That's makes for the fourth consecutive 6:30 p.m. or later kickoff for Washington State when they head to the desert to face the Sun Devils. Good news for the people doing the WSU/Seahawks doubleheader: Seattle doesn't play until 5:30.
Thanks to his 497 yard, 5 touchdown, 1 interception performance, Luke Falk is the PAc-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his 12 start career. So he wins it once every third start, meaning if he stays on pace he'll win it again the last week of the season. Hmm...who does Washington State play that week?
This morning, the Pac-12 issued a statement saying the officials had erred in awarding another down to Washington State after an inadvertent whistle from the line judge on a 4th down play in the second quarter. WSU would go on to score a touchdown on the next play and close the gap to 14-10. The whole crew is being downgraded and the official that made the call is being suspended for a game.
Molten has been pretty amazing this year as a true freshman, and he picked a heck of a time to get his first career interception, which put the game on ice. I don't know about you, but I never get tired of these family celebration videos. Go Cougs!
So, for everyone who thinks we never get a break from Pac-12 refs ... we no longer can complain, I suppose. WSU was stopped short on a 4th down try before the ref announced, "Inadvertantly, we need to replay fourth down," and then WSU scored a TD on the do over. I have no idea what happened, but I guess I won't complain. WSU trails ASU at the half, 14-10. EDIT: FS1 had a replay that clearly indicates a brief whistle after Marks had been pushed back. So inadvertent whistle, I guess?
Well this is certainly awful news. Besides Dahl being the team's best lineman, communication along the line is so key against a team like ASU, which brings a lot of blitzes from a lot of different angles. Here's to hoping the disruption in continuity doesn't cost the Cougs, who have been pretty fortunate with injuries this season.
They'll go crimson, anthracite, anthracite against the Sun Devils this Saturday. I like to refer to it as the "who the heck is that?" combo because you can't read the numbers, which is perfect with a glut of 45+ year old men in the stands who already have trouble reading texts on their smart phone.
The game will also be broadcast nationally on FS1, as you can see above. If you're not a fan of the late games, this season has been a real home run for you. It's also Dad's Weekend in Pullman so this start time sets up pretty ideally for most dads who dislike staying up too late (ok, maybe just my dad).