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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.
The Washington State Cougars are at least outwardly undaunted even though they’re more than five-touchdown underdogs to second-ranked Oregon.
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.
Sean Mannion threw for 493 yards and four touchdowns for Oregon State (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12), which won its fifth game in a row since a shocking opening loss to FCS Eastern Washington.
Last year, Oregon St. held WSU to 207 yards passing, intercepted four passes and won 19-6. The Beavers forced Halliday to the bench after he went 9-for-20 passing for 81 yards and three picks. Both teams have changed, of course, so it remains to be seen how much can be gathered from last year’s contest.