Football

WSU returns to the Coliseum to face ranked Trojans

In what seems like it has been months without Cougar football, WSU (1-1) will finally play their third game of the season as they face No. 20 USC (3-0) on Sunday.

Yes, you read that right, the Cougars and Trojans are scheduled to kick off Sunday night at 4:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

WSU’s last game came against No. 23 Oregon in Pullman on Nov. 14, where the Cougars ended up losing 43-29. The Cougars have been battling COVID-19 issues, along with a lack of eligible scholarship players, but it finally seems that the Cougars are heading in the right direction and look to play the last two games of the regular season.

For the Trojans, they did not play last week against Colorado because they had an outbreak at their institution, but after a week or daily testing, it looks like this scheduled game will happen.

The last time the Cougars played in the Coliseum down in Los Angeles, was back in 2018 when former quarterback Gardner Minshew played his fourth ever game as a Coug, with some questionable Pac-12 officiating that ended in s 39-36 Trojan victory.

For this season, however, the Trojans are led by sophomore quarterback Kedon Slovis, as a quarterback of the Air Raid down in Los Angeles, coached by Clay Helton. Slovis has thrown for almost 1000 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions.

Some good news for the Cougars came out of practice this week, as junior running back Max Borghi did practice this week, leading to a possibility of him suiting up with redshirt senior running back Deon McIntosh on Sunday. Some other good news, true freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura has been cleared of his COVID protocol and will play Sunday as well.

The Trojans-Cougars’ game is scheduled to kickoff at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, and can be seen live on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The Trojans open up as a 13-point favorite with an total over/under of 68 points.

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