"He's been doing okay for a guy learning the snap count and a few plays. He's done a good job," said Wulff.
RB Dwight Tardy (knee) will return to the lineup for the first time since the UCLA game.
"He's better, he's not 100 percent," said Wulff.
The Cougs also may not line up in their base offense (or defense) to open the game so whether he starts or not is unknown but Tardy, Chantz Staden and Logwone Mitz are all expected to see action.
Chris Ivory (hamstring) will not play and will miss his fourth straight game with the injury. Wulff said Ivory has been battling the hamstring injury all season.
"Both those guys have practice well, done well, had a good week of practice, earned the right...any time you can take young players on the road and give them just a flavor of how you're supposed to handle it and what it's all about, a road trip, when it is their time to actually play it's not going to be so new to them," said Wulff.
"Mike's got I think just a couple classes and he'll have his degree in December," said Wulff.
The other four starting spots up front on the offensive line look to be LG Andrew Roxas, C Kenny Alfred, RG Brian Danaher or B.J. Guerra and RT Micah Hannam.
Facing the No. 2 rushing attack in the Pac-10 in Stanford, Wulff said the Cougar defense will need get a body on a body and that arm tackles for other teams this season have spelled trouble against guys like 230-pound Toby Gerhart.
"Those d-tackles are going to have to step up and play a really solid ball game," said Wulff. "...I think there's definitely a freshness (overall) now compared to what it was for Oregon State and even SC, a physical piece and obviously a mental piece, and probably more mental than physical..but Stanford will be as well, they're also coming off a bye week."
The coaching staff thought outside linebacker could fit his capabilities best in spring ball but with Xavier Hicks to miss the first three games and other depth issues at safety, Beck started in the secondary in the early part of the season before moving into the box.
Beck is not a hulking 'backer, he checks in at 5-11, 202 pounds. But what he brings to the table, and it's something WSU needs across the board, is speed.
"He has a bright future in front of him," said Wulff.