Cougars-Sun Devils predictions by WSU celebs and CF.C staff

WASHINGTON STATE is favored by 7 1/2 points Saturday at Arizona State (7:00 pm, Pac-12 Networks). Take the Cougs and give the points – hell, go ahead and bet the farm while you're at it, says WSU Fat Five offensive lineman Ryan McShane.

Arizona State should be nervous. We could've beaten those bastards in '97 if McEndoo and Rainville didn't give up a sack in the fourth quarter resulting in an ASU touchdown. We did have to face Pat Tillman back then, so hats off to that warrior.  Here in 2016, the Cougs win and they win big in Tempe.  Bet your combines on it, farmers.
WSU 55, ASU 28.
-- Ryan McShane, WSU Fat Five offensive lineman

The Cougs are on a roll and will stay hot this week as they travel to the desert to take on the Sun Devils! I said it last week before UCLA and I’m going to say it again headed into ASU: the Wazzu O-Line is flat out getting it done rushing the rock, all while giving Luke Falk time to throw the ball!
WSU 45, ASU 24.
 -- Jason McEndoo, WSU Fat Five offensive lineman

The COUGS will show up and dominate up front in Tempe this week. In 97, the Sun Devils got the best of WSU on its Rose Bowl hunt in the end. So this time, when the COUGS take the field, there will be big time plays and big time finishes as the COUGS continue on their path to another successful bowl season. GO COUGS !
WSU 48, ASU 14.
-- Rob Rainville, WSU Fat Five offensive lineman

The WSU o-line is pushing people around. And good things happen when the front 5 are clicking… I like the Cougs by 10.
-- Lee Harrison, WSU Fat Five offensive lineman

WSU will kick their sign stealing asses. The Cougs will score 5 TDs and yes, a field goal. If Chris Ball and Jordan Simone were still there at ASU, I would go with a closer score. But they aren't.
WSU 38, ASU 17.
-- Ian Furness, KJR radio host

The Cougar D plays lights out in Tempe, and the WSU running game has a field day on the ASU defense. The WR corps look to get back in the limelight -- I look for them to have a big game. #GoCougs #KeepItGoing
WSU 31, ASU 7.
-- Jeremiah Allison, WSU linebacker 2012-15

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James Williams stars with 120 all-purpose yards and 2 TDs. Mike Leach states afterwards that the game was evidence Williams needs more touches.
WSU 37, ASU 17.
--Jason Puckett, KJR radio host

It's been 15 years since WSU has won in Tempe. So why not now, seeing as how the Cougs are rolling. Coach Todd Graham and ASU have to steal signals from opponents and they still can't beat them.  What's up with that? Go Cougs!
WSU 45, ASU 34.
-- Paul Sorensen, All-America WSU safety and CF.C contributor

After bad weather in the UCLA win, Luke Falk will get back in sync passing-wise in dryer, warmer weather. Meanwhile, the defense will continue to harass and play with intensity. The Cougar D is finally experiencing a level of success we haven't seen in a long time -- and they want MORE.
WSU 42, ASU 17.
-- Jack Thompson, Wazzu Legend

I agree with Jack! The Cougar defense is going to be too much for the Devils, and Luke Falk, Gabe Marks and Co. will be hot down in the desert.
WSU 42, ASU 14.
-- Alex Brink, Cougar QB 2004-07

What looks to be a close game headed towards a shootout in the first half turns into a meltdown for the Sun Devils late in the game. WSU's ground game starts to wear on ASU while the Cougar defense finds a way to dominate the entire fourth quarter. The Cougs cruise to another Pac-12 victory!
WSU 52, ASU 28.
-- Skyler Cracraft, Correspondent Extraordinaire

Nothing looks like it can stop the WSU offense right now, and it sure as hell won't be stolen sideline signals. The Cougs torch the Devils in Tempe, and all my friends making the trip will head to the Seahawks game on Sunday feeling like gold.
WSU 35, ASU 21.
-- Braulio Perez, Associate Editor/Recruiting Guru

Wazzu will enjoy its trip to the Valley of the Sun this time around after years of frustration. Look for Luke Falk to shred the Arizona State secondary for 400-plus yards. He'd get even more were it not for the fact the Cougs can and will eat up clock and chunks of yardage on the ground. While ASU coach Todd Graham is busy stealing signals, WSU coach Alex Grinch's defense will steal the game and force at least three turnovers.
WSU 45, ASU 24.   
-- Lew Wright, Associate Editor

ASU has the worst pass defense in college football. But they have also faced some top shelf quarterbacks. The Devils got shredded by Texas Tech's and California's version of the Air Raid ... but ASU also won both of those games. So don't think they will be intimidated by Luke Falk and Co.  The key difference this time around is that the Sun Devil offense is more poorly equipped to compete in a shootout.
WSU 35, ASU 23.
-- Matt Moore, Analyst

The Cougs haven't won in Tempe since Jason Gesser was at the helm, but the Curse of the Desert is about to end. When you take one of the most prolific offenses in the nation and match it up against one of the ten worst defenses in the nation, you have a recipe for a double-digit WSU victory. Plus, ASU QB Manny Wilkins still appears to be shaking off the high ankle sprain that shelved him two weeks ago. Fueled by a Dylan Hanser strip that Isaac Dotson picks up and takes to the house, let's go with ...
WSU 45, ASU 20.
-- Greg Witter, Executive Editor

ASU's QB stable is a MASH unit and the pass defense apparently can't stop a kaleidoscope of low-flying butterflies - this one shouldn't be close. But that's on paper. ASU was embarrassed by Colorado, and Graham this week is pulling out all the motivational stops. Look for ASU trying hard to win the special teams battle (also look for dozens of new Pitch Forks Up! surveillance cameras disguised as concourse wall sconces). It takes a while, but the Cougs pull away. Another ridiculous River Cracraft (pictured above) catch provides the spark.
WSU 41, ASU 24.
-- Barry Bolton, Managing Editor

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