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.
Rainier Beach alumnus Mike Ladd tied his career high and set a personal WSU best with 22 points.
Keith Price and Washington’s offense finally broke out, with the quarterback throwing for two touchdowns and running for another, and Washington become bowl eligible for the third straight season with a 34-15 win over Utah on Saturday night.
At first the goal for Steve Sarkisian was getting Washington back to respectability. Then came a bowl game. And another. Now in his fourth season, the Huskies have made incremental progress under Sarkisian with new benchmarks reached each season.