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The Cougars head into Week 5 coming off back-to-back wins. Washington State is also coming off back-to-back games with at least 200 yards rushing. WSU gashed Oregon for 280 yards on the ground. That was a week after racking up 228 rushing yards against Idaho.

The Cougars rushed for 508 yards the last two weeks. The Cougars rushed for 478 yards in 2014. During the entire season.

The rushing dominance is a new development and certainly a major change from the WSU offense in recent seasons. It’s been a long time since WSU had a rushing attack like this. Let’s see how well you remember those times.

Q1: Excluding QBs, name the three WSU players who carried the ball at least once the last time the Cougars rushed for 200+ yards in back-to-back games.

Q2: Who led WSU in rushing the last time the Cougars racked up 200+ yards in a game against a Pac-12 opponent. Prior to Saturday against Oregon.

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Football:

Pac-12 Week 5 Power Rankings: Washington Huskies back on top - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN
Look who is crawling out of the basement. Maybe the Cougars aren’t ready to contend for a conference title, but their bowl hopes are looking a lot better sitting at .500 after a second consecutive win over Oregon.

Scouting WSU’s opponents: Who to watch in Cougars vs. No. 15 Stanford | The Seattle Times
Who to watch when the Cougars take on No. 15 Stanford in Palo Alto next Saturday.

Pac-12 Week 5 helmet stickers: Washington DL dominates - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN
Washington State run game: The Cougars accounted for six rushing touchdowns, which just might be a first for a Mike Leach Air Raid offense.

WSU Cougars’ defense keeps Oregon QB Dakota Prukop running all night long | The Seattle Times

Washington State's defensive line finally found a way to get a pass rush going, and the results were self-evident in a 51-33 win over Oregon

Volleyball:

No. 17 WSU Volleyball Sweeps Cal to Remain Atop Pac-12 - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics

The No. 17 Washington State volleyball team moved to a 14-2 overall record and remained undefeated and tied for first place in the Pac-12 Conference at 4-0 after sweeping California (6-8, 0-4) 25-20, 25-17, and 25-22, Sunday morning before 1,109 fans in Bohler Gym.