This has not been a good week to be a fan of Washington State Cougars football. Let’s recap, shall we?
- Monday, September 12: LB Logan Tago arrested for second degree felony robbery.
- Tuesday, September 13: Mike Leach claims there’s a double standard between Pullman Police and Cougar football players.
- Thursday, September 15: DT Robert Barber is expelled from the university (pending appeal) after allegedly breaking a student’s jaw during a house party fight over the summer.
- Friday, September 16: Barber and DE T.J. Fehoko are arrested and face second degree assault charges for their involvement in the house party fight that occurred over the summer.
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.
Washington State Cougars Robert Barber, Toso Fehoko arrested for involvement in July fight
WSU players Robert Barber and T.J. Fehoko were arrested and released for involvement in a brawl at a house party in July.
Washington State vs Idaho Preview - Pacific Takes
The Cougars look to get their season on the right track.