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NOTEBOOK: Rankin rising, QB smiling

NOTEBOOK: Rankin rising, QB smiling

PULLMAN -- Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael had a smile on his face following the Cougs' 59-7 shellacking of UNLV, something offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy said doesn't come often from the fifth-year signal caller. But on Saturday, Lobbestael deserved to smile and smile wide. Heck, mayor Glenn Johnson should give him the key to the city.

Marshall Lobbestael's performance was one for the record books. The Oak Harbor native threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns, the first time a Cougar QB has thrown five TDs since 2007 when Alex Brink threw five against UW in a 42-35 win in the Apple Cup. "Marshall has an unbelievable work ethic and he's an extremely committed individual," Sturdy said. My challenge to him was for him not too...

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