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A quick look ahead to Arizona

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It's game week for the Cougars again and preparations for Arizona have begun.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off a bye week, WSU will continue its quest to become bowl eligible. The Cougars need to win two of their final three games with the Arizona Wildcats next up on the schedule.

WSU didn't have a rest advantage against ASU following the last bye -- as the Sun Devils were also coming off a bye -- but that won't be the case this week. The Wildcats lost to UCLA on Saturday, essentially eliminating them from Pac-12 South title contention. We'll have to wait and see if the rest works to WSU's advantage.

Ka'Deem Carey is once again the engine for UA's offense. He ran for 149 yards against UCLA and has now rushed for 1,221 yards this season. Stopping Carey will be a top priority, but Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker is also a threat to run. He's not a great passer, although he has had a few moments this season. In the simplest of terms, the matchup with Arizona will likely be similar to what WSU faced in the season opener against Auburn.

WSU allowed 295 rushing yards against Auburn and haven't been great against the run at times this season. Will that change this week?

Football:

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In the past couple weeks the Washington State football team has held its Thursday Night Football scrimmage on on Tuesday, Saturday, and even on Thursday!

Basketball:

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The Cougars opened their season last night with something that's become all too familiar the past few years: a struggle.