-7), which has now lost eight of its last 10 games. Que Johnson scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Cougars in both categories.
Wilcox made three clutch baskets in the final five minutes to keep Washington in the lead as the Ducks made their rally. The senior finished with 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 5-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown has been suspended for the Ducks’ upcoming bowl game because of his role in an on-campus snowball fight that got out of hand.