WIN OR LOSE on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl, one thing is certain: the game will mark the end of the line for 18 Cougar seniors who arrived in Pullman with a promise to help rebuild and will leave having done exactly what they intended.
The group includes one All-American (Deone Bucannon
), a two-time Groza Award candidate (Andrew Furney
), two two-time All-Pac-12 honorable mention picks (Elliott Bosch
and Damante Horton
) and one guy who started every single game since midway through his true freshman season (John Fullington
Some are fourth-year seniors, some fifth-year. Some arrived with three stars next to their name, some with two, none with four. Some came in as walk ons and others as JC transfers. Most were recruited by Paul Wulff.
Together, they helped do something at Washington State that no senior class has been able to accomplish in a decade: get the Cougars to the postseason.
In living color, here they are, the 18 who led the crimson renaissance: