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WSU-SDSU statistics

For 09-18-2011


Momentum shift hurt Cougars in first loss

SAN DIEGO – There is little that changes momentum in a football game like a blocked punt. Or trying to get one and failing.


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the WSU Game

What went right The passing connection of Marshall Lobbestael to Marquess Wilson. They teamed on an 80-yard bomb to open the game, then opened the second half with a 78-yard …


Mistakes cost Cougars in second half

SAN DIEGO – The ebb and flow of a college football game is often rooted in turnovers and their cousins, misplays and missed opportunities. Washington State’s 42-24 loss to San …


How they scored: WSU, SDSU

First quarter WSU 7, SDSU 0


Kick coverage concerns Cougars

PULLMAN – It’s hard to find failings in a 59-7 victory. But following Washington State’s win over UNLV last Saturday, Cougars coach Paul Wulff was able to pinpoint one. And …


No. 1 offense in nation helps Cougs start 2-0

PULLMAN – Heady territory, this 2-0 stuff. But the 59-7 whipping Washington State put on UNLV on Saturday at Martin Stadium was not the only win in coach Paul Wulff’s …


Cougars step up, including Mizell

PULLMAN – C.J. Mizell came out of the Martin Stadium tunnel earlier than usual before kickoff Saturday. For the first time, the sophomore from Tallahassee, Fla., was a team captain, …


Cougars take it to UNLV in another high-scoring game

PULLMAN – It became official with 32 seconds remaining in the first half. This isn’t your older brother’s Washington State football team – you know, the guy who graduated last …


Blanchette: WSU’s progress breeds excitement, confidence

PULLMAN – To borrow shamelessly from YouTube’s Greatest Coaching Rants, they are who we thought they were. Oh, not Washington State. The Cougars’ first two opponents.


Statistics: WSU vs. UNLV

For 09-11-2011


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game

What went right Once again, almost everything. And unlike last week, Washington State got out of the game with no major injuries. The offense, led by an efficient, close-to-dominating offensive …


Fifth-year senior QB’s only concern is WSU winning

PULLMAN – Marshall Lobbestael has been in this position before. But not really. This week, the 22-year-old right-hander with the tightly cropped red hair will start at quarterback for Washington …


This week’s Pac-12 picks

When the talking head on CNBC starts spouting off about “reverting to the mean,” just think of my picks last week, compare them to my 2010 results and you’ll understand …


A different Lobbestael has been here before

Marshall Lobbestael has been in this position before. But not really. This week, the 22-year-old right-hander with the tightly cropped red hair will start at quarterback for Washington State.


Cougars, 1-0 for first time since ’05, prepare for UNLV

PULLMAN – For the first time in six years, Washington State will take a 1-0 record into the football season’s second game. The Cougars will also not take their usual …


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game

What went right Almost everything. The offense was efficient, scoring on its first four possessions and six of seven in the first half. It ran up 590 yards of total …


WSU notebook: Sacks galore and a pick for a score for Cougars

PULLMAN – Alex Hoffman-Ellis is not a running back. But sometimes Washington State’s senior linebacker plays one at Martin Stadium. Two years ago against SMU he returned an interception 52 …


How they scored: WSU and Idaho State

First quarter WSU 7, ISU 0


Statistics: WSU and Idaho State

For 09-04-2011


Cougs rip Idaho State but lose Tuel to fractured clavicle

PULLMAN – Rarely has a 64-21 season-opening rout seemed like such a downer. It wasn’t because of the way Washington State played in demolishing Idaho State before 22,034 on a …


Blanchette: Cougars’ surprise party would include bowl bid

This is probably hair-splitting of Miami-cheating proportions, but it’s time for federal regulation of the surprise team industry. “Biff, who’s your surprise team in college football this year?”


At last, these WSU redshirts will be back in the game

PULLMAN – For three Washington State football players, the wait for Saturday’s 2011 season opener has been interminable. Rickey Galvin, Toni Pole and Kristoff Williams were supposed to make their …


Analysis: Cougars to watch as season approaches

PULLMAN – When coach Paul Wulff called his team together to end practice at around 11:30 Saturday morning, it marked the finish of Washington State’s 2011 preseason football camp. Next …


Cougars approach decision time on freshmen

PULLMAN – It seems simple enough. A freshman joins a college football team. Either he’s physically ready to play, so he does. Or he’s not ready, so he redshirts, sitting …


WSU’s special teams start from scratch

This is the last of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2011 football team. Today: Special teams. PULLMAN – There is no debate.


WSU linebackers have everything but experience

This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2011 football team. Today: Linebackers. Friday: Defensive backs. PULLMAN – One thing can be said about Washington State’s …


Offense dominates Cougars’ second scrimmage

PULLMAN – For the second time in the preseason, Washington State held a live scrimmage, this one Wednesday before a smattering of fans at Martin Stadium. And for the second …


Cougars developing quality depth at receiver

This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2011 football team. Today: Receivers. Tuesday: Running backs and tight ends. PULLMAN – Mike Levenseller has said it …


Coaches challenge WSU linebacker Mizell to put in more effort

PULLMAN – C.J. Mizell stood at a fork in the road. The choice was his to make, but the road map had been drawn pretty clearly by Washington State coach …