After a 37-32 victory on the road against Arizona State last week, the Washington State Cougars have to keep it going in Corvallis this weekend.
After the Washington State Cougars made it interesting against Arizona State last week due to their fourth quarter struggles, they won their fifth game in a row for the first time since 2003. They knocked off a quality opponent on the road, and even though they made things more nerve-wracking than they needed to, they showed they are for real in the Pac-12 yet again.
The Air Raid was in full effect against Arizona State, and the defense did barely enough for the win. This week they’ll take on the rebuilding Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis. The defense will try to jump quarterback Marcus McMaryion like the Washington Huskies did in their latest win over OSU, and won’t have to see running back Ryan Nall, who is questionable with a foot injury.
Washington State Cougars quarterback shouldn’t meet much resistance from the Beavers’ defense, which will likely be missing cornerback Treston Decoud. Receiver Gabe Marks needs only 205 yards to set a new receiving yards record for Cougars football and could very well reach the record in Corvallis.
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Despite their dramatic win against Arizona State last week, the Washington State Cougars are still outside the AP Coaches’ Poll rankings, although they are still receiving votes to appear on the top-25 rankings. A convincing win against the Beavers could put them on the list finally. They are still in contention for a Rose Bowl berth, and if the Washington Huskies can hold up their end of the bargain by overcoming their last difficult test in the Pac-12 against Utah, the Apple Cup still looms large as a critical cats and dawgs battle.
The Washington State Cougars will play Oregon State Saturday at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.