Wazzu's a wait and see kind of team. Bucannon might be as good as he's
being hyped as, but I've never seen him as a dominant player in any of the
games I've seen them play like Travis Long was at DE (he didn't seem
as good as an OLB). His 106 tackles are misleading because, as a safety, that
just means he didn't NOT do his job nearly as much as the front seven and
other secondary. The fact that the second leading tackler on their team, a LB,
had barely more than half the tackles he had is evidence of that. The offense
will move the ball a LOT, but Halliday has a penchant for turnovers to go with
his gunslinger mentality, and with no running game getting touchdowns in the red
zone could pose a problem. Just like last year they have the ability to give any
team a run for their money, but it shouldn't be expected.
Should be plenty to beat the utes. Go Cougs.
WAZZU will be much improved and should have a better record than the Utes this
year. I predict a bowl game for WSU this year, probably the one that Utah think
they will be playing in.Go Crimson Cougs and GO Blue Cougs.
WSU won't finish as high in the PAC 12 as the BYU Cougars finish in the
I really only followed Washington State early on in the season because of Mike
Leech and the memories of what he did at Texas Tech. I was very surprised they
beat Washington at the end of the season (the primary rival of the cougars)
after being impotent on offense.Washington State is going to be a
whole lot better statistically than last year, however most of the PAC12 is
going to be up after taking a beating in the bowls last year. Washington State
will beat SUU and Idaho in non-conference and up to three conference games (Cal
most likely). I have no confidence that Washington State gets bowl eligible
unless their defense also improves like its offense is expected to do.Washington State will score more than 3 touchdowns on the Utes. However, I
see Utah winning this match-up by grinding the game out on the ground. Utah
will win 31-24.
Article was a very rough overview of the team. WSU will continue to
have problems offensively despite the air raid putting up a lot of yards. A one
dimension attack is easier to defend and the pac 12 has better athletes on D
than what leach saw when at TT.The biggest factor to their success
however will be the defense. Doesn't look like there will be a lot of
improvement there. Don't expect this team to make a bowl.