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Another exciting game for the Cougs! Plus, today’s links.

PULLMAN, WA - September 9: Washington State women’s soccer team fall to Seattle 1-2 at Lower Soccer Field Jack Ellis/CougCenter

Good morning, Coug fans!

I hope everyone has their raincoats on, and are armed with a sunny attitude for another weekend of Cougar sports! Soccer started the weekend off with a bang against Denver last night, and got the W 2-0 — let’s take a look!

Fun fact: the Cougs have yet to lose on the road this season. Your Washington State Cougars nabbed two goals, the first from Sydney Pulver, pictured below.

Pulver had 3 shots, 2 on goal, and 1 that made it in. WSU in total took 9 shots in the first half, 5 in the second, for 14 total, 7 of which were on goal. Something we’re seeing consistently from the Cougs is dominant numbers; despite the occasional mistake that allows their opponent to take charge, soccer continually pushes their opponents to the edge.

For example: Denver went into this game with a 4-1-0 record at home. Washington State wound up outshooting Denver by nearly twice their numbers in terms of offense, which obviously led Denver to doubling their saves, which would make sense in proportion to the Washington State offense doubling any attempt.

The second half opened an opportunity for Enzi Broussard, another player who has been putting up regular and impressive numbers!

This was the lowest playing time Broussard got all season, she usually averages around 40 minutes a game, sometimes closer to 50, which is a difference from last night’s 33 minutes. However, she made those 33 minutes count with 3 shots on goal.

Freshman goalkeeper Nadia Cooper had a strong game as well — her second consecutive shutout to start her career — and is on the way to establishing herself as the entrenched starter.

Elyse Bennett continued to act as a Jack of All Trades with 2 shots, one of which was on goal, and an assist during her 57 minutes of gameplay.

Overall, the Cougs put on another great show!

Washington State continues their nonconference Colorado tour with Northern Colorado on Sunday! It’s unclear whether a stream will be available, so make sure to follow Washington State Soccer (found @WSUCougarSoccer ) for all the best updates!

Side note- I will be in Pullman this weekend! I’d love to say hi! Go Cougs!!!

Links

Women's Golf Ready for a Full Slate of Tournaments this Fall - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. – A clean bill of health and a full slate of tournaments await the Washington State women's golf team this fall, as the Cougars head into a new season

Two Clean for the Cougs - Washington State University Athletics
The Cougs stayed perfect on the road with a 2-0 shutout at Denver Thursday night.

Cougs Head to Santa Barbara for the Thunderdome Classic - Washington State University Athletics
WSU closes out non-conference play at the Thunderdome Classic.

Could the Cougars upset USC? Will UW get back on track? Here are Jon Wilner’s Pac-12 picks. | The Seattle Times
There are still plenty of unknowns entering Week 3 of the college football season. With a lot to still be sorted out in the Pac-12, here's who Jon Wilner is...

USC Interim HC Donte Williams Previews Washington State: 'There is Nothing Soft About Them' - Sports Illustrated USC Trojans News, Analysis and More
USC vs. Washington State Game Preview

USC at Washington State: TV info, scouting report and prediction – Orange County Register

Week 3 college football betting analysis and the pick for USC-Washington State
How to cut through the uncertainty surrounding the impact of USC's coaching change, and questions about Washington State's defense. Then there's the weather.

USC to face Washington State in Pullman, WA. - Daily Trojan

In-state prospects headed to Pullman to visit Washington State
Washington State will open Pac-12 play this weekend when they host USC on Saturday and will host a number of in-state prospects in an unofficial capacity...

Washington State mailbag: Coug fans wondering about their team's chances vs. USC | Washington State University | nbcrightnow.com
USC comes to town without a head coach, and Washington State (maybe) found its groove in a blowout win over an FCS visitor.

'You can put me anywhere, and I'll have fun playing it': Washington State benefits from versatility of DB Daniel Isom | Washington State University | nbcrightnow.com
PULLMAN – There might not be a more multifaceted Washington State football player than Daniel Isom.

Tunnel Vision - Interim head coach Donte Williams to make his debut on the Palouse
The Tunnel Vision crew of Keely Eure, Shotgun Spratling and Ryan Abraham are back in studio doing their best to make sense of a crazy week around the USC football program and the aftermath of head coach Clay Helton being fired by athletic director Mike Bohn.

Football betting, odds: Here are Yahoo Sports' bets bets
USC (-8.5) at Washington State

It’s time to see if the interim coach bounce is real for USC. I think it is — Washington State is a mess. The Cougars lost at home to Utah State, and it’s fair to wonder just how much of a distraction Nick Rolovich’s vaccine hesitancy has been.

College football Week 3 odds: Why Oklahoma will cover against Nebraska, and more | FOX Sports
Washington State under Nick Rolovich is only 1-5 against the spread. Even dating back to coach Mike Leach, the Cougars are 4-14 over their last 18 contests.

Pac-12 Football Predictions: Week 3 | Yardbarker
Teams that have fired their coach two games into a season are 0-8 in their next contest, so while USC certainly boasts more talent than Washington State, that trend seems difficult to buck.