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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

No. 15 USC stays at the top of the rankings after they beat WSU 38-13.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist December 10, 2020

Week five of the Pac-12 season has come and gone, and it’s hard to believe that this is the first week where all 12 teams have played in the same weekend. There’s only one more week of the regular...

WSU vs. USC takeaways

Redshirt senior Deon Mcintosh rushed for 65 yards against USC on Dec. 6, his lowest rushing total so far in the 2020 season.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

I, like probably most WSU fans, wish I could forget about the Cougars’ 38-13 loss to USC. Unfortunately, I can’t do that. I have too good of a memory, and I have to write this article. While most...

WSU rolled over by USC

WSU turned over the ball three times, the most against any team this season.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen football reporter December 7, 2020

The WSU Cougars suffered their second loss of the season as they fell to the No. 20 USC Trojans by a score of 38-13. The Cougars (1-2) struggled for much of the game, only gaining 163 yards and allowing...

College Football Playoff rankings: What’s right and wrong

WSU’s 2018 Alamo Bowl opponent Iowa State is ranked ninth in CFP rankings.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist December 3, 2020

The College Football Playoff Committee released its rankings for the second week in a row, and the biggest headlines coming out of the reveal are the top seven teams remaining the same top seven. I...

Cougs head to California redwoods

Travell Harris, Redshirt junior wide receiver, stumbles after being tripped, continuing his rush for a gain of yards during the game against Oregon on Nov. 14 at Martin Stadium.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen football reporter November 19, 2020

The WSU Cougars (1-1) will go on the road to play the Stanford Cardinal (0-2) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. Both teams look to rebound after tough losses last...

Main takeaways from WSU vs. Oregon State

True freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura dives into the endzone to extend the Cougars' lead to 21-7 during the football game against Oregon State on Saturday.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

The Cougars started their season 1-0 by beating the Oregon State Beavers 38-28 on Saturday, answering a lot of questions in the process. We saw head coach Nick Rolovich roaming the sidelines for the...

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 1

The Cougs come in at No. 4 in the week 1 power rankings as they prepare to take on No. 1 Oregon on Saturday.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 12, 2020

The Pac-12 kicked off their season Saturday, with four games throughout the day to start the season for the conference. Oregon State, WSU, No. 11 Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, No. 20 University of...

Week 11 AP Poll: What’s right and wrong

No. 11 Oregon moved up one spot in the Week 11 AP Poll as they prepare to play the Cougs on Saturday.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 12, 2020

The AP Poll released its rankings for week 11 of the college football season, and this week has to be one of the craziest weeks for ranked opponents I have ever seen. No. 2 Notre Dame upset former No....

Cougs take down Beavs

True freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura diving into the endzone to extend the lead to 21-7.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen football reporter November 8, 2020

The WSU Cougars beat the Oregon State Beavers 38-31 on Saturday in Reser Stadium at Corvallis, Oregon. WSU (1-0) head coach Nick Rolovich won his debut game as the first-year coach and said the team's...

Coug football kicks off against Beavs

The Cougars have defeated Oregon State in each of the past six seasons. This is head coach Nick Rolovich's second time facing the Beavers as a coach.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen football reporter November 5, 2020

A new head coach, new defensive coordinators, and a new starting quarterback, The first entry to the Cougars' post-Mike Leach era starts in Corvallis against the Oregon State Beavers. After a tumultuous...

True freshman quarterback will start for WSU

De Laura threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns across both of WSU's scheduled scrimmages.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Head Coach Nick Rolovich announced Monday that true freshman Jayden de Laura will be the starting quarterback for the Cougars this season. “Jayden’s going to take the first snap for us at Oregon...

New defense with high expectations

Defensive veterans Jahad Woods, George Hicks III, and Will Rodger III will return for the 2020-21 season.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 5, 2020

The defense for the Cougars has been suspect for the past few seasons, with the interior allowing plenty of rushing yards per game in 2018 and allowing 452.5 total yards of offense each game last season. This...

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