Washington St. 10-7 over USC: Week two game balls

Damante Horton had what was likely the biggest play of the game for the Cougs. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth hands out his game balls from Washington State’s huge win over the USC Trojans on the road. Damante Horton obviously played a huge part for the Cougs, scoring their only touchdown of the game while the rest of the defense stepped up in a big way as well.

Cougars Show heart, passion, and fire in loss to Auburn

Halliday was great but still has some progress to make (Butch Dill/Seattle PI)

NWSB Insider and Washington State football blogger Brian Scott talks about the Washington State football team and how excited he is for the upcoming season and beyond. While the Cougars did suffer a tough loss on the road to a superior SEC team, they showed plenty of heart and fight that will be invaluable in once again resurrecting a program that used to be one of the tops in college football.

What to watch for on offense from Washington St.

Connor Halliday

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jordin Ereth gives us three players to watch out for in the matchup against the Auburn Tigers. In the season opener, Connor Halliday will be the difference maker, as the Mike Leach’s pass-heavy offense starts with the quarterback. Next in line is Gabe Marks, who is primed for a breakout year at wide receiver. Finally, someone who is under the radar is running back Teondray Caldwell.

Washington State’s biggest question mark: running back

Will Caldwell become a factor back in 2013? (Dean Hare/AP Photo)

NWSB Insider and Cougars’ blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Washington State’s biggest question mark heading into the season: running back. Sophomore Teondray Caldwell is in line to take over the lion’s share of the carries. Looking forward, we mostly know what to expect out of the Cougars. The defense is experienced and should improve again. The problematic O-Line will remain, as will the shaky Connor Halliday.

Washington State Cougars: What to expect in 2013?

Darrly Monroe

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger breaks down what we can expect from the Cougs in 2013. Southern Utah, Idaho, Arizona State, Utah and Cal are all winnable games. Don’t expect a bowl game, although Mike Leach does. However, expect more wins than last season. The starting QB job likely belongs to Connor Halliday, but Vince Mayle is good enough to play right away.

Football trend is complete in the Trufant family

2011 Apple Cup Observations

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies’ blogger Eric Acacio talks about the Trufant brothers and how they have become a trio in the NFL. Desmond is the last Trufant brother to finish his college football career in the state of Washington. Each of them started their football careers at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma and then parted ways as they played football at different colleges. Although their choices in college were different, they all finished with the same result by making football into their career.

WSU Cougars vs. UNLV: Week 3 game balls & stats

Connor Halliday

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…

Eastern Washington vs. WSU Cougars Week 2 game balls & stats

WSU Cougars

NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars Insider Steve 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 Carl Winston III and Teondray Caldwell, and on defense this week the entire Cougar defense. Without any question Andrew Furney deserves credit for his 60-yard field goal on ST’s.

2012 NCAA football handicapping: Pac 12 football futures odds

Pac 12 Football

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson discusses the odds of the recently released Pac 12 odds and handicapping. Speaking of titles and championships, this article outlines the odds that were released of each team winning the Pac 12 and winning their respective Pac 12 division in 2012. Chris focuses primarily on the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington Huskies, and the Washington State Cougars.

Top 5 games on the Washington St. Cougars schedule in 2012

2012 WSU Recruiting

NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.

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