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Cougars ready to take on Wildcats in Tucson

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WSU has the opportunity to make a big statement on the road after crushing Oregon State.

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It's gameday and Cougar nation is buzzing. Best part, the excitement is justified. WSU has some momentum after two big wins, one in overtime against the Ducks in Eugene and the other in a sold out Martin Stadium versus the Beavers. Can they keep up with the Cats?

Last time Mike Leach and company traveled to Arizona Stadium, WSU left Tucson with a thrilling 24-17 victory. In order to come away from today's tilt with a win, Luke Falk and the offense will need to get off to a quick start to keep up with Arizona's ninth-ranked scoring offense. Now, it is unlikely that Falk will throw 6 touchdowns in the first half but with the Wildcats struggling pass-defense (120th in the nation) anything is possible.

Can WSU play a complete game on offense, defense, and special teams? So far this season, we certainly have yet to see the Cougars get things done on all sides of the ball for 60 minutes. It is going to take that kind an effort to defeat Arizona.

If the Cougs can secure a three game Pac-12 winning streak (the first of Leach's tenure at WSU), then we just might see Ol' Crimson and Lee Corso out front of the Cougar statue on Halloween.

Football

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Swimming

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Tennis

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Volleyball

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