The Washington State Cougars will look to make it two wins in a row with a victory over the UNLV Rebels in a Friday night game in Las Vegas.
The Cougars are 1-1 on the season, after dropping a Week 1 game against BYU and eeking out a victory over Division 1-AA opponent Eastern Washington last Saturday. They're 8.5-point favorites over the 0-2 Rebels according to OddsShark.
Washington State will likely be without senior quarterback Jeff Tuel, who sat out most of practice this week with an injured right knee, according to CougCenter. Sophomore quarterback Connor Halliday is expected to start in Tuel's place. They'll also be without safety Deone Bucannon, who was suspended for the first half of Friday night's game by the Pac-12 after a late hit on Eastern Washington's Greg Herd in in the Cougars Week 2 contest.
Friday's game will be televised at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.