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Defense a strength for Cougars so far

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PULLMAN — Caveats abound when assessing any number of statistical measures this early in the season, so evaluating Washington State through that lens should be done without reaching broad conclusions.

But the early returns are hard to ignore. Especially for the Cougars’ defense.

Through three games, WSU leads the nation in pass defense at 99.7 yards per game. The Cougars also rank fourth in pass efficiency defense, 11th in total defense, and 23rd in scoring defense. And they’re allowing opponents…

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