Nov 29, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive end Devon Kell (94) runs after Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
So this game is the Pac-12 opener for the Cougs and it has the makings of a big stage. If the Cougars are undefeated through their non-conference schedule this game is set to be a pretty big deal. Washington State has a chance to prove that they can perform on a national stage and compete with the big guys in the Pac-12.
If Wazzu can make this a good game and avoid letting Oregon pull away, even a loss here could signify the Cougs are becoming formidable in the conference. Although I’m not a big believer in the “lose with dignity” mentality, this is a chance for Washington State to really make something of themselves. Now if they can pull off the upset… Well then things get really interesting.