Wilner has the Cougs starting out strong, beating Boise State and wrapping up the non conference slate at 3-0. But then he sees two momentum-killing losses to Oregon and Stanford.
Washington State then rides a four-game win streak, according to Wilner, to move to 7-2. But the Cougs' regular season, in Wilner’s crystal ball, ends on a three-game slide.
The bottom line is a predicted 7-5 (4-5 Pac-12) record.
"I struggled to envision WSU having the depth needed to win the division and having the frame of mind necessary to handle the success that comes with competing for a title. Everything changes with expectations, especially when expectations arise for the first time," Wilner writes.
For the full entry, CLICK HERE
RELATED STORY: A bold prediction by CF.C's Skyler Cracraft