The 18th-ranked Washington State Cougars take on the 16th-ranked Michigan State Spartans tonight in the 2017 edition of the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday looking for what has been a rarity in the history of their program: the 10th win of the season.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., and you can watch the game on Fox Sports 1. Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt are on the call, which you can also watch online via Fox Sports Go, which is available to most people who have a valid cable subscription. Additionally, you can find WSU’s radio broadcast on TuneIn.com.
As for the odds, after the Cougars opened as 2.5-point favorites, the line has swung far in favor of the Spartans, who are now two-point favorites themselves. Vegas Insider reports that nearly 90 percent of the spread money and about 85 percent of the action on the money line is coming in on MSU.
The biggest brewing storyline is the status of WSU’s record-setting senior quarterback Luke Falk. He was spotted on Tuesday with a cast on his left wrist, and then there was this:
I’m being told from people close to WSU Football that Luke Falk had surgery on his left wrist after the A.C. His playing in Holiday Bowl is not guaranteed. #gocougs— Cale Ramaker (@CaleRamaker) December 28, 2017
If Falk doesn’t start, that honor would fall to the backup, sophomore Tyler Hilinski, who has been productive — if turnover prone — in his two meaningful stints this season. He led the Cougs to a comeback win over Boise State, and nearly led them to a comeback over Arizona.
WSU has only won 10 games in a season four other times in program history; if the Cougars are able to win tonight, it would be the first time since 2003. Coincidentally, that also came in the Holiday Bowl, and also came when the Cougars were underdogs.
Let’s hope history repeats itself.