What are the most notable changes you've seen with WSU between last year and this year? How have they improved? Where have they struggled?
They actually look like they can at least try and run the ball when they need to as to keep defenses from simply keying in on the passing game. On defense, they had a better front seven than most people realized, but I think they have stepped up even higher this year and it has allowed the back four to be more opportunistic and jump balls. I think those changes have served as improvements but I think their biggest struggle right now is going to be at quarterback. Connor Halliday continues to regularly throw head scratching interceptions, and it will continue to cost them games, like it did against Auburn, unless he can clean it up.
Describe the formula that will power WSU to victory over Stanford.
The Cougars sell out to the run and force the Cardinal to try and beat them with their limited skill position players and force the Cardinal into field goals and instead of touchdowns, holding them to less than 20 points. On offense, they don't get greedy, move the ball down the field with short passes and get the ball into the end zone a few times. They will also force a turnover or two that either directly results in points or a short field that makes the difference.