The day after Gonzaga and before Utah

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

With the Gonzaga game in the books, the attention turns back to football.

Washington State traveled to Spokane to take on Gonzaga on Thursday and the result was fairly typical. The Cougars got Pangos'd ... again.

To make matters worse, it appeared at time like every Gonzaga player was wearing a Pangos jersey. The boxscore says the Bulldogs missed 10 three-point attempts, but I'm not sure I believe it. On the positive side, Ike Iroegbu looked really good. Jeff had a quick recap of the game on the blog last night.

The attention now shifts back to football where in a little more than 24 hours, the Cougars will go for win No. 6 on the season. Several prognosticators are picking the Cougs -- including Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell of ESPN Pac-12 Blog fame -- and that makes me really nervous. Nothing against Kevin, Ted or anyone else picking the Cougs, but WSU hasn't exactly performed well recently in games most expect them to win.

Hopefully that will change tomorrow.

Football:

Arizona State Sun Devils-UCLA Bruins tough call in Pac-12 predictions - ESPN
Gemmell: Can Utah win outside its home state? Can Washington State win a conference game at home? Utah has that wounded-animal mentality right now, which is dangerous. But Washington State is on the cusp of bowl eligibility, while the Utes haven’t won since the Stanford game, which felt like a lifetime ago. Washington State 28, Utah 24

Arizona State Sun Devils run at the South among Pac-12 what to watch - ESPN

Bowl picture: Eight teams are bowl eligible with three more still in the mix. Washington State can become bowl eligible this weekend with a win over visiting Utah. Utah could still become bowl eligible with a win over Washington State and a win over Colorado in the season finale.

WSU offensive line has challenge against Utah - Spokesman.com - Nov. 21, 2013

After the Washington State football team’s 24-17 victory at Arizona last weekend both quarterback Connor Halliday and coach Mike Leach praised the offensive line for putting together one of its best games.

Thursday Night Football - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 21, 2013

The thermometer dropped 25 and it felt even colder as the Cougars took the field for their last regular practice before a big game against Utah. Quarterback Connor Halliday was sharp, completing 22 of 25 passes in the 11-on-11 session.

Cougars look good against Utes | Boston Herald
Say what you will about Washington State coach Mike Leach, he’s an avid bowler. The controversial coach never missed the postseason in his 10-year tenure at Texas Tech and, after going 3-9 in his debut season in Pullman, Leach has the 5-5 Cougars one win away from their first bowl appearance since the 2003 Holiday Bowl.

Bowl Watch: Washington State, UNC look to clinch eligibility in Week 13 - CBSSports.com
Utah (4-6) at Washington State (5-5); Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET: With the Apple Cup at Washington next week and a contract extension already announced for Mike Leach, this game has a "must win" feel for the Cougars to reach the postseason for the first time since 2003. Utah has suffered its fair share of hiccups this season, but can still achieve bowl eligibility by riding backup quarterback Adam Schulz to back-to-back wins this week and against Colorado next week. Bowling? Yes.

Basketball:

Pangos and Co. thump Cougars - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 21, 2013
Kevin Pangos made five 3-pointers and scored 27 points and the Zags had several other scoring options in a 90-74 victory over visiting WSU on Thursday night. The Cougars scored the last seven points to make the final margin 16.

Men’s Basketball Adds Morgan to Signing Class - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Jermaine Morgan (6-8, 215, F, Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young HS/ Moberly Area CC) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Washington State University men’s basketball team next season, head coach Ken Bone announced Thursday.

Gonzaga buries Washington State, 90-74 | Gonzaga | The Seattle Times
A couple of 12th-rated teams collided here at the McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night, and the result wasn’t all that unpredictable.

SPOKANE, Wash.: No. 13 Gonzaga beats Washington State 90-74 | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
Gonzaga has plenty of options this season, and many of them were on display Thursday night.

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