Pac-12 Football Power Poll – Week 1

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12/6N. Washington State

Sep 5, 2015; Pullman, WA, USA; Portland State Vikings running back Nate Tago (25) celebrates touchdown against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Vikings won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Conference Rank Change (LW)-3 (9)

Division Rank Change (LW)-2 (6)

Last Week’s Result: L, 17-24 vs. Portland State

I remember seeing someone play Dynasty mode on NCAA Football, and in their video game world, everyone in the Pac-12 votes to kick out Washington State, leaving the Cougars with no choice but to play in the WAC (back when the WAC still had college football). After what happened this week, I’m starting to think that the WAC, with or without football, might be a solution for Wazzu.

The Cougars paid FCS school Portland State $525,000 to come to Pullman, and still lost. In the process, they put together a 93-yard, 20-play drive that serves as a manifestation of Washington State football (or if you want an abbreviated experience, check out the plays in bold):

  • 1st and 10 at WST 3 25-J.Morrow to WST 9 for 6 yards (31-A.Schlatter).08:57
  • 2nd and 4 at WST 9 4-L.Falk complete to 85-J.Thompson. 85-J.Thompson to WST 19 for 10 yards.08:31
  • 1st and 10 at WST 19 23-G.Wicks to WST 28 for 9 yards (8-P.Onwuasor).08:02
  • 2nd and 1 at WST 28 4-L.Falk complete to 9-G.Marks. 9-G.Marks to WST 32 for 4 yards (38-X.Coleman).07:23
  • 1st and 10 at WST 32 25-J.Morrow to WST 32 for no gain (95-S.Talalemotu).07:01
  • 2nd and 10 at WST 32 4-L.Falk incomplete. Intended for 1-K.Priester.06:27
  • 3rd and 10 at WST 32 23-G.Wicks to WST 41 for 9 yards (95-S.Talalemotu).06:22
  • 4th and 1 at WST 41 25-J.Morrow to WST 48 for 7 yards (30-J.Lutali).05:38
  • 1st and 10 at WST 48 4-L.Falk scrambles to PRST 48 for 4 yards.05:18
  • 2nd and 6 at PRST 48 Penalty on WST 61-C.Madison, False start, 5 yards, enforced at PRST 48. No Play.04:32
  • 2nd and 11 at WST 47 Team penalty on WST, Delay of game, 5 yards, enforced at WST 47. No Play.04:03
  • 2nd and 16 at WST 42 4-L.Falk complete to 85-J.Thompson. 85-J.Thompson to PRST 44 for 14 yards (30-J.Lutali).03:49
  • 3rd and 2 at PRST 44 4-L.Falk incomplete. Intended for 80-D.Williams.03:16
  • 4th and 2 at PRST 44 23-G.Wicks to PRST 40 for 4 yards (8-P.Onwuasor,31-A.Schlatter).03:11
  • 1st and 10 at PRST 40 Penalty on WST 58-R.Sorenson, False start, 5 yards, enforced at PRST 40. No Play.02:41
  • 1st and 15 at PRST 45 4-L.Falk to WST 45, FUMBLES (95-S.Talalemotu). 61-C.Madison to WST 35 for no gain.02:19
  • 2nd and 35 at WST 35 4-L.Falk complete to 1-K.Priester. 1-K.Priester runs ob at WST 41 for 6 yards.01:40
  • 3rd and 29 at WST 41 4-L.Falk complete to 80-D.Williams. 80-D.Williams to PRST 35 for 24 yards (39-B.Duronslet).01:00
  • 4th and 5 at PRST 35 4-L.Falk complete to 80-D.Williams. 80-D.Williams to PRST 3 for 32 yards (38-X.Coleman). Penalty on PRST 38-X.Coleman, Pass interference, declined.00:30
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • 1st and 3 at PRST 3 23-G.Wicks to PRST 4 for -1 yard (92-D.Fusi).15:00
  • 2nd and 4 at PRST 4 4-L.Falk incomplete. Intended for 80-D.Williams incomplete. Intended for 38-X.Coleman.14:30
  • 3rd and 4 at PRST 4 4-L.Falk incomplete. Intended for 80-D.Williams. Penalty on WST 80-D.Williams, Holding, declined.14:20
  • 4th and 4 at PRST 12 46-E.Powell 22 yards Field Goal is No Good. blocked by 23-A.Sibley. 12-W.Santiago to PRST 34 for no gain.14:09

Next week, they play Rutgers, the reigning Fulmer Cup champions. The Scarlet Knights that haven’t been arrested were able to handle their FCS opponent, Norfolk State, last week.

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