Washington State Football: Arizona State week and a Stanford Massacre

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It’s a new week for Washington State football as they take on the feisty ASU Sun Devils this weekend. We also revisit the Cougs’ game against the Cardinal

Monday morning’s are never fun. Hell, Monday’s in general are never fun. However, this one feels a little better after the Washington State football team put a whooping on the Stanford Cardinal over the weekend. Starting the long grind of a new week is always a little better with a victory than with a loss, like the Cougars had previously suffered in 4 of their last 5 games up until this past Saturday.

In case you missed it, the Washington State football team forced four Stanford fumbles and scored 52 points in their lop sided win on Saturday afternoon. It was a much needed sign of life for an offense that, up to this point, had looked like it was stuck in the mud. Cam Ward made some nice throws but it was the much maligned Washington State running attack that dominated the game. The Cougs ran for 306 yards and it somehow felt like more than that.

After losing tough game after tough game throughout the season, this blowout of Stanford had to feel good for this Washington State football team. The Cougs have the talent to hang with the top teams in the conference, they just were not able to finish in those games this season. Ahead of them is a great opportunity to prove they are more than just a team that comes close. Games against both Arizona schools and the hated Huskies loom, and those three potential wins would be the prize of a team that is still getting better each and every week.

Speaking of what’s to lie ahead for Washington State football, on the horizon is the enigma that is the Arizona State Sun Devils. A team that has fired their head coach and gone to their backup QB this season. They are a team that is far from consistent but they do have a couple bright spots on their resume. ASU beat the Huskies in Tempe in very convincing fashion and hung around with USC and UCLA until they ran out of gas.

Bottom line is that this game will not be what it was this past week, for the Washington State football team. Thankfully the Cougs come home to the friendly confines of Martin Stadium. It surely will be a frigid cold afternoon this Saturday which always favors WSU when the opponent hails from such a warm state like Arizona. Be on the lookout for more content throughout the week as we preview the game between the Cougars and the Sun Devils.

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