WSU notched an impressive 48-10 victory on Saturday, racking up 464 yards while limiting Southern Utah to 219 yards. The Cougars didn't get off to the best start defensively, but eventually settled in. Afterward, several players and Mike Leach discussed the sluggish start, the offensive explosion and more.
Mr. Pick Six, Damante Horton
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WSU hammers Southern Utah, 48-10 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 14, 2013
Connor Halliday finished Saturday’s game exactly how Washington State wanted.
Tale of the tape: WSU 48, Southern Utah 10 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 14, 2013
Here's our usual postgame tale of the tape, this one coming after the most lopsided victory of the Mike Leach era at Washington State.
Leach: 'Bright spots in all phases' - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 14, 2013
Here's some of what coach Mike Leach had to say after WSU beat Southern Utah 48-10 on Saturday.
S. Utah stymied by Washington State 48-10 - Wire College Football - The Sacramento Bee
Southern Utah prefers to rush the football, but the run wasn't working in its loss at Washington State on Saturday.
Apodaca arrival - Spokesman.com - Sept. 15, 2013
Mike Leach said earlier this week that he wanted to get second-year freshman quarterback Austin Apodaca into a game "as soon as possible," with the caveat that his collegiate debut under center wouldn’t come until Washington State held a comfortable lead over an opponent.
Blanchette: Cougs’ football display bigger than sideshows - Spokesman.com - Sept. 15, 2013
Now this is progress. A year ago when the Mike Leach shakedown cruise first docked at Martin Stadium, the grand new wing attached to the south grandstands upstaged anything Washington State could piece together on the field below. Batting down a Hail Mary to eke out victory over the little cousins from up the road was the perfect way to keep expectations just as low for the rest of the season, however.
Cougar freshmen get their shot | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
With a blowout victory in hand Saturday against Southern Utah, Washington State had the rare luxury of christening some young players into major-college football.
What we learned from Week 3 in the Pac-12 - NFL.com
Damante Horton now has two pick sixes in as many week, adding a 72-yard score in Washington State's home opener against Southern Utah after delivering the Cougars' only touchdown to shock USC. If the Washington State pass defense can remain this opportunistic, a bowl bid is in play for a rebuilding program that is making strides under Mike Leach's leadership.
Cougars feel at home, blow out Southern Utah, 48-10 | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
The steel framework rising five floors on Washington State’s football-operations building shadowing the west end zone seemed to invite a metaphor for the 2013 Cougars: Bridge year.
PULLMAN, Wash.: Washington State beats S. Utah 48-10 | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
After failing to score an offensive touchdown in an upset of Southern California last weekend, Washington State had the best offensive performance of the Mike Leach era in a 48-10 win over Southern Utah on Saturday.
WSU cruises in home-opening win, 48-10 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Connor Halliday threw for 383 yards and five touchdowns as Washington State beat Southern Utah 48-10 on Saturday in its home opener.