Record 1-3 (0-1)
Pacific 10 Conference
On TV: FSN / OSN / CSN NW @ 3:15 p.m. Pacific
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You just don’t expect to see a Pac-10 team with these kinds of numbers. WSU ranks 97th among 119 Bowl Subdivision teams for total defense at 418 yards a game. And their opponents almost always turn those yards into points. At 39.8 points a game, the Cougs are 114th among FBS teams – a number skewed last week when WSU only surrendered 9 points to
The only thing keeping
I forced myself to sit through most of WSU’s game against
What I saw was no surprise. Let’s preface: as terrible as
None of those traits are likely to work in their favor against
Gone are the days of Will Derting, Marcus Trufant and Jason David.
Some bright spots for the
It’s tough to pin down the key players for WSU on defense. Injuries and catastrophic performances have led to a lot of changes over four games. Free Safety Xavier Hicks Jr. (#26, 6-0, 196 lbs., Jr., CA) was probably the most active Coug player last Saturday. He recorded 7 tackles, broke up a pass and generally looked the part of a Pac-10 defender.
Other Coug defenders to watch for? I intend to enjoy watching for the guys bouncing off LaGarrette Blount, getting knocked down by Max Unger or trying to catch Jaison Williams from behind.
Yesterday’s poll results don’t lie. Many of us may have our heads down this week following the
● Wazzu cornerback Romeo Pellum is the nephew of
● Darron Thomas leads Ducks quarterbacks with three TD passes. And of this morning he also leads Duck QBs in involvement in not-so-brilliant activities off the field. Let’s hope that doesn’t continue.