How nice was it to see the Cougs finally break through and get the Pac-10 win they had gone without since 2008?
WSU found the holes in Oregon State's defense (there were a lot of them), and the running game was phenomenal with 221 yards and three touchdowns. Also, the defense had several great stops and kept Beavers star Jacquizz Rodgers under 100 yards rushing. In Saturday's Herald, we ran a story that said Oregon State was 1-3 when Rodgers had fewer than 100 yards rushing. Now, make that 1-4.
There were some glimpses of the Cougs we've gotten so used to seeing (two lost fumbles and a couple balls that were almost lost), but overall, a huge boost of momentum for WSU entering the Apple Cup.
The conference rewarded WSU quarterback Jeff Tuel with the Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance Saturday — 10-of-15 passing for 157 yards and one touchdown, plus 79 yards rushing. Read the news release here.