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WSU heads into the bye week off a win

The Cougars got a win and now have a week to prep for Pac-12 play.

NCAA Football: Idaho at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this season, Washington State opens a week coming off a win. The Cougars will have some extra time to enjoy the win, and work on the issues that plagued them this season with a bye this week.

The Cougars head into the bye week coming off one of the best rushing performances in years. WSU racked up 228 yards against Idaho, the first 200-yard rushing performance since 2011, and the first 200-yard game against a FBS team since 2010. That 2010 rushing attack was led by Jeff Tuel. This time around, James Williams led the way. Which leads us to the trivia for the week ...

Q1: James Williams rushed for 123 yards on just 14 carriers. By doing so he became the 9th different WSU running back since 2000 to post a 100 yard game on 15 or less carries. Who are the other eight?

Q2: After losing to Nebraska, previously No. 22 Oregon could come to Pullman unranked. It would be just the third time since 2006 that WSU faced a non-ranked Oregon team. Who were the four starting quarterbacks from the previous two games?



Pac-12 Week 3 bowl projections - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
We’re dropping Washington State for now. Although the Cougars (1-2) won this week, they have three straight games after their bye week in which they face Oregon, Stanford and UCLA. Let’s say -- realistically -- they go 1-2 in that stretch and score an upset.

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