Posted September 07, 2013 on
HE WAS GREGARIOUS and quotable like Sweeney and Walden. And he did something even the great Hollingbery and immortal Dietz didn’t: Take the Washington State Cougars to two Rose Bowls. Even his departure was off-the-charts memorable, with airplane tail numbers at Pullman-Moscow Regional adding up to the end of an era.

USC Blows It Against Washington State

USC looked absolutely horrible yesterday against the Washington State Cougars losing 10-7, in what proved to be one of the biggest upsets in week 2 of the college football season. After a decent start in Hawaii, USC came into the contest scared to throw the football and in disarray on defense; in front of a fan base that was optimistic regarding 2013′s campaign. The Trojan faithful...

Washington State wins ugly over No. 25 USC 10-7

Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3:03 to play, and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 10-7 Saturday night for its first victory at the Coliseum in 13 years. Damante Horton returned an interception 70 yards for a tying score in the final seconds of the first half for Washington State (1-1, 1-0 Pac-12), and he made the clinching interception with 2:18 to...

No. 25 USC opens Pac-12 schedule vs Washington St.

Washington State's first meeting with Southern California in three years is a chance for a breakthrough victory under coach Mike Leach. It's also a chance for one of the No. 25 Trojans' two quarterbacks to break out as the clear starter. Yet neither possibility seems all that probable when the Cougars (0-1) visit the Coliseum on Saturday night for the resumption of...


DAMONTE HORTON scored the Cougars' only TD on a second quarter interception and then picked off another pass late in the game to seal the deal and Washington State's long nightmare of football ineptitude was vanquished Saturday night in Los Angeles. By upsetting No. 25 USC, the Cougars sit atop the Pac-12 North.

1st Half: Halliday struggles, Horton shines

WASHINGTON STATE SEEMINGLY had every opportunity to build momentum during the first half, but three turnovers by Connor Halliday nearly set up a halftime deficit Saturday at No. 25 USC. But a stunning interception by signal-caller Cody Kessler was returned 82 yards for a touchdown by Damante Horton to tie the score, 7-all.

Hawaii DE sets official visit to WSU

WASHINGTON STATE HAS a handful of offers out to Hawaii prospects and the most recent was to a physical defensive end with a great first name for football -- Hercules. The versatile DE speaks highly of WSU d-line coach Joe Salave'a he'll take an official visit to Pullman next month. CF.C also caught up with a pair of other prospects who have also set up their official trips...


USC (1-0) hosts Washington State (0-1) Saturday night in their home and Pac-12 conference opener. The Trojans are coming off a season opening win at Hawaii while the Cougars are trying to rebound from a loss at Auburn.

NOTEBOOK: Coug D a shocker for No. 25 USC

LOS ANGELES – Two years ago, Washington State hired Mike Leach to rebuild the football program and plant more butts in seats with his wide-open offense. In light of Saturday night’s 10-7 defensive beat-down over 25th-ranked USC, most CougFans will gladly give Leach a pass on the exciting offense part of the deal. For now, anyway.

VIDEO from L.A: 3 Cougar storylines at USC

LOS ANGELES -- From the Coliseum, where Washington State and USC will square off Saturday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams, we take a look at three key storylines for the Cougs...
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