Washington State Cougars Season Prediction, What Will Happen
Just how good can the Washington State offense be?
The program went through all the drama of losing its head coach last year – along with an inconsistent offense that didn’t always help the cause – to go 7-5 in the regular season before the bizarre performance in the Sun Bowl loss to Central Michigan.
So why can’t a team with what appears to be a much, much better offense do even more?
It’s possible, but there are a slew of 50/50 games that have to go the right way to come up with a winning season.
Set The Washington State Cougars Regular Season Win Total At … 6
Missing Colorado hurts, but not having to play UCLA in the no-division format is a plus.
Outside of – possibly – USC, there isn’t a killer road game, but Oregon State, Stanford, and Arizona would all be lean-win if those games were played in Pullman. They’re going to be dangerous on the road.
Going to Wisconsin is rough – especially for a team with a sketchy run defense – and while Oregon, Cal, Utah, Arizona State, and Washington are all home games, none of those are a guarantee.
New quarterback Cameron Ward is too good and the offense will be too strong to not get to a bowl game, but it’s going to be a fight to get there. It’ll be a fun season, but it’ll be dramatic.