What to make of this erratic WSU football team? Who knows.
With the win over Wyoming last weekend, Washington State is now 2-1 for the first time since 2014. Sure that’s only two years, but hey, that 2013 season was also the last time WSU went to a bowl, so perhaps the 2-1 start bodes well?
It’s hard to tell. (Don’t forget, the Cougs started 2-1 in 2012 too, but finished 3-9.)
WSU gets a bye this week, and then it plays Cal — proud owner of the only undefeated (3-0) record in the Pac-12 North. The going gets much tougher for the Cougs from here on out.
The only consolation, perhaps, is that this year’s Cougs seem to have that maddening habit of playing to the level of their opponent. Will this hold true as they start their Pac-12 slate? Only time will tell.
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The Cal vs. WSU game will kickoff at 1 p.m. on Oct. 3, on the Pac-12 Network.
The Cougars are off Monday and Tuesday, they’ll practice Wednesday and Thursday, take Friday off and then jump back into practice over the weekend to get into game week mode.
Here’s a video of Keith Harrington talking about WSU’s win over Wyoming and the bye week ahead.
Now, some links.
— Here, I wrote about how a complete game continues to elude WSU.
— ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell puts the win vs. Wyoming in perspective.
— Howie Stalwick highlights the one factor that impressed Mike Leach in the Cougs’ win last weekend.
— If you’re looking for some Cougar fun to quench your thirst for WSU news on the bye week, play CougCenter’s trivia game. And, go.
— From Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman-Review: Here’s what the Cougars will be working on during the bye week.
— The Cougs are No. 10 in the third edition of ESPN.com’s weekly Pac-12 power rankings
— 710 ESPN’s Jim Moore says the Cougs still look suspect despite the win vs. Wyoming.
— Luke Falk falls to No. 5 in ESPN.com’s Pac-12 QB power rankings.