NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford gives us five fearless predictions for the 2012-13 Washington State season. The media has pegged the Cougs to finish 10th in the Pac-12, but this could be a team that surprises a lot of people and makes a run at postseason play. Ransford believes that Brock Mortum will challenge for Pac-12 Player of the Year, DaVonte Lacy will earn Pac-12 All Second Team honors and Royce Woolridge will excel at point guard.
NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is here to bring us another What Went Wrong WSU report. The Cougars were penalized nine times for 103 yards — most likely frustration fouls for their terrible first half performance. At halftime, Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins led Mike Leach’s Cougs 37-7.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Britton Ransford chimes in with a great post in a new series that we’ll feature here at NWSB, where he’ll examine the Seahawks’ most outstanding rookie on a week-to-week basis. In Week 6 of 2012 versus the New England Patriots the outstanding freshman was Bobby Wagner. Through six games, Wagner has 43 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks, 4 stuffs, and countless plays that statistics can’t begin to acknowledge.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football week 7 action. Connor Halliday needs to step up his performance in a big way after last week’s ugly performance in the loss at Oregon State. The Cougar defense will need to get to Zach Maynard in order to stop him from finding a rhythm and hitting his top WR Keenan Allen for big plays.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Britton Ransford breaks down the Seahawks second quarter of the season in 2012. Versus the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions. Then a Bye week. He predicts the Seahawks go 3-1, beating the Panthers, Patriots, and Lions. The most likely scenario would be a a 2-2 outlook. Watch Russell Wilson and Sidney Rice turn the corner on the offensive woes.
NWSB Writer Britton Ransford gives you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Washington State’s matchup with the Oregon Ducks. After falling behind 20-3 in the first quarter, the Cougars settled down and played toe-to-toe with the #2 team in the country. Two touchdowns and field goal later, the Ducks found themselves in the peculiar position of a competitive 23-19 football game heading into half.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Britton Ransford chimes in with what he is watching for in the week four matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams. For starters, the Seahawks can’t have a let down, this is a must win game with a rough stretch coming up very soon. It’s time to let Russell Wilson have access to the pass section of the playbook. Sidney Rice and Golden Tate step up.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Oregon Ducks in NCAA football week 5 action from Seattle. He asks how will head coach Mike Leach & defensive coordinator Mike Breske alleviate the big plays against a Ducks offense known for just that? For the Cougars to have success Gabe Marks and Marquess Wilson need to make big plays and hold onto the ball.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Britton Ransford chimes in with a great post in a new series that we’ll feature here at NWSB, where he’ll examine the Seahawks’ most outstanding rookie on a week-to-week basis. In Week 3 of 2012 versus the Green Bay Packers the outstanding freshman was Bruce Irvin. The Seahawks 2012 first round draft pick. His speed is unquestionable but there is no doubt that his mechanics are still raw.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes in NCAA football week 4 action. He thinks whether Connor Halliday or Jeff Tuel starts, the QB play should be solid and the defense will have several opportunities to make plays resulting in turnovers. The Buffs are going to look to run the ball early but will most likely have to revert to passing. Enter Mike Leach’s defense.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Britton Ransford tells us why this ain’t your grandaddies NFC West. As we saw last year, the San Francisco 49ers are a tough team to beat. This year, the Cardinals and Seahawks have gotten on board. Defense is the key to these three teams this year. The St. Louis Rams even look like they will be giving teams a headache in 2012, after nearly beating the Detroit Lions in week 1, before winning in week 2 against the Washington Redskins.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Cougars offensive MVP’s Connor Halliday, and on defense this week not surprisingly Travis Long. Michael Bowlin, WSU’s junior punter continued to punt well…