Cougs Beat Colorado, 56-14

PULLMAN, WA – The Washington State University Cougars (5-6) beat the Colorado Buffaloes (4-7) by a score of 56-14. The Cougs travel to Seattle next weekend for the Apple Cup against the University of Washington Huskies. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.






•     WSU’s 42 first-half points are the second-most this season (43, Northern Colorado) and most in a half against a Pac-12 Conference opponent since 42 at Stanford last season

•     WSU’s five sacks were a season-high, the nine tackles-for-loss matched a season-high (at UCLA)

•     WSU scored a touchdown on offense, defense and special teams in a quarter (1st) for the first time since 2003 (Oregon)

•     WSU’s 127 rush yards are the second-most this season (229, Northern Colorado), matched a season-high with three rushing touchdowns (at Colorado State, Northern Colorado)

•     WSU has won the last four meetings against Colorado, the longest streak by either team during the series


•     Rod Tialavea made his first career start, started at LG

•     Cameron Ward threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns, pushing his WSU career total to 45, one behind Drew Bledsoe for eighth in WSU history

•     Ward rushed for two touchdowns, owns eight rushing touchdowns this season, 13 as a Coug

•     Ward recorded his 11th game as a Coug with one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown

•     Lincoln Victor scored his first career rushing touchdown

•     Victor caught five passes for 49 yards, pushing season reception total to 78, tied for eighth-most in WSU single-season history

•     Josh Kelley had six catches for 130 yards, his 6th career 100-yard game and third this season (Oregon State, Cal)

•     Carlos Hernandez caught two passes for a season-high 77 yards

•     Ron Stone Jr. recorded his second career two-sack game (Wisconsin), made a career-high nine tackles, matched career-high with three tackles-for-loss (at Utah, 2021)

•     Stone Jr. played in his 55th career game, third-most all time (56, Justus Rogers, Jahad Woods)

•     Brennan Jackson scored his second and third career touchdowns (Wisconsin), the first Cougar to record two fumble recoveries for touchdowns in a game in program history (Research thru 1883)

•     Jackson recorded 1.5 tackles-for-loss, pushing his career total to 33.5, passing Will Derting for 10th in WSU history

•     Jackson recorded a half-sack, pushing career total to 19, tying Scott Pelluer for eighth-most in WSU history

•     Leyton Smithson’s 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first kickoff return for a touchdown for WSU since 2018 (Travell Harris, Eastern Washington, 100)