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2017 Schedule
9-3, 3rd in Pac 12 - North

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Marlow, the deputy AD at Washington State, has been named the athletic director at Northern Arizona. Marlow has been at WSU since 2010 and is former AD Bill Moos' longtime No. 2, but did not appear to get significant consideration to replace Moos after he left for Nebraska.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State All-America defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year, announced by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. Mata'afa, the AP Pac-12 defensive player of the year, recorded 21.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He follows Colorado's Sefo Liufau, Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley and Oregon's Marcus Mariota as recipients of the award.

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3dKyle Bonagura

Wazzu boots top WR Martin for breaking rules

Tavares Martin Jr., who led Washington State with 70 catches for 831 yards and nine touchdowns during the regular season, has been dismissed from the program for violating team rules.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State leading receiver Tavares Martin has been dismissed from the team due to a violation of team rules, according to a team spokesman. Martin led the Cougars with 70 catches for 831 yards and nine touchdowns during the regular season.

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Pac-12 will address scheduling concerns for '18

No Pac-12 team will play 12 games in a row in 2018, commissioner Larry Scott told The Associated Press on Thursday. In addition, no Pac-12 team will play a Saturday road game and then be scheduled to play the following Friday away from home.

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7dIvan Maisel

Will Mike Leach spend his career as an outsider?

In 16 years on the college football outskirts at Texas Tech and Washington State, Mike Leach's style made him a star, despite never winning a conference title. After a near miss at Tennessee, will he ever get a high-profile job?

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The five finalists for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award were announced today. They include: Manase Hungalu (Oregon State), Hercules Mata'afa (Washington State), Andrew Motuapuaka (Virginia Tech), Jahlani Tavai (Hawai'i) and Vita Vea (Washington).  Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau won the award last year.

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Falk tops Mayfield to win Burlsworth Award

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has topped Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to win the Burlsworth Award, given annually to the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on.

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Looking Back At The Historic 1997 Heisman Class

Ivan Maisel and Ryan McGee look back at the historic 1997 Heisman class and chat about the memorable season with Heisman winner Charles Woodson (10:21) and finalist Randy Moss (29:47).

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Source: Leach, Vols meet; no deal imminent

Mike Leach met with Tennessee to talk about the school's coaching vacancy, but a source told ESPN the two sides haven't negotiated and that a deal is not imminent.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State announced it will play a home-and-home series with Boise State in 2026 and 2027. The first game will be in Pullman on Sept. 19, 2026, with the second in Boise on Sept. 27, the following year.

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Auburn, Wisconsin debut in CFP; Clemson first

Defending champion Clemson is back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of Oklahoma at No. 3 and CFP newcomers Auburn (No. 2) and Wisconsin (No. 4).

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Gaskin key in Washington's win over Washington State (1:07)
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Purple Haze: Washington routs Washington State 41-14

Myles Gaskin ran for 192 yards and four touchdowns, Washington forced four turnovers, and the No. 15 Huskies ended No. 14 Washington State's hopes for a Pac-12 North title with a 41-14 thumping Saturday night.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

And you thought the night couldn't get worse for Washington State: down 24-0, the Cougars came out of the halftime locker room to find it raining. Luke Falk turned it over 3 times in a dry 1st half.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington came jnto the Apple Cup plus-7 in turnovers; Wash. St., minus-2. The Huskies just converted Luke Falk's 2nd giveaway of the game, a fumble while scrambling, into a TD & a 14-0 lead.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The Huskies have sacked Luke Falk 3 times & picked him off once. The Cougars needed 3 possessions & 11-plus minutes to make a 1st down. They netted 24 yards in the 1st quarter. Defense is the story.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Nice salute to retiring UW broadcaster Bob Rondeau: an old-fashioned card stunt.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington couldn't have scripted the beginning of the Apple Cup any better: an 11-play, five-1st-down, 75-yard TD drive that chewed up 5:35 of clock. The Husky Stadium crowd is rocking. Great start.

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FPI sees Apple Cup staying in Seattle

Washington's eighth-ranked pass defense will be challenged by Wazzu's relentless air attack. Washington State is ranked higher than UW but has lost the last four meetings when owning the rivals' poll advantage.

Team Stats

Passing Yards374.8
Rushing Yards71.7
Points For31.4
Points Against24.447th