Cougars Prepare for Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State football coach Bill Doba says Saturday's game against number-seven Wisconsin will be a more traditional matchup for his team that last season.

Doba says no disrespect to the Badgers, but the high heat and humidity of Alabama last year and the speed of Auburn was hard on his Cougars, who lost 40-14.

Doba says he doesn't expect a lot of surprises from the Badgers, who were 12-1 last year.

Powerful running back P.J. Hill returns for the Badgers, along with several key members of a defense that ranked among the best in the country last year.

Tyler Donovan will begin the season as the starting quarterback.

Doba says Wisconsin's complicated offense poses problems for the Cougars, and to counter, he'll try to keep things simple.

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