Grading the cougars: D+
Passing offense: A-
The best performance since Alex Brink was setting Cougar records.
Rushing offense: D
Only a long run by freshman Carl Winston keeps this from being worse.
Passing defense: D
Kevin Riley has struggled against good defenses. He didn’t Saturday.
Rushing defense: F
Jahvid Best is one of the nation’s best, but WSU often overpursued and missed tackles.
Special teams: D
The big kickoff to open the game hurt and the long punt return was a killer.
The offense took huge strides forward, but the defense did the opposite.