Hot Cougar Action: Monday morning trivia

Because who doesn't love a mascot doing a backflip? - Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Washington State news and links from around the web as Stanford week begins.

Stanford week is officially upon us and seeing as much of the talk is still on who will start at quarterback, I thought I'd go with a few starting quarterback questions to kick off the week.

WSU is fresh off its bye week, which for some teams isn't necessarily a good thing. The Seahawks, for example, were notoriously bad following their bye week under Mike Holmgren. That brings us to today's first question.

Q1: Who was WSU's starting quarterback the last time the Cougars won a game following a bye week?

WSU travels on the road this week, and while they haven't done a lot of winning on the road (or in general) in recent years, they've had some moderate success playing at Stanford. Since 1936, the Cougars are 15-19 in games at Stanford, but the question is.

Q2: Can you name the last three WSU starting quarterbacks to win at Stanford?

Football

Sunday nights are for PKs - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 21, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — After practicing for about an hour or so on Sunday night, Washington State naturally brought in a soccer goalpost and held a penalty-kick competition. Read on.

Pac-12 power rankings Week 8 : Steve Gress
11t. Washington State (2-5, 0-4): Cougars had a bye and face Stanford this week. Utah is up the following week, and if Cougars can win there and Buffaloes keep losing, I will move WSU out of a tie for the cellar.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Wildcats surge, Huskies slump - CBSSports
12. Washington State (2-5): The Cougars got a week off to gather their thoughts, but who knows how much that will help. We're guessing not much. Now they face a Stanford team that allows just 77 rushing yards per game. Washington State rushes for 40 yards per game and that's not against Stanford. The Cougars could go backward more than forward this week. Last week's ranking: 12. Next up: at No. 19 Stanford, 6:15 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).

WSU Athletics

No. 12 Cal Outlasts Washington State 3-2 - The University of California Official Athletic Site
BERKELEY - The No. 12 Golden Bears caged the Cougars of Washington State 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. California struck first - just seconds after kickoff - and last for the second game in a row to overpower WSU, which scored twice but could not muster a third goal.

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