PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State plays the first game of the Jake Dickert era when the Cougars host BYU on Saturday. Dickert is the defensive coordinator who was elevated to acting head coach after Nick Rolovich was fired for refusing to comply with the governor’s mandate that all state employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Washington State has won three straight Pac-12 games even amid the turmoil created by Rolovich’s situation. The game Saturday is the final nonconference contest of the regular season for Washington State, which has hopes of qualifying for a bowl game.

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