SEATTLE — Hau’oli Kikaha loves to hate quarterbacks. He enjoys hitting them even more, and Washington’s senior defensive end has been doing that better than anyone in college football lately.
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SEATTLE — By now, whether you like it or not, you should know all about the exploits of Marcus Mariota, the Oregon junior quarterback considered by many a favorite to win the Heisman.
STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford started quickly Friday night, scoring on its first two possessions, and held Washington State at arm’s length the rest of the way in muscling out a 34-17 Pac-12 football victory.
BERKELEY, Calif. — It never looked like an easy swing for the Huskies, heading out on the road for an October showdown against the best team in the Pac-12 North.
PULLMAN — Over the past three weeks the Washington State football team has been the very definition of competitive, winning a game by a single point and then losing one by the same margin Saturday night to California.
PULLMAN — The California team that plays here today will look nothing like the one that Washington State beat 44-22 last season, and not just because many of the team’s best defenders are no longer wearing street clothes on the sidelines.
CHENEY — Football is “making strides” at Idaho State, coach Mike Kramer will tell you.
PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougars may have saved their football season Saturday night, coming back from a 21-0 first-quarter deficit to beat Utah on the road. The win makes a bowl game path much clearer.
SEATTLE — The evaluation of the Huskies after their first defeat of the season, Washington coach Chris Petersen said, starts with him and his staff.
Cyler Miles has been learning on the run in his first month as Washington’s full-time starting quarterback. UW coaches would prefer he slowed down and took some baby steps.
PULLMAN — For the dwindling number of Washington State football players old enough to remember the last trip, Saturday’s return to Rice-Eccles Stadium is a reminder of likely the lowest point in their careers.
PULLMAN — Washington State threw every conceivable punch it had here Saturday night, but second-ranked Oregon took every one of them, surviving its stiffest challenge of the early football season for a 38-31 victory in front of a sold-out Martin Stadium.
Kasen Williams has an idea on how to improve the Huskies’ inconsistent offense: Throw the ball.
SEATTLE — The Washington Huskies avoided the colossal upset. Chris Petersen still was plenty upset.
SEATTLE — Even with their anticipated Pac-12 Conference opener only a week away, and even with a 34 1/2-point spread in their favor this week, the Huskies have said all the right things leading up to today’s final nonconference game against Georgia State.