Offense scores points, but defense wins championships. WSU is showcasing that mindset with their quality defense. The Washington State Cougars have a few games left in the season, but it is clear that the defense is doing their part to secure a potential playoff slot.
The Cougars are allowing most of their points in the 1st half, typical of many teams when “feeling out” their adversary. But as time continues, the defensive line’s shifts are limiting rushes, and the defensive backs are holding their own. This has allowed WSU to rack up 13 quarters where the defense shuts out their opponents. WSU did collapse against USC in the 4th. However, with that quarter excluded, WSU averages 2.6 points in the 4th quarter. If this trend continues, expect an interesting Apple Cup against rival UW.