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Cougs’ toughest tests yet to come

Cougs’ toughest tests yet to come

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

October 11, 2018

Prior to this season, Cougar football was predicted to finish fifth in the North division in the Pac-12 media poll. Halfway through its schedule, WSU is 5-1. Will the success dry up soon or will the Cougars prove they deserve more attention? The only loss currently blemishing their record is a narrow...

Athlete of the Week: Tay Martin

Athlete of the Week: Tay Martin

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2018

In order to successfully run the Air Raid offense, it is crucial that the quarterback makes some great throws. However, it is just as important that they have excellent receivers. Saturday night against Oregon State University sophomore wide receiver Tay Martin had a magnificent game to earn our Evergreen...

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Easop Winston Jr.

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Easop Winston Jr.

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2018

The Cougs were in trouble. Trailing by three points with less than five minutes to go, WSU had the ball on their own 11-yard line. That’s when the magic happened. Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II dropped a pass right in the breadbasket to redshirt junior receiver Easop Winston Jr.,...

Feelin’ the FitzMagic

Feelin’ the FitzMagic

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 2, 2018

Following WSU’s big conference win against the University of Utah, graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II addressed the media with a bit more swagger than usual. Minshew sported a pair of aviator sunglasses while senior receiver Kyle Sweet accompanied him with a pair of Ray-Bans. Minshew...

Week Five Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Five Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2018

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week four. 1. No. 10 University of Washington (Last: 2) The Huskies came alive Saturday night, beating the then-No. 20 Brigham Young University Cougars 35-7. UW punished the Cougars on the ground, rushing for 187 yards and four touchdowns. W...

Week Four Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Four Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 25, 2018

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week four. 1. No. 7 Stanford University (last: 1) What a win for the Cardinal. Sophomore quarterback KJ Costello threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, including two stunners in the fourth quarter and overtime, as Stanford overcame a 24-7 halftime ...

The third-down play that got away

The third-down play that got away

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 24, 2018

It was the play that got away from WSU on Friday night. Third-and-six on USC’s 21-yard line, down three points, a little less than two minutes to go and perhaps the most unthinkable play transpires. The Cougars hand it off for a gain of zero. The Air Raid offense — the offense revered for its...

Winston has a knack for finding end zone

Winston has a knack for finding end zone

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 18, 2018

You wouldn’t necessarily classify redshirt junior receiver Easop Winston Jr. as a “niche receiver” — he’s much better than a receiver who would get that kind of label. But regardless, Winston has found a niche as the go-to guy in the red zone for WSU football’s new graduate transfer quarterback...

Week Three Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Three Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 18, 2018

Here is how the teams in the Pac-12 North stack up after week three. 1. No. 7 Stanford University Stanford escaped with a victory at home, defeating University of California, Davis 30-10. Sophomore quarterback K.J. Costello threw for two touchdowns but turned the ball over twice in an inconsiste...

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 15, 2018

It was a big win for WSU football Saturday night but following the win we learned something shocking about sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. He was approached by the University of Alabama to transfer schools. Obviously, Pelluer turned that offer down. “Alabama offered me to go over there...

Keys to the Game: EWU

Keys to the Game: EWU

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 15, 2018

When the Cougars take on Eastern Washington University, it will serve as a rubber match in Head Coach Mike Leach’s career contests between the fellow Inland Northwest school. The Cougars took the first game back in 2012 when Leach was brand-new to WSU. Then in 2016, the Eagles shocked the Cougars...

Not too high, not too low, just another week

Not too high, not too low, just another week

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 13, 2018

Head Coach Mike Leach has a philosophy that in order to be a successful football team, all you can do is be focused on Saturday’s game. Not last week’s game, or the week ahead and certainly not a game from two seasons ago. And Leach has his players on board with that idea. Does the Cougars’ 4...

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