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This weird season ends today.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Southern California Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Coug fans. Our Washington State Cougars are in Salt Lake City, probably getting tested for COVID as this is published. Let’s hope everybody passes their test, because we know what can happen if someone tests positive the morning of a game. We know WSU will be down one important player in the secondary due to a positive COVID test:

That’s no good, especially for a team already thin in the secondary. But we soldier on, and cross our fingers there will actually be a game played today. Remember, it’s an early one for us in the Pacific Time Zone, as the Cougs and Utes kick off at 10:30 a.m. PST, 11:30 a.m. local time.

Will we be celebrating a win, much like we did with the only undefeated basketball team in the Pac-12 last night? Or will this exhibition season end with a whimper? Your guess is as good as mine, but make sure you read Craig’s preview.

If the football game gets out of hand one way or the other, you can watch the Cougar women take on Oregon State at noon PST on the Pac-12 Network. There are plenty of WSU athletic events to keep you busy today.

With that, let’s get to today’s predictions:

Three Bold Predictions

  1. They
  2. Will Play
  3. The Game

Go Cougs.

Links

With Nephi Sewell and Utah on tap, Washington State's Nick Rolovich recalls meeting Samoan brothers as 'young ones' | The Spokesman-Review
Nick Rolovich wasn't able to swing all four, but batting .250 in the Sewell household is nothing to be ashamed of either.

Washington State’s Ayden Hector won’t play at Utah after positive COVID-19 test | The Spokesman-Review
Once again, Washington State’s beleaguered defensive secondary won’t be at full strength when the Cougars play the Utes on Saturday in the season finale at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

WSU Cougars set to end this ‘abnormal’ season with a tough challenge at Utah | The Seattle Times
The Cougars have had as many games canceled this season as they have played. "These guys have been through a lot and all they want to do is play," said...

'All we want to do is play.' Washington State hoping to leave statement in season finale at Utah | The Spokesman-Review
Nick Rolovich never coached a football game against the University of Utah in his 12 years at Nevada and Hawaii, but by the time he arrived at the podium to meet with reporters Monday afternoon – some 24 hours after the Pac-12 announced its week seven pairings – the Washington State coach seemed to know what the Utes were all about.