Posted November 01, 2013 on
THERE ARE MANY haunting words that could be applied to Washington State’s 55-21 loss against Arizona State on Halloween at Martin Stadium. But the scariest is the Cougars’ hopes for their first bowl berth in a decade now are in peril. After being dominated in nearly every aspect of the game, WSU (4-5 overall, 2-4 Pac-12) can only lose once more to be eligible for postseason play.
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Two-time Pac-12 leading scorer Brock Motum may be gone to graduation but that has Washington State coach Ken Bone looking to shore up his defense.
Bone wants the Cougars to be much more aggressive on defense this season.
''The last few years, we have played fairly passive,'' Bone said. ''When I talk about aggressiveness, I'm talking about denial defense...
The Arizona State Sun Devils will hit the road on Thursday night to take on the Washington State Cougars in a match-up of two schools from the Pac-12.
Entering Thursdays game Arizona State is 5-2 while Washington State is 4-4.
Coverage of the game between Arizona State and Washington State will take place on ESPN beginning at 10:30 pm ET (7:30 pm PT) from Martin Stadium...
Halloween night on the road in near freezing temperatures turned out to be anything but a scary proposition for Arizona State. A dominating performance on both sides of the ball led to a 55-21 rout over Washington State, as the Sun Devils showed no rust following their bye week.
On this night, it seemed like fate was playing a trick on the Cougars – and the result was anything but a treat. Washington State was unable to get much of anything going in a first half where everything seemingly went right for Arizona State, and they trailed 42-14 going into halftime – a score that seemed less lopsided than it actually was.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Taylor Kelly threw five touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as No. 25 Arizona State beat Washington State 55-21 on Thursday night.
Kelly threw for 275 yards and rushed for 66 to help Arizona State (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) qualify for a bowl and win its first road game of the season after two losses.
Connor Halliday had 300 yards passing for Washington State...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cardinal Gibbons quarterback and Washington State verbal commit Peyton Bender helplessly watched his team lose 71-24 in the District 16-5A championship to Plantation American Heritage on Friday night. Wearing a Cougars cap instead of a helmet, Bender stood on the sideline with a sling on his left arm and ice on his shoulder.
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IT IS AMAZING how quickly descriptives change in sports. For Washington State, that is not good. A defense that once was called stout again was porous during the Cougars’ 55-21 loss Thursday against Arizona State at Martin Stadium. It would be unfair to pin WSU’s setback solely on that side, though. The Cougars (4-5 overall, 2-4 Pac-12) were awful in several aspects of the game.
Winning on the road or coming up victorious in cold weather hasn’t come easy for Arizona State. On Halloween night in Pullman they have a chance to exercise those demons, let alone remain atop the Pac-12 South standings. How do the Sun Devils match up with an improved Washington State squad? Devils Digest’s Joe Healey examines ASU’s next opponent.