It seems like it was only a couple weeks ago we were reading "What the hell is a Rutgers" but in reality the 2014 season is nearly in the books. Washington State held its final full practice of the season on Wednesday. The Cougars will go through Thursday night football on Thursday and wrap up the year on Saturday in the Apple Cup.
While WSU will miss out on valuable bowl game practices at least the Cougars' final practice was a productive one. Vince Mayle participated in a limited basis, according to Jacob Thorpe. Toni Pole also took part in a portion of practice while Cole Madison got some reps too. The Cougars are expected to get Gerard Wicks back this week and are relatively healthy for the game.
It also sounds like the last practice of the year included some fireworks with Darryl Monroe and Gabe Marks getting into a little dust up. From Jacob:
Things got a little chippy between Darryl Monroe and Marks, who ended the scuffle by ripping off Monroe's helmet and throwing it across the field.
Smart move by Marks to choose the last full practice as the time to scuffle with the 235-pound Monroe. Now he won't get obliterated going over the middle on a route. It won't be long until we'll get to see Marks in action as he'll complete his redshirt season on Saturday. He'll enter next season as a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility.
WSU practice: last full one of the season - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 26, 2014
If the Cougars stick to their normal weekly routine then today's practice was the last full one of the season.
Pac-12 Week 14 predictions - ESPN
Why Washington State will win: It has been a disappointing season filled with miserable moments for the Cougars -- see Conor Halliday's horrific injury. But this is their Super Bowl, and it’s at home. Washington State has a chance to purge a lot of 2014 pain by beating their rival. The stage sets up perfectly: Washington’s offense is not explosive, and this game will be played in the #Pac12AfterDark Pullman cold. Your move, Luke Falk. -- David Lombardi
One of the most celebrated college football matchups of the year will take place in Pullman this Saturday, when the Washington State University Cougars host the University of Washington Huskies in the annual Apple Cup. This Pac-12 Conference game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m.
It’s iffy that Toni Pole even gets in a three-point stance Saturday night for Washington State in the Apple Cup, but if history holds, the big guy will spring some sort of surprise.
Cooper Pelluer will be in the Martin Stadium stands on Saturday supporting his little brother, Peyton, to a point.
Washington State baseball pitching staff dominated in two games, Wednesday during the Cougars’ foreign tour. Washington State posted a 9-3 victory over the Washington Nationals Dominican Academy before tying the Police National squad 1-1 in 10 innings.