Monday morning trivia

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Another Monday, another set of Cougar trivia questions.

Fresh off the win against Arizona, WSU has a chance to add to its win total this week with Utah coming to Pullman. A win against the Utes would give WSU the six wins required to be bowl eligible. It would also give the Cougars back-to-back Pac-12 wins, something that hasn't happened recently.

Speaking of which ...

Q1: Which two teams did WSU beat the last time it won two straight conference games and when did the Cougs last accomplish the feat?

Q2: Marcus Mason caught seven passes on Saturday and now has 35 receptions on the season. Who was the last Cougar running back to catch at least 35 passes in a single season?

Football:

The practice report that wasn't - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2013
Due to a flight delay from an airline we shan't mention (but it rhymes with "smelt a") we unfortunately were not able to make it back to Pullman in time to catch WSU's practice. We can only hope that no major catastrophes befell the Cougars or assembled media.

Pac-12 Week 12 Awards and Power Rankings | AthlonSports.com
Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State Don't look now, but the Cougars are one win away from the postseason after winning their third Pac-12 game of the year — all on the road.

Cardinal, Cougars at opposite extremes on Pac-12 roller-coaster ride | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
Given up for dead, Washington State goes to Tucson and upends a team that, a week ago, still had aspirations of competing for the Pac-12 South title.

Bowl talk doesn't bowl over Cougars - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2013
To listen to the Washington State football players and coaches you’d think they’d never heard of a bowl game, and would reject any invitation to postseason play.

Pac-12 conference football helmet stickers: Week 12 - ESPN
Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State: Halliday completed 36 of 53 passes for 319 yards, none more important than a 25-yard strike to Isiah Myers for a touchdown with 2:15 left. The score stood as the game-winner as WSU improved to 5-5 -- one game shy of bowl eligibility.

What we learned in Pac-12 conference football: Week 12 - ESPN

WSU a bowl threat: Needing two wins with three games to go, Washington State snapped a three-game losing streak at Arizona to take a big step toward returning to the postseason for the first time since 2003.

Pac-12 conference football bowl projections: Week 12 - ESPN

Further, Washington State's win at Arizona gives the Cougars' bowl hopes a significant boost. If they can beat either Utah on Saturday or Washington in the season finale, the Cougs will go bowling for the first time since 2003.

Volleyball:

Volleyball Upsets No. 4 USC in Five-Set Thriller - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State volleyball team clawed back from a two-set deficit to upset No. 4 Southern California 11-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-22, 21-19 Sunday afternoon before 661 fans in Bohler Gym. WSU moves to 17-12 overall and 4-12 in Pac-12 contests while USC is 22-5 overall and 12-4 in conference play.

Women's basketball:

Tia Presley scores 29 points in WSU victory | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Junior guard Tia Presley scored a career-high 29 points to lead Washington State to a 79-65 victory over Mississippi on Sunday.

Cougars Defeat Rebels in Rainbow Wahine Classic - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Three Cougars scored in double figures as the Washington State University women's basketball team defeated the Ole Miss Rebels, 79-65, at Stan Sheriff Center to conclude the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic Sunday.

WSU athletics:

JFK 50 Years Later: A Loss - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
An air of optimism filled the bus ride from the Washington State University campus to Spokane during the morning of Nov. 22, 1963.

Cougar Athletic Fund | Washington State University Athletics
David Knuff wore No. 98 as tight end for the Cougar football team from 1993 to 1996. The following season, Knuff’s former uniform number was not worn by any player. However, by season’s end, it was a number seemingly all Cougars were wearing.

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