HOT COUGAR ACTION: WSU VS. UNLV Gameday Links

We are now just 12 hours away from kickoff and and with a full week of coverage, we have plenty of links to help you pass the time.

Let's start with the basics with Jeff Collier ran through in his gameday overview post. Jeff² combined on the CougCenter YouTube video of the week. The football team traveled to Las Vegas Thursday and Neil gave everyone some insight inside the world of a college athletics road trip. Jeff Tuel's knee got a lot of attention this week and Kyle Rancourt called it the most important person.

As he always does, Craig provided you with everything you could possibly want to know about UNLV's offense and defense. If you'd like to know more about the intricacies of WSU's offense, Brian Anderson wrote this tremendous breakdown of two plays. Once you read all of that, you should know enough to be able to vote in the community prediction.

If the regular coverage wasn't enough, the community also continued to produce excellent FanPosts with crimson and gray taking a closer look at the quarterbacks and Coug11 giving a brief history of UNLV.

Finally, it wouldn't be Vegas without a bet or two and Kyle Sherwood runs through the odds and picks of the week.

Football

Five questions about UNLV - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 13, 2012
FROM LAS VEGAS — To get a better feel for what we might see from UNLV on Friday, beat writer Taylor Bern of the Las Vegas Sun was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about the Rebels. Read on for his insight.

Matchup box — Washington State at UNLV | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
The setup: Wading through the softer part of its schedule, WSU tries to get its second victory under Mike Leach. UNLV, coached by former Washington aide Bobby Hauck, is off to a miserable start at 0-2 after losing to FCS Northern Arizona last week.

Cougars won't count on another rout - Spokesman.com - Sept. 13, 2012
LAS VEGAS – Mike Leach has most certainly told his team that it doesn’t matter anymore, but Washington State’s opponent here today provided the opportunity for one of WSU’s highest points of the otherwise forgettable 2011 season.Washington State's Mike Leach returns to the national stage against UNLV - Las Vegas Sun News

Mike Leach is going to coach a game on ESPN, and that alone will get a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise care about UNLV (0-2) hosting Washington State (1-1) to tune in at 6 p.m. Friday.

Washington State, UNLV meet in clash of struggling teams " Kitsap Sun
LAS VEGAS — Here in Sin City, where it is easier to find a wedding chapel than a McDonald's, honeymoons are big business.

Preview: Washington State Cougars at UNLV Rebels - CBSSports.com
Watchability: The only reason to watch this game is if you're in Vegas and that point spread could affect your bank account. Otherwise just catch the highlights on Saturday morning.

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