PULLMAN — After seven consecutive night games to open the season, Washington State finally has a bye week. It will be a good opportunity for the Cougars, who are starting to look a little beat up, to get off their feet for a few days and for the coaches to hit the road and do some recruiting.
It was a reality-check kind of Saturday in Pac-12 football. Arizona learned it isn’t elite yet. Cal discovered it can’t play video-game football every week. And UCLA, well, the Cactus Bowl in Tempe is deeply interested in the Bruins.
WENATCHEE — Hunter Durham dived for the ball, and when her dig attempt came up short, she slammed her hands on the floor of Smith Gymnasium. She knew she had missed an opportunity to keep the match going, and that her Wenatchee Valley College volleyball team had missed an opportunity to pick up a crucial victory.
PULLMAN — Over the past three weeks the Washington State football team has been the very definition of competitive, winning a game by a single point and then losing one by the same margin Saturday night.
After five games, the Washington football team is 4-1 in its first season under coach Chris Petersen. Coming off a 20-13 loss to No. 16 Stanford on Saturday, the Huskies are in the middle of their one bye week this season. Here’s a progress report ahead of UW’s first Pac-12 road game, at California on Oct. 11:
PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougars may have saved their football season Saturday night, coming back from a 21-0 first-quarter deficit to beat Utah on the road. The win makes a bowl game path much clearer.
PULLMAN — For the dwindling number of Washington State football players old enough to remember the last trip, Saturday’s return to Rice-Eccles Stadium is a reminder of likely the lowest point in their careers.