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Monday morning trivia: Rutgers edition

It's baaaaack.

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It is officially game week for the Washington State football team which means it's time for the CougCenter Monday Morning Trivia Contest to make it's return. If you aren't familiar, I'll be posting trivia questions every Monday from now through basketball season. Correct answers are worth points which are tallied and in the end one person will be named the CCMMTC winner and get their name on this page. Really fancy stuff.

P.J. Kendall is your two-time defending champion and he and his Eastern time zone will presumably be a strong contender to make it three in a row. There will be a slight change this year. Instead of dropping in all of the questions for the day right off the bat, I will be adding a bonus question(s) in the comments at some point in the early afternoon.

So now that they very strict rules of the contest have been covered, let's get to the first trivia question of the 2014-15 season.

Q1: Connor Halliday has a couple of 500-yard passing games on his resume and may add another on Thursday. We're looking at the defense, however, so who was the last opposing quarterback to throw for more than 500 yards in a game against WSU?

Q2: WSU's game against Rutgers will be its 37th against a Big Ten opponent. Who did the Cougars defeat in their last game against a Big Ten team?


Bill Moos will hold a live chat on today at 12 p.m. PT.

Singleton and Ware off the WSU roster - SportsLink - - Aug. 24, 2014
For starters, Dylan Hanser is now No. 43, Darryl Paulo is No. 99 and Peyton Pelluer is No. 47, so mark that down somewhere. Of more interest to you, in all likelihood, was the omission of freshmen Barry Ware and Deion Singleton from today's roster.

Live chat with WSU athletic director Bill Moos | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Moos will be available to answer questions about the 2014 football season, other WSU sports and more in a live chat at noon Monday.

Cougars have new look at running back - - Aug. 24, 2014
PULLMAN – It’s rare that a team considers the loss of the previous year’s top two running backs to be a good thing, but in Washington State’s case the predicament is voluntary.

Young Rutgers secondary to be tested against WSU - - Aug. 24, 2014
For a decade Rutgers was the Harvard of the Secondary and getting a degree in defensive back was a surefire start to a career as a professional football player. In 2012 five different members of the Scarlet Knights’ defensive backfield made it to an NFL training camp.

First look: WSU vs. Rutgers - - Aug. 24, 2014
A big win in the season opener would show that the improvement at the end of 2013 was for real, and the catastrophic finish in the New Mexico Bowl was inconsequential to the Cougars’ long-term goals. From top to bottom the Pac-12 is arguably the toughest conference in the country this season, and if the Cougars drop a winnable game against Rutgers they will have to make it up against a tougher foe down the road.

Rutgers unproven wide receivers ready to step up in wake of injuries |
Rutgers entered training camp with holes at wide receiver after the graduation of Brandon Coleman and Quron Pratt. With the season opener on Thursday night at Washington State approaching, the Scarlet Knights have more questions than answers at receiver, aside from top option Leonte Carroo.


Soccer Travels to BYU - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State soccer makes its first road trip of the season, playing at BYU…schools will battle, Monday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Mountain/4:30 p.m. Pacific…televised by BYUtv…