Posted September 13, 2012 on
HE'S A RISING PROSPECT out of Texas who has quietly amassed double digit offers -- and he recently earned a full ride from Washington State. The Cougars immediately jumped high up on his leaders list because of one thing in particular.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cougars look to whip away the sour taste of last season’s loss to Utah from their mouths. They will need to accomplish a few things in order to achieve this end when they take to the road for the first time this year against their old nemesis Utah.
DESPITE THROWING A pair of interceptions – one on the opening drive of the night – Connor Halliday kept the Cougars from getting burned in the desert with a 35-27 win over UNLV tonight in Las Vegas.
When Cody Hoffman went out of the Washington State game following a hit to the thigh, unknown backup receiver Skyler Ridley came in and had an outstanding performance. Now that Ross Apo and backup Dallin Cutler have been battling hamstring issues, Alex Kuresa has made the most of his opportunities.
WASHINGTON STATE'S Air Raid offense was unleashed Friday against UNLV after being mostly absent the first two games of the season. After Connor Halliday’s 379-passing yard effort against the Runnin’ Rebels, many scribes far and wide wrote that this Cougar offense is beginning to come to form.
The Cougars of BYU will hit the road and travel north to take on Utah this Saturday at Rice Eccles Stadium. As the Utes take the field on offense, they’ll face a tough defense expected to be one the best to suit up in BYU blue and white in a very long time.
PULLMAN -- Washington State put the finishing touches on preparations for UNLV on Wednesday night as the entire Cougar team worked on fundamentals. The quarterback position? The offensive line? Question marks abound.
THE NUMBER OF tackles for loss by the Washington State defense is up significantly from last season. That's just one of the more intriguing numbers for the Cougs as they get ready to tangle on the road at UNLV on Friday night.