3 Names to know
GREG SALAS HAWAII SLOT RECEIVER
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from Chino, Calif., was the Western Athletic Conference’s offensive player of the week after tying a career high in catches (seven) and setting another in yards (180) during the win over Central Arkansas. He burned the Cougars for seven catches for 131 yards and a touchdown last year, part of his yearly total of 57 catches.
MYRON BECK WSU LINEBACKER
Beck didn’t start against Stanford and only made one tackle. But the 6-0, 209-pound former safety – he started the first three games there last season – may hold the key for the Cougars’ defense. Beck should see plenty of action as a hybrid linebacker/safety, called upon to help in pass coverage and run support. The Cougars didn’t have him against Hawaii last year and he missed most of the off-season recovering from back surgery. But he’s run well the past two weeks and the former Ingraham High (Seattle) star is ready to play.
R.J. KIESEL-KAUHANE HAWAII LINEBACKER
The 5-11, 225-pound senior started his season with some big hits, posting a career-high 10 tackles in last week’s win. Because of an injury to a teammate, Kiesel-Kauhane, a team captain, moves this week from weak-side linebacker to the middle.