And the Apple Cup is still on the same, super crappy day. But that's alright because the rest of the schedule sets up rather nicely I think. Here's a linky poo for the entire conference schedule. Here is WSU's now completed schedule and analysis after the jump-aroni:
September 1st: at BYU
September 8th: vs. Eastern Washington
September 15th: at UNLV
September 22nd: vs. Colorado
September 29th: vs. Oregon
October 6th: at Oregon State
October 13th: vs. California
October 27th: at Stanford
November 3rd: at Utah
November 10th: vs. UCLA
November 17th: at Arizona State
November 23rd (Friday): vs. Washington
Honestly this is pretty fantastic. This team should be 4-0 heading into the Oregon game and it's not unreasonable to assume they'll be at least 5-2, if not 6-1, heading into the trip to the Farm. After that, games with UCLA, ASU and Utah present very good chances for wins and even though the Apple Cup is the day after Thanksgiving in Pullman, that presents a very good opportunity to get another win. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect 7-8 wins next season. In my mind, Eastern, UNLV, Colorado and UCLA are slam dunks. BYU, Utah, Oregon State, California and Arizona State are slightly better than a 50/50 coin flip, Stanford and Washington are slightly worse than a 50/50 coin flip (by the by, I realize a coin flip is technically 50/50 but I'm trying to make the analogy a little better...kind of). And Oregon is a likely loss.
Go crazy folks. I see at least two trip to Vegas next year for this team.