Jake Dickert and the 21st-ranked Washington State Cougars (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) took down the 14th-ranked Oregon State Beavers (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) Saturday night for their second top-25 win in three weeks. Led by another incredible passing display from quarterback Cameron Ward, the Cougars looked like a legitimate threat in the Pac-12.

After the game, Dickert took aim at ESPN and College GameDay analyst Lee Corso over comments made during the morning pregame show. The crew gave their picks in the game, but before Corso provided his winner, he called the game the “No One Wants Us Bowl.”

Dickert heard that. And he wasn’t happy about it.

“I don’t really understand that,” Dickert said. “The facts say people watch the Cougs. And people watch the Cougs more than every team that’s left over in the Big 12. Coach Corso, he’s at the point now where they give him the sheet, he reads off of it, and they try to make a joke, but it didn’t even make sense.

“It’s well-documented what ESPN has done to try to get our league to where it’s at. I would love to have a conversation with Coach Corso about the value that he sees in breaking up the premier West Coast conference. I would love to have a conversation with Coach Corso about how he thinks student-athletes and mental health and flying them all over the country is a positive thing. I’m open to those conversations because I’m fact-based on everything we do.

“I’ll say it again: We belong.”

Dickert was outspoken about realignment all offseason, saying in fall camp that TV money has destroyed college football.

After the Cougars beat then-No. 19 Wisconsin at home in Week 2, Dickert stepped in front of ESPN’s cameras and said, “We belong in the Power Five.”