CONNOR HALLIDAY drew considerable praise for his gutsy play Saturday, but the full extent of…
Lobster to carry Cougar flag vs. UW
Lobbestael has completed 179-299 passes with 16 TDs against seven interceptions this season. He has thrown for 2,240 yards this season.
Although throwing for video game like numbers his first two weeks against Idaho State and UNLV, his best game was perhaps Colorado, when he engineered a comeback from 10 points down with less than five minutes to play, rifling a strike to Isiah Barton and then hitting Marquess Wilson on a deep ball to put the Cougs in front for good.
Against OSU this week, Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian had said his main concern was allowing the OSU quarterback to get in a rhythm and that sending plenty of pressure would be a UW theme. The UW defense however didn't get there much of the time, logging only one sack and allowing OSU to throw for 339 yards passing in a 38-21 Husky loss.
WSU will need a similar protection performance down two quarterbacks. Backing up Lobbestael is expected to be former walk-on David Gilbertson. Scholarship freshman Cody Clements is redshirting this season and is not expected to be available. Beyond Gilbertson, the Cougs have another walk-on, Jesse Brown and punter Dan Wagner, who could also play QB in an emergency, as he did in both 2008 and 2009.
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