For the first time this season, we get to enjoy a Cougar Football Saturday. Cougar Football Thursday and Cougar Football Friday didn't turn out very well, maybe playing on Saturday is the key. It certainly can't hurt that WSU will host an FCS opponent on Saturday. Nothing against Portland State, but if WSU falls to 0-3 with losses to Rutgers, Nevada and Portland State ... well, let's just hope we don't have to cross that bridge.
The new-look Martin Stadium will make its debut and based on ticket sales, a fairly decent crowd will be in attendance to check it out. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are not one of them. Instead, you can enjoy the game from home or your favorite establishment while also discussing the game with your fellow Cougar fans.
Portland State held with Oregon State well on the scoreboard, losing 29-14 in Week 1. The stats, however, were very much in the Beavers' favor. They outgained PSU 504 to 214 including 328 to 83 through the air. We know WSU will attempt to air it out, so the PSU secondary will be tested early and often. Offensively the Vikings use a unique tactic going with a two quarterback attack. Kieran McDonagh is the primary quarterback and the passing threat. He subs out with regularity, however, to get Paris Penn on the field. Penn is a rushing threat who can throw the ball a little bit too. That's not a tactic WSU has seen often, but BYU did similar things when the Cougars played the Cougars to start the 2012 season.
The WSU had it going in Week 1 and the defense played much better in Week 2. Now would be a very good time to get both units rolling in the same game. It won't be long until we see if the Cougars can do it. If you're looking for television, streaming or radio coverage, you can find all of your options in our viewing guide. Here is your open thread to discuss it all.