The Washington State Cougars look to make it 2-0 as they host the Northern Colorado Bears on Saturday in Martin Stadium. The game is not expected to be close. One line has the Cougs giving 36.5 points, which seems low. However, FCS-FBS games can be a little odd, with FBS teams taking them various levels of serious and often treating them differently.
Given that WSU is still trying to figure out a few positions on defense, and has a quarterback still low on in-game reps, there are certainly some things that the staff and players will be focused on for the Bears.
We know that WSU should have little trouble. As we covered in our preview both in written and podcast form, the Cougs should dominate both offensive and defensive lines. That means Anthony Gordon should have plenty of time to find open receivers, and Northern Colorado should struggle to move the ball.
The only thing that might prevent WSU from scoring 70 or more points in this game is itself—meaning it plays plenty of backups on both sides, or it just slows the game down to get everything over with as quickly as possible.
Game time: 2 pm PT (the golden time)
TV channel: Pac-12 Network Washington (only Washington)
Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app on your favorite streaming device (log-in required)