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WSU wins Battle of the Palouse

Cougars survive competitive Vandals effort to win season opener

Coming into Saturday at Gesa Field in Pullman, The most optimistic Vandal fans or pessimistic Cougar fans couldn’t have predicted the game that would ensue.

Washington State ended up winning the game 24-17. But the game being competitive was the story of the night for many fans. Despite the result, Cougars’ head coach Jake Dickert was adamant that his team is not hitting the panic button after the near-loss.

“There’s positives,” Dickert said. “I’m not freaking out, no one’s freaking out. This team will come prepared and ready to work because there’s a lot of things to learn from this film.”



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