STANFORD RUNNING BACK Christian McCaffrey is an exceptional runner after contact, there may be none better. Washington State on Saturday night held him to 35 yards on eight carries, with 23 hashes coming on one play. How did Wazzu limit him to 12 yards on those other seven carries? You can start with Cougar defenseman like Shalom Luani, Logan Tago and Paris Taylor.
October 10, 2016
WHEN WASHINGTON STATE's stop corps takes the ball away at least twice, a crimson victory generally follows. At Stanford, the Cougs generated three takeaways (2 INT, 1 fumble) in a dominating 42-16 win over the Card. And Wazzu also improved to 11-3 under second-year defensive Cougar coordinator Alex Grinch when forcing at least two turnovers. Here are the official stats, plus lots of notable nuggets.
October 9, 2016
PULLMAN – It took the Cougs a little while to start clicking on D this season, says linebacker Isaac Dotson. And there's work that remains. But after Washington State's 51-33 win over Oregon, they're getting closer, he says. Monday’s presser saw Dotson, LT Andre Dillard and WR John Thompson take the mic and weigh in on all things Cougar football with the huge WSU-Stanford scrum on tap for Saturday (7:30 pm, ESPN).
October 3, 2016
PULLMAN – Saturday’s practice at Washington State was planned to be brief, but one side of the ball got in an extra period afterwards and some additional reps. As to the Cougar D, well, they leaped into the spotlight from the opening whistle of Saturday’s session in going against a scout team offense modeled after the Oregon attack.
September 25, 2016