Saturday’s game against Oregon is huge for the Washington State football program. After dropping the first three meetings under Mike Leach, the Cougs have won three straight.
When the Washington State football team squares off against the UO Ducks on Saturday, October 20th, it will be the first time since 2003 that both teams are ranked in the Top 25, at the time of the interstate clash. Currently, Washington State and Oregon are in a three-way tie with Stanford for second place in the Pac-12 North division with 2-1 records, one-half game behind Washington.
The nationally televised Fox broadcast, set for a 4:30 PDT kick-off, will be played at Clarence D. Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. Both teams are 5-1 and have won their past two contests. WSU is coming off a bye week after their 56-37 win over Oregon State in Corvallis. Meanwhile, last week, the Ducks upset Washington with a 30-27 OT win at home.
This year’s match-up will be the seventh in this series for Cougars’ head coach Mike Leach. Contrary to WSU’s stability at the head coaching position, the Ducks will have their fourth different sideline leader during the same seven-year span.