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College Football Expert Picks: Wazzu Cougars Favored Over Eastern Washington

The Mike Leach era at Washington State did not get off to a good start last week. Fortunately for Leach, the coaching staff and the Cougars, they face an Eastern Washington team that enters as heavy underdogs on Saturday night. Most experts around the country feel Wazzu will pick up their first win of the season this weekend; here is a look at what a few of them had to say.

Here are Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell of ESPN's Pac-12 blog:

Kevin: Washington State 28, Eastern Washington 14. The Cougs let me down last week, but I'm cautiously picking them again this week. I think the offense gets going. The defense actually showed some life in the second half against BYU, giving hope that it will carry into this week.

Ted: Washington State 35, Eastern Washington 24. If I were picking an FCS team to play, the Eagles might be the last one I'd pick -- just ask Washington. There's a reason the Cougars have avoided their neighbors since 1908. Still, I suspect the Cougs' offense will get going this week.

Here is SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein with a few picks for this weekend's biggest matchups.

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