2018 Washington State Preview

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  1. areohhwhy

    areohhwhy Walk On

    Jun 5, 2011

    Overview: The Washington State cougars are coming off a solid season where they went 13-1, Pac-12 Championship, and a rose bowl to cap off the year. The cougars have been lingering in the top 10 for a couple years, but will this be the year they contend for a national title. The cougars are faced with a tough schedule featuring 3 teams in the top 5.

    Offensive Preview: The cougars have been consistently around the bottom of the NCAA statistically in passing yards, first downs, and total offensive yards, In order to break that trend they will be looking to get more plays down field to stretch the defense. Brian Clark will be the starting running back, but the cougars have a committee of running backs who will get 5-10 touches per game. The offensive line will be anchored by freshman Center Jeff Watson. Coach Anderson on the state of the offense "We will go only as far as the offensive line will take us. I have confidence the offense will improve drastically in every aspect of the game.

    Questions to look forward to:

    Who will emerge as the Starting Quarterback for the Cougars: Incumbent Jason Anderson will be the starting Quarterback for the opening game against Auburn, but will we play well enough to keep the job all season will be to keep your eye on. As a redshirt Freshman Last season Jason Anderson led the team to 11 out of 13 wins, with 8 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions, also his completion percentage was %56.

    Will there be a go-to wide reciever this year?: The only reciever to ever gain over 500 yards recieving was marquez Wilson between 2011-2013. Ever since the Cougars have been searching for a go-to wide reciever or tight end.

    Defense Preview: The cougars defense has been solid ever since Coach Anderson has taken over at the helm since 2011. Being ranked in the top 10 in total yards, interceptions, and rushing yards allowed. The defense will be led by All-American Middle Linebacker Andrew Williams.

    Questions to look forward to:
    How much pressure will the defensive line create this season?: The Cougars are coming off their most productive season from the front four who combined for 35 sacks. Can the cougars repeat success and cause havoc at the line of scrimmage? coach Anderson continues " The game of football is won at the line of scrimmage, i believe our defensive line can win us more games than lose them."

    Season Preview:The cougars have a tough opening schedule, But if they can win-out, they could contend for a national title.

    Record Preview: 10-4. Pac 12-Championship
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