PULLMAN - Washington State has started 3-0 for the third straight season and come in at No. 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The Cougars moved up one spot after defeating Houston 31-24 Friday night. Anthony Gordon threw for 440 yards and three touchdowns for his third straight 400-plus yard game. Brandon Arconado had nine receptions for 115 yards and Max Borghi added 61 yards receiving and ran for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Gordon currently leads the nation with 1,324 passing yards and 12 passing touchdowns. He also ranks third in the country in completion percentage at 78.7 percent. Gordon was also named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, the conference announced Monday.
Washington State is set to host 0-3 UCLA on Saturday to open conference play. UCLA is coming off a 48-14 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.