WSU Cougars vs Colorado State: Rams the Pretenders of the Mountain West Conference?


Nov 9, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State cheerleader performs in the second quarter against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Hughes Stadium. The Rams defeated the Wolf Pack 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

When the Washington State Cougars played Arizona earlier this season (not too much earlier mind you but it feels like a while ago now), our All Coug’d Up team had a good idea of what the Wildcats were. Simply put, they were, at that time, the biggest pretender in the Pac-12 Conference.

Sure the Cats had played the Bruins tough the game before and had an offense that seemed to be getting warmed up behind Ka’Deem Carey and whatnot. Whatever, we found out how that turned out before Zona shocked the nation the week after.

Colorado State has that same feel to them. Seven wins against teams that sport a terrible overall 23-61 record on the season. Losses to Colorado, Tulsa, Bama, SJSU, Boise State and Utah State. That’s not an overly powerful slate of games or anything outside of the Tide.

True, we want to do anything but dismiss the apparent skills on the CSU side, they are the only team in the NCAA’s with a 1,500 yard rusher and a 3,200 yard passer. They also have the MWC’s defender of the year and two other linebackers who have more tackles than our stud Deone Bucannon. That’s nothing to scoff at. But again, who did they put their numbers up against?

When it comes down to it, we’ll find out who the Rams prove to be. But the fact that the Cougars are getting six practices in this week while CSU coaches are out recruiting and ignoring practices all together speaks volumes about who’s more serious about this opportunity. Thanks to for that little nugget.

At least you can see by the picture that the CSU cheerleaders have potential to be the real deal. We’re not extremely worried about the football team, though it’s a safe bet the Cougar team isn’t quite as cocky and Leach will have them ready.