Washington State’s Football team kicked off the season on the road against Auburn. Unlike the past few years, the Cougars were competitive from the start putting the first TD and extra point to lead Auburn 7-0 on its opening drive. In a game that Cougs ultimately lost 31-24, they could have and should have won.
WSU controlled the game and time of possession but turned over the ball on 3 key interceptions which let to the “explosives” as Coach Leach likes to say. These opportunistic big scoring plays put Auburn ahead, when their offense could not, and left WSU chasing the Tigers to no avail. The Cougars played run D pretty well but could not contain Auburn’s speed on the edge. The Cougs will need to find an answer quickly as USC will test them in their next game in LA.