The WSU Cougars pounced on the Oregon Ducks and beat them 51-33 for their first 2016 Pac12 win. Playing in front of a sold out Martin Stadium largely crimson crowd, the WSU scored first on a Falk to Marks hookup and then scored 21 points in the 2nd and 4th quarter to put away the ducks with 651 yards of total offense.
WSU QB Falk had a solid day throwing for 371 yards (38 /48) however it was the run game that really turned up the heat. The Cougs rushed for 280 years and 6 touchdowns on an Oregon team that was not respecting the ability of WSU to run. The ground game was lead by James Morrow (RB) who carried the ball 13 times for 122 yards (9.4 yds avg) and 2 touchdowns (TDs). James Williams (RB) also ran 11 times for 91 yards (8.3 yds avg) and 2 TD’s. Not to be outdone, Gerard Wicks (RB) also scored 2 TD’s on 11 carries for 60 yards leaving Oregon defenders in the dust.
The WSU’s win over Oregon for the second year in a row put the rest of the PAC12 on notice that WSU is still a contender even after their early non-conference loses. The Cougars, now 2-2 for the season, will take on #15 Stanford next week down on the farm.