Fast Reaction: Washington State Beats Utah to Become Bowl Eligible for the First Time Since 2006.

My quick, and nonsensical, reaction to WSU becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2006.

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The Washington State Cougars beat the Utah Utes on Saturday, Nov. 23rd; this win makes the Cougs bowl eligible for the first time since 2006. Another great thing about this win is that it avenged the 2011 loss in Martin Stadium.

This game was huge for the team, the fans, the program, and the school. WSU has been a laughing stock nationally since 2009 — thanks for being that title in ’08 UW! — and has watched its football program struggle to overcome the slow collapse that started around 2006.

Is the program completely out of that hole? Not even close.

Is the program getting closer? Hell yes.

As I sat in the control van, for Martin Stadium’s giant video board, I broke down in tears as I hit the “COUGS WIN!!” graphic while Halliday was taking the final knee to secure the victory. The last time this program was…

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