WSU Vs Oregon State Beavers: 5 Keys To A WSU Win

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Oct 5, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars players Theron West (24), Daquawn Brown (25), John Thompson (85), Wes Concepcion (44) and Jeremiah Allison (8) celebrate at the end of the game against the California Golden Bears at Memorial Stadium. Washington State defeated California 44-22. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

3. Confidence/Hype

The Cougars are coming into this game with big confidence from last weekends victory. You could see the confidence and the hype that the team had on both the field and on Twitter. It was very obvious that the Cougs got over their horrible loss to Stanford the week before.

Keeping this confidence going and getting right into the game and being ready to play back in Pullman will be a big thing for the Cougars. After not playing a home game in Pullman since September 21st it will be another boost of confidence for the team finally playing in front of their home crowd on their home field.

As if there already isn’t enough reason to have hype playing at home, it is dad’s weekend in Pullman. Many of these players got the love of their game and were taught a lot from their fathers, now they get to play in front of them on the big stage. It is always a big thing to play in front of your family.