Washington State Depending On OffenseWashington State rode the arm of quarterback Connor Halliday to its first bowl game in a decade last year, and Cougar fans can expect more of the same this season. Halliday, a senior, led the nation's fourth-best pass attack last season. He set school single-season records with 714 pass attempts, 449 completions, and 4,597 passing yards. He tied the school record with 34 touchdown passes. The Cougars went 6-6 in the regular season and earned a trip to the New Mexico Bowl. They gave up a late lead to Colorado State in the bowl game to finish 6-7 in coach Mike Leach's second season at the helm. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – August 12, 2014
Petersen Era Set To Begin At WashingtonChris Petersen was finally persuaded by his gut. For years, Petersen was perfectly content. Yet something about Washington - the facilities, the setting, the conference, the history - all combined to finally give Petersen the feeling he needed to make a move. So gone was the comfort of being at Boise State. And accepted was the task of accelerating Washington's rise. Steve Sarkisian rebuilt the foundation of the Huskies program, inheriting a winless team and returning it to respectability. Washington won nine games last season for the first time since 2000, but remained stuck behind Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Petersen's job is figuring out a way to leap over the Cardinal and Ducks. SEATTLE (AP) – August 12, 2014
Mannion Gives It Another Shot With Oregon StateMike Riley, the dean of the Pac-12's coaches embarking on his 14th season at Oregon State, is always unapologetically optimistic each season. This season is no different - but a big reason behind his hope is returning quarterback Sean Mannion, who decided to stick with the Beavers for a final season. Mannion embodies Riley's pro-style offense. The 6-foot-5 senior set a Pac-12 season record last year for yards passing with 4,662 and threw an Oregon State-record 37 touchdown passes, third-most for a single season in conference history. The fifth-year senior has collected 10,436 career yards passing and could break Matt Barkley's record of 12,274 before the end of the season. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – August 12, 2014
Mariners Over White Sox 4-2
Austin Jackson, acquired in a trade with the Detroit Tigers before the deadline, matched a career-high with four RBIs to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Logan Morrison began a two-out rally for the Mariners in the second inning off Chicago's John Danks (9-8) with a hard line drive single off the wall in right field.