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WSU vs. Stanford: Jeff Tuel Returns As Cougars Look To Slow Down Cardinal For Homecoming

The Washington State Cougars return home for the first time in over a month to host the Stanford Cardinal at Martin Stadium for their annual homecoming game. For more on WSU football, head over to Coug Center.

Fans and Alumni of the Washington State Cougars always look forward to their annual homecoming game, though this year they've drawn themselves quite the difficult opponent as the Stanford Cardinal head to Martin Stadium this Saturday for a Pac-12 showdown. 

The Cougars (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) return to Pullman for the first time in over a month, and are coming off of tough loss down at UCLA by the score of 28-25. They will definitely have their hands more than full with Heisman hopefully Andrew Luck and the No. 7 Cardinal, coming in 5-0 and looking like the best team in the Pac-12 thus far, but don't count the Cougs out just yet. 

WSU will have an extra ace up their sleeve this weekend though as injured quarterback Jeff Tuel has been cleared to play according to head coach Paul Wulff after missing the majority of the season with a broken clavicle. Tuel met with the team's medical staff on Wednesday morning for an examination, eventually being fully cleared for practice and play the rest of the week. 

This will be the 62nd all-time matchup between these two teams, dating all the way back to 1936. WSU is behind in the series 35-25-1, though would love to add a W to their resume this homecoming weekend. Stanford has won the last three matchups, including a 38-28 meeting last year at Stanford, as well as holding the lead the series when played in Pullman 14-7.

For more on Washington State football, head over to Coug Center to get in on the action.