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WSU Football recap: A whelming win against San Jose State; Eastern looms on the horizon

Brent’s back to help recap another week of WSU football, this week against San Jose State, a game Brett was in attendance for.

We start the show with Brett recapping his weekend in Pullman, and giving some quick thoughts on what the game looked like in person. Your informative and handsome hosts have different perspectives on the severity of what seemed like a fairly ordinary effort for the Cougs against a bad team, but there was more to it than just the final score. The atmosphere was emotional early, and at times electric, before becoming a bit of a ghost town in the stands at the end of the game.

For as whelming as the offense was, the defense looked stellar, pitching a shutout, which is a tall task even against sub-par competition. The 124 yards allowed by WSU’s defense was the 4th lowest total yards allowed in school history.

Next, we talk about what we learned from this week focusing on Gardner Minshew’s surprising mobility, and the surprising depth the Cougs seem to have on defense.

We follow that up with a look around the Pac-12 to see how the Cougs stand against their fellow conference mates. It was a good week for Stanford and Arizona State, but Arizona may just want to give up on the season before they get embarrassed much more.

Brent tries to explain why the WSU defense, to this point, has maintained a high level of performance despite losing so many high-profile players and coaches. Claeys has a solid reputation as a defensive coordinator, but the immediate results are promising.

This week’s episode wraps with a look ahead to Eastern Washington, by far Washington State’s toughest opponent yet. Brent outlines a path to victory, and Brett shakes in his boots about the prospect of losing to an FCS school again. For the first time this season, your two heroic hosts disagree on the outcome of the game. Give us a listen to know who you should direct complaints to for being a negative nancy.