The Washington State Cougars will send off a group of seniors that will have played in two bowl games by the time they graduate on Saturday night against the Colorado Buffaloes (7:45 p.m. PT, ESPN2). That's quite an accomplishment, considering the depths that the previous decade of Cougar football reached.
WSU comes in as a heavy favorite against Colorado, but the Buffs have gave some of the Pac-12's best teams hell in recent weeks. Mike MacIntyre's squad has just one conference win, but took UCLA to the brink in the Rose Bowl and had USC on the ropes before letting a second-half lead slip away last weekend.
Colorado will be without its talented starting quarterback, Sefo Liufau, against WSU. Freshman Cade Apsay filled in admirably after Liufau went down against USC, but a first start on the road, on the national television, against a ball-hawking defense, might be a completely different animal.
The Cougs have Luke Falk, Gabe Marks and Dom Williams. They'll score some points. It will be up to Apsay to keep his team in the game. A tall order, but the Buffs have shown the ability to hang all season. Do they have one more tight game in them or will WSU be able to pull away for its eighth win of the year?
Game time: 7:45 p.m. PT
TV channel: ESPN2
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