Washington State Cougars Football Schedule
Each year as the college football season gets underway there is arguably
no better place to be than in Pullman, Washington, home of the Washington State Cougars. The Cougars each year play one of
the toughest schedules in the country as part of the powerful PAC 12 conference, one of the best in all of college football.
Playing against the likes of Oregon, USC, Stanford, Berkeley, Washington, and others gives the Cougars the opportunity to
see how they match up against many of the top teams in the country, and provides fans with plenty of chances to see thrilling
games with many of the best student athletes in the game on the field. After spring ball came to a conclusion there is plenty
of reason for optimism as the WSU Cougars prepare to enter their third season with Mike Leach as the coach. In recent years
a glaring problem with the Cougars' offense had been an undersized offensive line who at times had trouble going up against
some of the formidable defenses of the elite PAC 12 teams. This year there will not be a single offensive lineman under 300
pounds and judging from their performance in the spring, they should all be able to win their fair share of battles at the
line of scrimmage. The defensive line appears to be one of the deepest spots on the roster with a solid seven players who
will help counteract the loss of Ioanee Gauta. Perhaps the most interesting result of spring ball was the emergence of a close
battle for the starting quarterback position which will play out between Tyler Bruggman and Luke Falk. The Cougars may have
lost starting quarterback Connor Halliday from last season but they appear to have an embarrassment of riches at the position
heading into 2014.
The first PAC 12 home game for the Washington State Cougars will be one of the best of the year as
the Oregon Ducks come to Martin Stadium on September 20th. The Ducks finished second in the PAC 12 North last season and the
Cougars will have a great opportunity early in the season to prove how far along they have come and that they should be considered
contenders in the division. Another big game takes place on November 1st when perennial contenders the USC Trojans come to
Pullman looking to knock off the Cougars. The final home game of the season is against the Cougars' biggest rivals, the Washington
Huskies, on November 29th. Any time the Cougars and Huskies meet the atmosphere is unbelievable and the competition on the
field is intense. Other home games for the Cougars this year include match ups against the Portland State Vikings, the Cal
Bears, and the Arizona Wildcats. Be sure to get tickets to all of the best Washington State Cougars football games from StubHub
to get out and support the team.
Washington State is looking to make head coach Mike Leach's
third year one to remember and coming out of spring ball hopes are even higher for the 2014 Cougars. In addition to the battle
at quarterback, Washington is deep at the running back position but it appears as though Jamal Morrow and Theron West will
be getting the majority of the carries between them. Last season the Cougars were invited to play in the New Mexico Bowl and
they will be looking to get another bowl game invite this year, hopefully coming home with a victory. Both the offensive and
defensive lines look drastically improved and if the squad's young cornerbacks can progress in the offseason WSU should have
a formidable defense.
The atmosphere around college sports is unique to itself and unlike
anything found at the professional level. Cheering for your alma mater or favorite school and watching the student athletes
lay it all on the line for school pride and a shot at playing at the next level is one of the most intense feelings in all
of sports. College football fans plan their entire Saturday to celebrate everything that comes with the game. These die-hard
fans wake up early and head off to the stadium parking lot for tailgating before the game. Inside the stadium fans band together
to make as much noise as possible and help the home team leave with a victory. It is undeniably thrilling to be in the crowd
when the star player takes the ball into the end zone for the win. When you head out for a Washington State Cougars football
game you are sure to experience all of the excitement that comes with a top tier college football game. The parking lot at
Martin Stadium will be filled with people gearing up for the big game, grilling up some grub and sipping on a few beverages
as well. It's all one big lead up to the main event, which is the game itself. There is simply no better way to spend a day
off than at a college football game cheering and celebrating with thousands of other hard core fans.
State Cougars PAC 12 Football
The Cougars play in the PAC 12 conference which is annually one of the top conferences
in all of football. One of the things that makes the PAC 12 so special is that each of the schools who were members of the
PAC 10 have in-state rivals with whom they engage in bitter battles each season. Teams like USC, Stanford, Oregon, and UCLA
are the traditional powerhouses in the conference but all of the other schools in the conference are capable of pulling off
big upsets and seemingly coming from out of nowhere to win their division as Arizona State did in 2013 when they emerged as
the champions of the PAC 12 South. If you are looking to see some of the best college football games of the year featuring
athletes competing at the highest level you have come to the right place in the PAC 12.
of the Washington State Cougars football program dates all the way back to 1893, and their home of Martin Stadium has been
in use since 1892 when it was known as Soldier Field.