Washington State's narrow loss at Auburn has given the Cougars confidence they can win their Pac-12 conference opener on Saturday at No. 25 Southern California. Washington State produced 464 yards of offense in losing its season opener 31-24. Quarterback Connor Halliday was 35 of 65 for 344 yards and one touchdown , connecting with 10 different receivers.
But he threw three costly interceptions. Washington State also produced a 120 yards rushing after averaging only 29 yards per game last season. Center Elliott Bosch says the Cougars made plenty of first-game mistakes but looked a lot better than the team that stumbled to a 3-9 record last year.
September 4, 2013