Hot Cougar Action: The morning after ASU

Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE

Recaps and reaction following WSU's 46-7 loss to ASU on Saturday.

Since I highly doubt anyone wants to read more about the 46-7 drubbing ASU handed WSU on Saturday, I'll keep this short and sweet.

We'll start with official stats from the game, which should probably be rated NC-17. There are also postgame notes from WSU athletics. It was a busy interview room as four players -- including both quarterbacks -- and Mike Leach met the media.

WSU Football: Mike Leach after ASU game Nov. 17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Jeff Tuel after ASU game Nov. 17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Connor Halliday after ASU game Nov. 17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Deone Bucannon after ASU game Nov. 17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Football: Elliott Bosch after ASU game Nov. 17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

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Football

Cougars Fall to Sun Devils in Tempe, 46-7 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Quarterbacks Taylor Kelly and Michael Eubank accounted for six touchdowns Saturday, and Arizona State became bowl eligible with a 46-7 win over Washington State that ended the Sun Devils' four-game losing streak.

No one knows when Cougars' musical chairs at QB will end | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
TEMPE, Ariz. — Which Washington State quarterback Washington will face in the Apple Cup on Friday is anybody's guess after the Cougars once again used both Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday in their 46-7 defeat Saturday against Arizona State.

Arizona State routs Washington State 46-7 | Local News | The Seattle Times
Arizona State marched down the field early and often, racking up yards and piling up points.

ASU vs. Washington State: Sun Devils Become Bowl Eligible with Dominant 46-7 Win Over Cougars - House of Sparky
The month of November had been very unkind to the Arizona State Sun Devils. Dating back to last season, the Sun Devils had lost their six in the month, and entered Saturday's game riding a four-game losing streak that had ended ASU's Pac-12 South title hopes.

Final: Arizona State 46, Washington State 7 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Arizona State became the Pac-12's eighth bowl eligible team, and Washington State didn't put up much resistance.

There's no getting around it, Cougars just aren't having any fun | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times

TEMPE, Ariz. — Fifty weeks ago, when Washington State rattled the college-football world by hiring Mike Leach, one of his mentors, Hal Mumme, weighed in on what was in store at WSU.

Tale of the tape: ASU 46, WSU 7 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2012

FROM TEMPE — Another Saturday, another tough loss for Washington State, this one 46-7 to Arizona State. As usual, we look at the game in capsule form. Read on.

Cougars' 2-Minute Drill | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Player of the game Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly went 20 of 23 for 246 yards and four touchdowns, and set an ASU consecutive completions record with 18. He topped the 13 set by Dick Mackey vs. S.D. Navy in 1952.

Arizona State routs Washington State 46-7 - Havasu News: Sports
TEMPE — Arizona State marched down the field early and often, racking up yards and piling up points. After failing to become bowl eligible four straight times, the Sun Devils wanted to make sure their seniors went out the right way.

ASU football dominates Washington State
Let victory ring. Arizona State not only reinstituted its Victory Bell tradition, but by convincingly ending a four-game losing streak Saturday had reason to wheel the new bell out at Sun Devil Stadium to celebrate a 46-7 win over Washington State.

Annihilation - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. – The bloodied scab atop the bridge of Connor Halliday’s nose said enough about the beating Washington State took from Arizona State here on Saturday.

Christian caple’s Keys to the Game - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2012
What went right Very little. WSU’s offense was so inconsistent that it required a change of quarterbacks, and the Cougars wound up totaling only 241 yards while allowing seven sacks and converting just one of 16 third-down attempts. Deone Bucannon did have 17 tackles and Cyrus Coen finished with four tackles for loss, tied for seventh- most in WSU single-game history.

WSU notebook: Apple Cup could be Tuel’s finale - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. – With one game remaining in the season, Washington State still hasn’t found a starting quarterback.

Cougars consistent in failure | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
TEMPE, Ariz. – Washington State football coach Mike Leach has often said one of his team’s biggest weakness is an inability to deal with adversity. Mind you, eight straight losses in a 2-9 season amounts to a downpour of adversity.

Road remains a nasty place | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Washington State Cougars, who do not hesitate to go to the air on offense, have good reason to be very hesitant to take to the air for road games.

If QB Tuel gets another season, it might not be in Pullman | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
TEMPE, Ariz. – Washington State senior quarterback Jeff Tuel is still waiting to hear from the NCAA to determine if he can play another season in college, but Tuel reiterated Saturday that he’s not certain he will return to WSU if he is declared eligible for a fifth year.

Basketball

No. 7/7 Kansas to play Washington State Monday in CBE Hall of Fame Classic - University of Kansas Official Athletic Site
Kansas (2-1) will face Washington State (2-1) Monday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. (Central) in the championship semifinal of the Edward Jones CBE Hall of Fame Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The KU-WSU game will be televised on ESPN2.

Jeff Choate to Idaho?

Report: Choate to interview for Idaho job - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2012
Idaho athletic director Rob Spear will interview Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate on Sunday for the head coaching job, FootballScoop.com reported. In September, Choate — an Idaho native and former Boise State assistant — criticized UI for playing BCS opponents "for a paycheck" and suggested the Vandals should drop down to the FCS level.

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