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WSU football awaits bowl season

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The regular season is over for Washington State and now the waiting game begins. The Cougars will play in a bowl game for the second straight year, it’s just a matter of learning what bowl they will head to.

The regular season certainly didn’t end like many hoped — with back-to-back losses — but the fact the Cougars are headed to a bowl game again is no small thing. Not many had WSU pegged for a bowl following the 0-2 start. The Cougars return to a bowl after winning the Sun Bowl last year. It’s only the second time the Cougars have made bowl games in consecutive years, joining the stretch of three straight bowls from 2001-2003.

While we wait to see what bowl the Cougars are playing in, let’s see how well you remember some previous appearances.

Q1: Who holds the WSU record for receiving yards in a bowl game?

Q2: Two Cougars set the WSU bowl record for tackles in a game in the 2013 New Mexico Bowl, who were they?

Q3: Name the four Cougar quarterbacks to throw multiple touchdowns in a bowl game.

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Football:

Huskies up to No. 4, Cougars fall out of AP Top 25 after Apple Cup
The loss in the Apple Cup did no favors for 8-4 WSU, which was ranked No. 23 last week but fell out of the poll following its second loss in as many games. The Cougars received 35 votes, which was fourth among teams that missed the Top 25.

Men’s basketball:

WSU basketball looks lethargic in loss to San Jose State | The Spokesman-Review
A lethargic loss in front of a miniscule crowd on Sunday was most troubling for how familiar it all felt for the Washington State men’s basketball team. The Cougars gave San Jose State an 88-76 win in Beasley Coliseum in the same manner as so many of their losses last season, when there were oh so many losses.

San Jose State overtakes Washington State in 88-76 win | Miami Herald
Given the same set of circumstances a year ago, San Jose State coach Dave Wojcik figured his team would have let the game slip away.

Cougars Fall to Spartans at Beasley Coliseum - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics

Ryan Welage tallied 20 points, including three 3-pointers, and 11 boards and four Spartans scored in double figures to lift San Jose State over Washington State 88-76 on Sunday.

Volleyball:

WSU, UW among eight Pac-12 volleyball teams to play in NCAA volleyball tournament | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State’s volleyball team learned on Sunday that it had received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will play Big East runner-up Marquette in a first-round match on Thursday in Madison, Wisconsin.

Cougar Volleyball Earns NCAA Championship Bid - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The Washington State University volleyball team received an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship Tournament Sunday