Mike Leach wasn’t interested in wiring any money to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on Monday, so, true to form, the Washington State coach held his tongue when asked to comment on a major officiating blunder from the Cougars’ 33-20 loss at Cal on Saturday.
Still needing two wins for a postseason berth, Washington State (4-5, 1-5) will return to the Palouse for just its second home game in 50 days when it hosts Pac-12 North foe Stanford (4-5, 3-4).
Hilinski’s Hope, the non-profit foundation launched by the quarterback’s family in the wake of his suicide death last year, announced Monday on Instagram and Facebook WSU will be celebrating Hilinski with the rest of his former teammates on Nov. 23.
The Pac-12 also announced a kickoff time for Cal’s rivalry game at Stanford – 1 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks – but the conference will wait to announce times for games between Oregon and Arizona State, Utah and Arizona, Washington and Colorado and UCLA and USC.
One official has been suspended and others have been downgraded for making what the Pac-12 determined a “breakdown in officiating mechanics and communication” during the third quarter of Washington State’s 33-20 loss at California on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
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Joe Burrow passed for 393 yards and three touchdowns and No. 1 LSU snapped an eight-game losing streak to No. 2 Alabama with a 46-41 victory Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Mike Leach has grown fatigued talking about the explosive plays Washington State’s defense has allowed this season. The sheer volume would be enough to keep any head coach, defensive coordinator or position coach awake at night, let alone the manner in which they’re happening.
The Cougars lost 33-20 to the Golden Bears at Memorial Coliseum, giving up more than 30 points to a team that hadn’t scored that many since Nov. 24, 2018. Until Saturday, Cal’s Pac-12-high had been 20 points (against Washington) and they’d been held to 41 points in the last four games combined.
Eastern Washington’s offense roared to life, notching the Eagles’ first road victory of 2019 with a 48-5 trouncing of the Idaho State Bengals in Pocatello.
Pierre Williams recovered an onside kick that led to his to his game-winning touchdown reception with 23 seconds left – the Hornets’ second score in the final 1:38 – and Sacramento State beat Northern Arizona 38-34 on Saturday in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Kedon Slovis threw for 432 yards and four touchdowns, defensive lineman Christian Rector tipped the ball to himself for an interception with 25 seconds left and Southern California held on to beat Arizona State 31-26 on Saturday in Tempe, Arizona.
Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed came off the bench and threw for 241 yards and a touchdown to push the Montana Grizzlies past the Idaho Vandals 42-17 Saturday. Sophomore Marcus Knight added three short touchdown runs as Montana (8-2, 5-1 Big Sky) again rallied.
Difference makers from California’s 33-20 win over Washington State at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.
Washington State’s bowl hopes took a hit Saturday night in Berkeley, driven back by a California defense that limited the Cougars to two touchdowns and forced two turnovers en route to a 33-20 Pac-12 upset.
It was a disaster waiting to happen, one that would have been the most devastating blow in a season that has seen the Huskies’ hopes and dreams slip away, one by one.
The D-tackle’s absence loomed large as the Cougars gave up 33 points to a Cal team that hadn’t scored more than 28 in a game this season. They recorded two sacks on Golden Bears quarterback Devon Modster, but also gave up 196 net rushing yards and allowed Cal to run for 5.4 yards per attempt.
The Cougars trailed the entirety of the game and couldn’t pull off a late comeback against California, losing their fourth consecutive road game, 33-20, to the Golden Bears Saturday night at Memorial Coliseum.
With just one exception – a rainy game in Utah when WSU’s offense was without Brandon Arconado – the Cougars have scored at least 30 points in every game this season. Even if they don’t get there against Evan Weaver-led Cal, a mere 21 or 24 points could be plenty.