Washington State Football: What you need to know for Cal 11/3

James Williams, Washington State football. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
James Williams, Washington State football. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Washington State Football continues this week as the Cougars host the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12. Emerald City Swagger has all you need to know.

Emerald City Swagger presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy Washington State football this week when the Cougars host the California Golden Bears. Whether you are going to the stadium to see the game live, or staying at home and watching on television, we have you covered.

Who: California Golden Bears (5-3, 2-3) at #8 Washington State University Cougars (6-1, 3-1)

Where: Martin Stadium – Pullman, Washington.

When: 7:45 p.m. PDT


Line: Washington State -7.5. Over/Under 50 (Odds Shark)

Interesting Trends: The Cougars have won six in a row against the spread. Additionally, WSU is 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games.

Injury Report: Washington State, Out – DL Nnamdi Oguayo (undisclosed), DL Derek Moore (undisclosed). California, Out – WR Brandon Singleton (undisclosed), OL Henry Bazakas (LBI), QB Ross Bowers (thumb), RB Derrick Clark (LBI), LB Deron Brown (personal), WR Jordan Duncan (hand), OL Michael Saffell (leg), RB Johnny Adams Jr. (LBI).

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Last Week


Cal pulled off a stunning upset at home against Washington, 12-10. They held the talented Huskies offense to 250 yards of total offense. Although their own offense only scored two field goals, a pick-six from the PAC-12 defensive player of the week, linebacker Evan Weaver, proved to be the difference.

  • QB Chase Garbers – 16/23, 153 yards.
  • RB Patrick Laird – 22 carries, 83 yards, 4 receptions, 28 yards.
  • WR Vic Wharton III – 5 catches, 45 yards.
  • LB Evan Weaver – 11 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 int., 1 TD.
  • LB Alex Funches – 4 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss.

Washington State

The Cougars won an offensive shootout at Stanford last week 41-38. WSU was trailing by 11 points at halftime but rallied to outscore their hosts 24-10 in the second half. Tall athletic receivers once again caused trouble for Washington State as they allowed 443 total yards, 323 of them via the pass. On offense, it was more of the same. The Cougs had 497 total yards and five scores.

This week

I don’t think this one will be close after the first quarter. Washington State’s defense is really good and Cal’s offense isn’t. Even if the Bears offense is able to put up some points, it won’t be near enough. The Cougs were able to handle Utah’s defense and Cal’s isn’t as good. Not only does WSU cover, but they also win by at least two touchdowns and the total goes over.

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Check back with us tomorrow for our takeaways from the game.