Every year, Bill Connelly and the folks at SB Nation use a wide variety of metrics to predict the performance of every college football team.
But, the statistics often tend to underestimate Washington State. Last year, Connelly predicted that the Cougars would win 6.2 games. WSU finished 8-5.
This year, he’s predicting a 6-6 finish even though the Cougars return Luke Falk and a plethora of experienced players on both sides of the ball. (Though, Connelly does add the caveat that “with only two games likely out of reach — USC, at Washington — a run toward nine or 10 wins isn’t out of the realm of possibility.”)