PULLMAN – Gardner Minshew stretched his streak of 300-yard passing games to seven and was lauded for his four-touchdown performance in as 34-20 victory over No. 12 Oregon Saturday night at Martin Stadium.
For the second time in as many games, Minshew was named the Rose Bowl Game’s Pac-12 Player of the Week, and was one of eight quarterbacks nationally nominated as the Manning Award’s QB Star of the Week. Minshew was voted as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week for his performance in WSU’s 56-37 win over Oregon State two weeks ago in Corvallis.
The fifth-year senior graduate transfer completed 39-of-51 passes for 323 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday’s win over the Ducks, which catapulted WSU to No. 14 in the Associated Press and improved the Cougars to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Pac-12 Conference play.
Minshew led a late fourth-quarter touchdown drive that guaranteed WSU its 11th straight home win, completing four passes – including two to Travell Harris – before firing a 22-yard touchdown to Dezmon Patmon that made it 27-20.
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