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Opponent and attendance trivia on the docket as game week begins.

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

When Washington State plays Colorado Sate on Saturday, it will be the first meeting between the schools. Having played football for more than 100 years, it's not very often WSU plays a new opponent ... but it does happen.

Q1: When was the last time WSU faced an opponent for the first time? (Who was the team and when did it happen)

Q2: With expected attendance in the 30,000 range, the New Mexico Bowl won't set any records. What's the largest crowd WSU ever played in front of and who was the Cougars' opponent when it happened?

Football:

WSU bowl rewind: 1988 Aloha Bowl - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 15, 2013
The video below, courtesy of wazzulibrary on YouTube, is not of the 1988 Aloha Bowl, but of WSU's win over Tennessee that season.

Cougars football team will get to have some fun, too - Spokesman.com - Dec. 15, 2013
The Washington State football team will be given the royal treatment in Albuquerque this week, with a host of welcome events scheduled for the team by their host, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

Colorado State football defense will be playing in reverse against Washington State - Loveland Reporter-Herald
The numbers are eye-popping. They are the type of figures that make a defense take notice, especially the secondary. They also force you into the film room, where Colorado State's secondary has been trying to find hints and make rhyme and reason out of the Washington State passing attack, one that averages 58 throws a game.

Basketball:

Woolridge's season-high 20 leads WSU to win - Spokesman.com - Dec. 15, 2013
With a metaphorical lid on the basket preventing almost any shot from a distance of more than 10 feet from scoring, the Cougars kept it close in their 78-61 win over Pepperdine. The Washington State men’s basketball team outscored the Waves in the paint, 42-20. The team’s 18 3-point attempts were the lowest of the season.

Women's basketball:

Cougars Drop Nonconference Contest at Dayton, 87-76 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State dropped an 87-76 nonconference contest at the University of Dayton Sunday.