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The Colorado State Rams are staring down a pretty large 17-point disadvantage in the spread for Saturday’s game. They will head out on the road to face off against the Washington State Cougars at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at Clarence D. Martin Stadium. Washington State will be strutting in after a win while the Rams will be stumbling in from a loss.
The matchup between Colorado State and the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders last week was not particularly close, with Colorado State falling 34-19. Despite the defeat, Colorado State got a solid performance out of WR Tory Horton, who caught nine passes for three TDs and 186 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Horton’s 69-yard TD reception in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but last week Washington State sidestepped the Wisconsin Badgers for a 17-14 victory. The Cougars’ RB Nakia Watson filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
Colorado State’s loss took them down to 0-2 while Washington State’s victory pulled them up to 2-0. Giving up four turnovers, the Rams had had trouble holding onto the ball. We’ll see if Washington State can exploit that vulnerability.
3 instant takeaways from @WSUCougarFB‘s resounding 38-7 win over Colorado State #GoCougs #Wazzu https://t.co/jt25WpFhVl
Cougs win!! WSU improves to 3-0. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/zgRQtfsWcO
WSU flattens Colorado State 38-7 to finish perfect non-conference slate at 3-0 #GoCougs #Wazzu https://t.co/IZwKnWqGsF
Final from Pullman#Stalwart x #RamGrit 🐏 pic.twitter.com/xJP6mLPr9w
FINAL WSU 38 CSU 7. Cougs get the resounding victory the’ve been searching for behind a monstrous first half performance from Cam Ward. Pac-12 play opens against Oregon on Saturday. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Katzer scored his first collegiate TD for WSU. 38-7 WSU 1:07 remaining in the 4th. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/DyaVTisJxt
All reserves on defense now. Alec Eckert, Ty Garay-Harris, Javan Robinson, Gabe Lopez and Armauni Archie among those in the game with 1:07 left. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Touchdown Washington State. Kannon Katzer did the legwork on the drive and is rewarded with a 1-yard touchdown run. 38-7 WSU with 1:07 left. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Another terrific run for Kannon Katzer, picks up 22. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Second-team offensive line, but still Cam at QB. Looks like Wilson, Tafia, McCarthy, Dieu with Fifita still at right tackle. #GoCougs #Wazzu
With 3:32 left Jake Dickert calls a timeout. Looks like John Mateer may be entering. #GoCougs #Wazzu
WSU DB Smith-Wade is now in the injury tent. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/8tPFpaIAIE
That’s an awesome moment. Spokane walk-on running back Kannon Katzer breaks off a 24-yard run. Shook free from a few tackles. Starting to see some depth creep in here. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Still the starters on offense for WSU with 7:46 left. Get the Cougars probably want one more score, but probably around time for some reserves. #GoCougs #Wazzu
𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗖𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡❗️@Jackhowell1205 picks off his second of the season#Stalwart x #RamGrit 🐏 pic.twitter.com/tPFjxIeDCl
CSU scores their first points with 11:07 left in the 4th quarter. 31-7 WSU. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/VWoEQB7t5h
Not entirely sure what CSU was trying on fourth down there, but Andrew Edson absolutely blew it up. Cougs take back over. Defense has been phenomenal again. #GoCougs #Wazzu
First TD for the freshman#Stalwart x #RamGrit 🐏 https://t.co/DGg0KopEz4 pic.twitter.com/T1jlHdPrtb
.@CindyBrunsonAZ & @pat_chun enjoying #GoCougs today in sunny Martin Stadium. pic.twitter.com/wVpD5gwoYj
For as terrific as WSU’s offense was in the first half, it’s been equally bad in the second half. After a penalty, Cam tries to create something and is picked. CSU with the ball on the WSU 21-yard line. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Still the starting offense for WSU with 11:07 left. Probably want one more score before the backups. #GoCougs #Wazzu
𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗖𝗛𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡❗️@ClayMillen ⏩ @ross_justus gives us a @ChevronColorado TD❗️#Stalwart x #RamGrit 🐏 pic.twitter.com/CwSMxNoqNn
Touchdown Colorado State. An incredible pass from Clay Millen despite being hammered and there will be no shutout. 31-7 WSU with 11:07 left. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Wow. No targeting. That sure looked like it, but obviously WSU will gladly take it. #GoCougs #Wazzu
We made it through 11 quarters of football before our first targeting review. But Raam Stevenson gets called for it and they’ll review. This looks like it’ll stand. Which means WSU loses him for the first half of Oregon and it gives CSU a first down. #GoCougs #Wazzu
WR Bell is on the sideline without shoulder pads. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/XZz1bS62j8
WSU 31 | CSU 0
Rams defense has steadied, offense still looking to complete a drive
WSU QB Cam Ward takes control of the sideline huddle due to offensive frustration. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/0gGoqC7WOK
After three: WSU 31 CSU 0. Not the sharpest quarter from the Cougs but still well in control of this game. #GoCougs #Wazzu
Big hit by the WSU Safety Hicks to force an incompletion. #GoCougs #Wazzu pic.twitter.com/ilz4ifbjR2
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