Washington State Football: What you need to know for Colorado 11/10

Davontavean Martin, Washington State football. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
Davontavean Martin, Washington State football. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) /

Washington State Football continues this week as the Cougars head to Boulder for a PAC-12 game against Colorado. 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 visit the Colorado Buffaloes. 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: Washington State University Cougars (8-1, 15-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (5-4, 2-4).

Where: Folsom Field – Boulder, Colorado.

When: 12:30 p.m. PST.


Line: Washington State -6.5. Over/Under: 61.5 (Odds Shark).

Interesting Trends: The Cougars are good against the spread recently (5-1) on the road. Additionally, WSU has gone over in five straight road games.

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Injury Report: Washington State, Out – DL Nnamdi Oguayo (undisclosed), DL Derek Moore (undisclosed). Colorado – P Alex Kinney (Collarbone), TE Chris Bounds (Personal), Jase Franke (knee), LB Jacob Callier (Shoulder), CB Chris Miller (Wrist). Questionable – WR Jay MacIntyre (Concussion), RB Beau Bisharat (Ribs), S Evan Worthington (Concussion), K.D. Nixon (Hip), Laviska Shenault Jr. (Toe), K James Stefanou (Hip), Evan Price (Illness).

Last Week

Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado got out an early 10 point lead after the first period. It was short lived as the Arizona Wildcats scored 5 times in the second quarter including three touchdowns, to take a 26-24 lead into the locker room. The Buffs rallied back in the third, and briefly reclaimed a lead, but eventually fell 42-34.

  • QB Steven Montez – 27/42, 343 yards, 3 TDs.
  • RB Travon McMillian – 11 carries, 59 yards, 2 receptions, 68 yards, 1 TD.
  • WR Juwann Winfree – 8 receptions, 101 yards.
  • WR Kabion Ento – 5 receptions, 82 Yards.
  • DB Derrion Rakestraw – 9 tackles, 1 interception.

Washington State

The Cougars fought hard against a stout California defense all day. Every time they did score, the Golden Bears answered it. In the fourth quarter, Washington State pulled away for good. A 10-yard touchdown pass from Gardner Minshew II to Easop Winston with 32 seconds on the clock was the difference maker in a 19-13 win.

  • QB Garder Minshew – 26/51, 334 yards, 1 TD.
  • RB James Williams – 5 carries, 34 yards, 10 receptions, 59 yards.
  • RB Max Borghi – 6 carries, 33 yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 33 yards.
  • WR Easop Winston – 7 receptions, 92 yards, 1 TD.
  • LB Peyton Pelluer – 10 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss.
  • S Skyler Thomas, 6 tackles, 1 interception.
  • DL Logan Tago, 3 tackles, 2 sacks.

This Week

A very hot Washington State team goes on the road to face the equally as cold Colorado Buffaloes. On the surface, it looks like a big mismatch. These are the games that are the most dangerous. Colorado has absolutely nothing to lose by laying it all on the line Saturday.

To the contrary WSU has everything to lose at Folsom Field. The Cougs have to avoid playing tight, and trust that they have more than enough talent and a superior game plan to get the job done on the road. The Buffs may get their primary weapon back this week, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. He is the kind of big athletic pass catcher Washington State defensive backs have problems covering.

On talent alone, WSU wins but football is also a game of heart and emotion. The Cougars will control theirs and head back to Pullman with at least a one-touchdown win.

Next. Cougars road to the College Football Playoff. dark

Check back with us on Sunday for our takeaways from the game.