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Battle of the Palouse - Quarterbacks

First-half version ...

Alex Brink showed his performance at Auburn was an abberation. He hit 10 of his 12 passes for 192 yards, though some 65 of them can be attributed to Jason Hill's legs. Speaking of legs, Brink, taking up the slack with DeMaundray Woolridge sitting out, led the Cougars 46 yards on five rushing attempts. They had 70 yards total.

Steven Wichman threw the ball just as well as his Coug counterpart, but the Idaho QB got NO help from his receivers. Of his 12 incompletions in the half, at least six were out-and-out drops. He finished 7 of 19 for 105 yards, 35 of them on one play - a diving catch by Marlon Haynes.

But even that play was iffy, as Haynes didn't even start sprinting until the ball was in the air. Otherwise, the pass was perfect, he would have caught it in stride and the Vandals would have a touchdown.

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