Fresh off their 30-6 season opening loss to BYU, the Washington State Cougars will attempt to even their record Saturday when they host the Eastern Washington Eagles.
The game will be the first home game of Mike Leach's WSU career and will also be the first game played in the newly remodeled Martin Stadium. Martin Stadium now features a new press box and luxury seating, a project which began in November and was completed just in time for the home opener.
If the Cougars are going to get a win against the Eagles, they are likely going to need better offensive production than what they got against BYU. WSU failed to score a touchdown against BYU and gained just 224 total yards, including negative five rushing yards.
Eastern Washington enters the game 1-0 after beating Idaho 20-3 in their season opener. The Eagles featured a well balanced attack against the Vandals, passing for 260 yards and rushing for another 152 yards. Junior receiver Brandon Kaufman caught five passes for 148 yards against Idaho and will provide a challenge for the WSU secondary.
Game Time: 12 p.m. PT
Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Television: Pac-12 Network
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