Cougars Look To Get Out Of The Pac-12 Basement
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A BetOnline.com review of Washington State’s 2011 season would point to an awful conclusion in which they lost seven of their last eight, and now Mike Leach takes over the Cougars as they try to return to a bowl for the first time since 2003. However, the Cougars have a tough schedule that could be tough to navigate.
Washington State kicks off the season at BYU before their home opener against Eastern Washington in a game that players who work with bookie software will expect them to win. They should have a decent shot at UNLV in their third game of the regular season before home games against Colorado and Oregon. The latter game, against the Ducks, could get messy unless Leach can get the offense up and running because that is the only way you’re going to beat Oregon; to outscore them. Leach doesn’t have a lot in the cupboard in terms of offense and he’ll have a new quarterback with Marshall Lobbestael graduated. Leach still needs some time to recruit what he needs to work in his “Air Raid” system that brought him success at Texas Tech, that doesn’t help his online sports betting odds right now.
The next stretch could likely define Washington State’s season as they head to Oregon State, followed by a home game against California, and then back-to-back road games at Stanford and Utah. The Beavers are in the same boat as the Pac-12 North is a mess outside of Oregon; anywhere from second to sixth in the conference is in play for the Cougars, but if they want to be closer to second, they’ll have to win at least two of the games in this stretch.
The season concludes with UCLA visiting Pullman, followed by a visit to Arizona State and then the Cougars will wrap up the season with a home game against their rivals from Washington. Coming to the end of the season, college football betting players will have an idea of what the Cougars have and can evaluate their chances accordingly. Their goal should be a bowl game because they aren’t going to challenge Oregon at the top of the division, and Stanford is probably stocked enough to have pole position for second place.
Six wins gets you into a bowl game and after the last few seasons in Pullman, the Cougars would happily take a bowl game; they may name a building after Leach if he can do it in his first season. One thing you can wager on is that Leach is going to make the team more exciting on and off the field, and that could lead to success in your online sportsbook (click here to find out more).
Cougs will go 7-5. As long as Leach is in Pullman Martin Stadium will stay full and the Cougs will be a consistent 8-4/9-3 team. That will keep fans happy.
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