Mike Leach and players talk Oregon State

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off the win against Cal, WSU's focus is shifting to Oregon State.

Monday was once again press conference day at WSU with Mike Leach and four players meeting with the media. There was some discussion of the win against California with the group also looking ahead to Oregon State. There were also some talk about breeds of dogs and Toni Pole playing soccer ... no really 6-foot-1 300-pound Toni Pole played soccer growing up.

Mike Leach:

Toni Pole:

Elliott Bosch:

Andrew Furney:

Deone Bucannon:

Football:

Cougars need to forget about last year - Spokesman.com - Oct. 7, 2013
PULLMAN – If you thought the Stanford game was rough for Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, go back and watch last year’s game against Oregon State.

OSU football: Defensive backfield expects true test against Cougars : Football

There will be a lot of work for the Oregon State defensive backs on Saturday.

Quick look at Week 7 Pac-12 football games - ESPN

Washington State leads the series 48-46-2, but it has dropped five of the last six games, including the past two. The Beavers won 19-6 last year.

Pac-12 football Power Rankings: Week 6 - ESPN

9. Washington State: The Cougars' win at California gave them firm separation from the bottom fourth of the conference. A win over the Beavers would push them into the middle. It hasn't been legitimate to speculate about that since 2007.

NCAA re-rank: Our list from 1-125 | The Marshfield News-Herald | marshfieldnewsherald.com

- No. 48 Washington State (No. 64). Ironically, Washington State's push into the Pac-12 conversation has come thanks largely to a stingy defense and not the Leach-branded offense though the Cougars' aerial attack did show up in Saturday's win against California.

Oregon State at Washington State - Spokesman.com - Oct. 8, 2013

What it means for WSU: It feels like this could be the year for the Cougars after a 44-22 road win against Cal. WSU has already shown that it can take care of business against a bad Pac-12 team, now it needs to prove it can do it against a mid-tier conference opponent. If the Cougars are going to finally cross the barrier and become a bowl team then this is a game they need to win. While WSU is much improved, the Pac-12 will be especially difficult to navigate this season.

Cougars Home For Dad's Weekend Matchup Against Oregon State - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Washington State returns to Martin Stadium to host Oregon State for a Pac-12 Conference match up Saturday night during WSU’s Dad’s Weekend. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPNU.

Cougars prepare for Oregon State - Spokesman.com - Oct. 7, 2013

PULLMAN – The past two Saturdays couldn’t have been more different for the Washington State football team.

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