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Let's end the week on a good note

It’s been a rough week to be a fan of Washington State football. A win against Idaho should help some of us out.

NCAA Football: Eastern Washington at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

This has not been a good week to be a fan of Washington State Cougars football. Let’s recap, shall we?

The only thing that could make this week worse is:

  • Saturday, September 17: Cougars lose to Vandals; Pullman set on fire.

Seriously. What a horrible nightmare this week has been for Washington State football. The hits just kept on coming day after day. It would be one thing if this team was 2-0, but it’s a lot worse considering the Cougars are winless heading into week three of the season.

A friend half-jokingly asked me on Friday, "If we lose to Idaho, have we hit rock bottom?"

To which I said, "If we win by 14, we’d hit rock bottom."

The Cougars host FCS-bound Idaho today in the 91st rendition of the Battle of the Palouse. Last time these teams played in 2013, the WSU shut out the Vandals 42-0 and Mike Leach almost took a swipe at Paul Petrino during the post-game handshake. It was awesome.

In what should be a tune-up game before facing Oregon and Stanford (with a bye next week), the Cougars desperately need this win. No, the Cougars need to SMACK Idaho right in the mouth. There’s no reason this team shouldn’t be able to hang 60 points on the Vandals.

Remember last year when the Cougars defeated Wyoming 31-14 to wrap up the non-conference schedule? Although it was a win, the Cougars started out flat (what a surprise) and should have been able to score more points against (at the time) one of the worst teams in the FBS, statistically speaking.

A win tomorrow is a win, but I for one feel like I speak for the fanbase when I say that I won’t be satisfied with a victory margin of three touchdowns.

If Washington State wants to put this terrible week behind them, there’s no better way to take out that frustration and aggression than on the field against the Vandals.



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