Posted September 23, 2013 on
WASHINGTON STATE receiving great Brandon Gibson led all Miami grabmasters with six receptions in their 27-23 victory against Atlanta on Sunday. The Dolphins remain undefeated at 3-0.
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Washington State enjoyed a relatively uneventful 42-0 win over Idaho on Saturday night. The Cougars cruised to victory as expected, with the most exciting part of the evening coming after the game when Washington State coach Mike Leach and Idaho coach Paul Petrino met at midfield for their handshake. Petrino was obviously upset with Leach […]
Washington State vs. Idaho is a rivalry that only exists because the schools are eight miles apart (as a WSU alum, I will clarify: it’s a dark, twisty, two-lane highway that feels about three times longer than it actually is). Heading into Saturday night, the Cougars held a 70-16-3 advantage over the visiting Vandals, but the two schools hadn’t played each other since 2007. A...
Saturday’s matchup between Washington State and Idaho seemed to be uneventful and went largely unrecognized. An overmatched Idaho was routed 42-0 by Washington State. However, immediately after the game, the head coaches of each team, Paul Petrino and Mike Leach showed everyone there was no love lost between the two. CBS Sports has video of Petrino and Leach having a Harbaugh/Schwartz...
WASHINGTON STATE FOUGHT TO the very end with an inspired goal-line stand, ensuring an Idaho goose egg would remain on the scoreboard in the 42-0 shellacking. It was the first shutout for the Cougars in 10 years -- and the fireworks continued after the clock had struck zeros.
Highlights Idaho vs. WSU
Connor Halliday threw all four of his touchdown passes in the first half as the host Cougars rolled over the neighboring Vandals. Halliday (31-for-43, 346 yards) exceeded 300 yards for the eighth time in his career as Washington State (3-1) won its third straight game.
WASHINGTON STATE ALREADY has upset a top-25 ranked team, which means coach Mike Leach was quick to dismiss any “shock the world” statements as the Cougars prepare to play at 7:00 p.m. Saturday against No. 5 Stanford at CenturyLink Field. Leach discussed the upcoming opponent, reflected on Saturday’s 42-0 win against Idaho and more during his Monday afternoon teleconference.
WASHINGTON STATE’S modern day gold standard for defense is the Palouse Posse, the 1994 unit that grudgingly gave up yards and points and helped the Cougars to an 8-4 season despite a woeful lack of an offense. How does the 2013 Cougars defense compare?
FOR OLD SCHOOL DEFENSIVE PURISTS, it was sheer joy to watch. Washington State’s defense shut out the Vandals 42-0, holding Idaho to 253 total yards, logging five sacks and a video-game like 14 tackles-for-loss. Were it not for a trio of Cougar turnovers as they were knocking on the doorstep, it could have been even more lopsided. Imagine how a post-game Bobby Petrino might have reacted then…
IT WAS A DOMINANT effort in the first half by the Washington State defense. With 11 hats swarming to the football, the Cougs wrapped up exceedingly well and forced two turnovers. After a slow start, Connor Halliday found a groove and tossed four touchdown passes as the Cougs took a 28-0 lead headed into the locker room.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco linebacker Chandler Leniu took his first official visit of the year this past weekend to Washington State and had nothing but good things to say about the visit.
RAISE YOUR HAND if, four games into the 2013 Washington State football season, you thought the most talked about topic would be the Cougar defense. I can assure you I wasn’t one of them. We all know that “defense wins championships,” but with a Mike Leach-led team it always seems to be offense that is the dominating factor.
The Cougars travel to San Antonio this week to face the Roadrunners. Here is an early look at Houston.
Inglewood (Calif.) wide out Zaire Andre committed to Washington State back in May but had never been to the Pullman campus prior to this weekend.
THREE-STAR O-LINEMAN Sean Krepsz offered a rave review for his Washington State experience this past weekend out on the Palouse. He didn't commit during his official visit but Krepsz said the Cougs remain his No. 1 and he has some serious thinking to do.