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Cougars set to face Beavers before sellout homecoming crowd

WSU faces a possible landmark game Saturday against the Beavers.

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Good morning, Cougar fans. As Saturday dawns over the Palouse, our beloved football team faces a turning-point game against the Oregon State Beavers. It always seems like the team from Corvallis pops up on the schedule when the Cougars stand at the crossroads, doesn't it? More than once in the past, the Beavers have foiled WSU's attempts at turning the ever-elusive "corner" that many of us often look for, even though we all know that rare is the instance when a team's progress is linear.

For WSU, Saturday's game is a huge opportunity to continue the quest for a bowl game. There is no question that this is one of the least-imposing Oregon State teams we've seen in a while. Their only two wins have come against an FCS team and a Mountain West also-ran. They start a true freshman quarterback, and their defense hasn't exactly shut down quality offenses this season.

Although the Cougs have shown the propensity to come out flat at home this season, that shouldn't be the case this time. By all accounts, this is the most excited that fans have been for a home game in quite some time. The homecoming crowd will be fired up, and that will almost certainly help get the players going. But don't take my word for it, let's see what the mood is via the world's most reliable news source, Twitter:


The alums are ready. The fans are ready. The weather is perfect (seriously, who could imagine such a perfect setting in mid-October?). Come on, Cougars, show us all that you're ready, too. Go Cougs


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