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Can the WSU Cougars go 7-0 at home in 2016?

ESPN's Ted Miller investigates.

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Our good friend Ted Miller from the ESPN Pac-12 Blog released his weekly mailbag on Friday, where he responds to several lucky readers' questions regarding the current state of Pac-12 football.

An "Alex" from Spokane asked Ted what he thinks about Washington State's chances at going 7-0 in Martin Stadium this upcoming season.

Miller - who has been high on Mike Leach and the Cougs in the past - says it wouldn't surprise him if Washington State wins the Pac-12 North if a 7-0 home record is in their future.

"No question Washington State's schedule sets up well, though a Week 2 visit to Boise State and the blue turf is sure to be tricky and highly threatening to the Cougars' national esteem. The Cougs beat Oregon last year in Autzen Stadium -- albeit with Vernon Adams hurt -- and won at UCLA, so it's no stretch to project wins there. They lost to the hated Huskies in Seattle, but without QB Luke Falk."

On the other end of the spectrum, Miller doesn't think any games in the schedule are definite wins with how deep the conference is this year. Except for the week three match-up against Idaho, because, well, we remember what happened last time both teams played each other.


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