Posted September 15, 2013 on
PULLMAN — The future of Washington State football was on prominent display Saturday in the Cougars’ rout of Southern Utah. Sophomore buck linebacker Kache Palacio, starting in place of injured Destiny Vaeao, posted six tackles and recorded the first sack of his career. Touted freshman wideout River Cracraft, nondescript the first two weeks, flashed nifty hurdling skills and had a break out game.

1st half: Cougs' D brings the heat – & points

WASHINGTON STATE’S BEST offense is its defense. With Southern Utah appeared poised to take the lead in the second quarter of the Cougars' home opener, a pair of crimson cornerbacks stepped in to make sure that wasn't going to happen.

Leach has plenty of praise for defense

WHILE HIS BACKGROUND rests on the offensive side of the ball, Washington State coach Mike Leach focused on defense during his Monday afternoon teleconference. Leach also shared his thoughts on playing Idaho for the first time since 2007 when the Palouse neighbors meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (TV: Pac-12 Networks) at Martin Stadium, and much more.

Notes & quotes galore from WSU's 48-10 win

PULLMAN – Washington State’s Air Raid offense finally exploded on Saturday afternoon at Martin Stadium. After WSU’s highly touted offense generated just six points on two field goals in the previous six quarters, the Cougars routed Southern Utah, 48-10.

WSU RB coach big fan of Air Raid, defense too

SPOKANE -- Asking the running backs coach at Washington State to comment on the proficiency of Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense is a little like asking the fisherman who keeps getting skunked; “Where are they hidin’?” But Jim Mastro handled the assignment at Monday’s Cougar Club luncheon in Spokane with all the passion of a college football coach coming off back-to-back wins.
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