Posted September 04, 2012 on
SINCE BRIGHAM Young sucked most of the air out of Washington State’s hope-filled football balloon, how to do the Cougars go about reinflating that sucker? It’ll probably take weeks, but there’s plenty of feel-good to be had Saturday when Washington State (0-1) entertains Eastern Washington (1-0) in Martin Stadium.

Tuel cements role as WSU's starting QB

Quarterback Jeff Tuel is listed alone as the starter as Washington State prepares for its home opener against Eastern Washington on Saturday. Last week, Tuel and sophomore Connor Halliday were both listed as possible starters on the depth chart. Tuel completed 30 of 45 passes against BYU for 229 yards and was intercepted twice as Washington State failed to score a touchdown in...

BYU vs. Washington State Post Game Podcast

Analysis and reaction the Brigham Young Cougars' 30-6 win over the Washington State Cougars in the form of a podcast. The Editor shares more of his thoughts and insights to the game including players who really stood out to him. Note: This is a YouTube "video" but their is no image, only audio. BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL uses YouTube as opposed to a traditional podcast server...

20 WSU observations headed into Eastern game

YES, WASHINGTON STATE struggled mightily in their season debut. On the other hand, it was just one game. The first game of a 12-game season. Maybe, just maybe, the first game of a 13-game season that includes a bowl. Here’s 20 positives gleaned from Thursday night’s loss in looking ahead to WSU's home opener Saturday against Eastern Washington.

Brothers cheer for separate teams

When BYU played Washington State last Thursday, there was a little family rivalry that occurred in the Laufasa family. Darrin Laufasa has verbally committed to BYU, but the Bothell High School running back has two older brothers that currently play for Washington State.

BYU vs. Washington State: Mo Moments

There were approximately 150 plays in the Brigham Young Cougars season opener against Washington State. Some of those plays were more important than the others. The most important plays were those that created momentum. The momentum, or potential momentum, of a play is influenced by several factors. It isn’t just the 50-yard scoring pass, or fumble returned for a touchdown that...

Prep Texas OL is mean, nasty & high on Cougs

WASHINGTON STATE HAS an offer out to a prep Texas o-lineman whose full rides number into the double digits and who says WSU is high up on his list. Meanwhile, his prep coach says he’s a gentle giant off the field but when it comes to the gridiron, “He’s just mean and nasty.”

Orphey impressed with BYU defense

One BYU recruit that was able to watch last Thursday’s season-opening win over Washington State was Santa Ana College cornerback Davion Orphey, who, at one time, had question marks about BYU’s defense. After seeing the dominant performance, things have changed a lot in his mind.

More to come for Hill

In BYU’s 2012 season opener against Washington State, true freshman Taysom Hill trotted out onto the field in front of nearly 60,000 fans and threw his first college touchdown. The road from Stanford to BYU was at first difficult, but Hill has come to realize that his decision to transfer was the right one in the end.

From teaching to chasing quarterbacks

There were quite a few true freshman players that saw the field during the Washington State game, such as running back Jamaal Williams and defensive lineman Remington Peck. Another true freshman who saw the field during BYU’s season opener was 6-foot-7-inch, 260-pound defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi.

Nelson addresses key points

There were some pleasant surprises that came out of the Washington State game, and there were also some revelations that weren’t so positive. The Cougars will have some time to address some of those issues as they face the Wildcats of Weber State at LaVell Edwards Stadium this Saturday.
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