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WSU vs. ASU: Cougar football looks to become bowl eligible with a win

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A win at home against Arizona State would make WSU bowl game eligible for second time under Mike Leach.

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It is gameday at Washington State and Cougar nation is ready for some football. Last week's heartbreaking defeat against Stanford showed that this team is on the cusp. Let's hope a home showdown against Arizona State can get the Cougars back on track and into bowl season.

Since 2004 the Cougars have only reached the six-win mark twice, once in 2006 with coach Bill Doba and once in 2013 under coach Mike Leach. Prior to the 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, WSU had not played in a bowl game since defeating Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl. The Cougars have four more opportunities to qualify for post season play with games at home versus Arizona State and Colorado, and on the road against UCLA and UW.

If Falk and company can put together another fantastic performance in front of all the Coug dads freezing their butts off at Martin Stadium, then WSU just might be primed for the Las Vegas Bowl.

Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. PT and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

Football

What the WSU Cougars have to do to beat Arizona State | The Seattle Times
Stefanie Loh makes her weekly game prediction and highlights what you should watch for when Arizona State comes to play Washington State this Saturday

NCAA College Football Preview - Arizona State Sun Devils at Washington State Cougars - Nov 07, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Washington State throws on nearly every down. It's at the core of why the offense led by Luke Falk goes by the nickname ''Air Raid.''

Cooler weather presents problems for Arizona State in Pullman this weekend - Spokesman.com - Nov. 6, 2015
Although the snowflakes that descended upon Martin Stadium on Thursday will likely be gone by the time Arizona State and Washington State kick off on Saturday, they serve as a crystalline reminder that we have entered November, a month that has proven to be a frozen hell for the Sun Devils.

Washington State, Alex Grinch gear up for ASU’s Mike Bercovici, another mobile quarterback | The Seattle Times
Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch does not dispute the fact that on paper, his defense has looked vulnerable against running quarterbacks like Seth Collins and Kevin Hogan. So are the Cougars in trouble this week when they host Mike Bercovici and Arizona State?

Cougars, Sun Devils hope to bounce back from last-second losses - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State and Arizona State meet with bowl eligibility on the line and the potential for a passing-game shootout.

Pass-happy Washington St faces challenge in blitz-heavy ASU | The Olympian
Washington State throws on nearly every down. It's at the core of why the offense led by Luke Falk goes by the nickname

Men's Golf

Two Cougars in Top 25 through One - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Sophomores Zach Anderson and Derek Bayley are tied for 18th at the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational.