Bud Withers gives his take on college sports, with the latest from the Huskies, Cougs, and the rest of the Pac-12.
Coach Mike Leach had high hopes at the start of the season, but his team is 3-8.
Washington State has lost several games it should have won, so this young team’s 3-8 record may not reflect where the program is really at in its third year under Mike Leach.
The Pac-12 football season was a tough one to predict, on and off the field.
UCLA pounded USC 38-20 and faces Stanford on Friday, hoping to win the South and set up a meeting with Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game.
The final was 52-31, or pretty much what it was a year ago on Halloween Night in Pullman against the Sun Devils, when it was 55-21.
Former Seahawks coach Jim Mora leads his UCLA team against USC, led by former Washington coach Steve Sarkisian.
Beavers historically have had one of the worst football programs in the country
Making his first start, Luke Falk completed 44 of 61 passes, and Washington State picked itself up after the disappointment of Connor Halliday’s career-ending injury with a 39-32 victory over Oregon State.
Arizona State was mocked for the way it handled the hiring of football coach Todd Graham after the 2011 season. But the Sun Devils are 7-1 this season and 25-10 under Graham.
On a day that seems to mark the end of quarterback Connor Halliday’s Washington State football career, the Cougars fell heavily to USC, 44-17, Saturday in a Pac-12 football game.
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WSU’s season has descended to 2-6, which means to return to the postseason, the Cougars would have to win four games in which they’ll be underdogs. That’s not realistic, but what is important is that they salvage every possible crumb out there so they don’t lose momentum from