jtv: Washington State vs Arizona

18 10 2010

Game Recap: Watch WSU vs. UA in 10 minutes

Here are all the highlights from the Arizona-Washington State football game from over the weekend.
— A monster hit by WSU’s Myron Beck on UA’s Nic Grisby
— Senior QB Nick Foles’ injury
— Sophomore QB Jeff Tuel continues to impress (while running for his life)
— Freshman S Deone Bucannon’s breakout performance (career-high 16 tackles)
— Freshman S Casey Locker picks off his first career pass
— Senior DE Ricky Elmore records 2.5 sacks (Beck, Tyree Toomer and Travis Long racked up 2.0 each for WSU as well.)
— Freshman CB Shaquille Richardson picks off Jeff Tuel twice off tipped passes

Nick Foles – Individual Highlights and “The Injury”

Arizona quarterback Nick Foles was rolled up on during Saturday’s contest against Washington State, knocking him out of the game in the second quarter.
According to ESPN.com, he’s expected to miss two-to-three weeks with a dislocated kneecap.
Here is a look at what Foles did against the Cougars, including the play he was injured on (although hard to see).

Foles’ stats vs WSU: 6-7, 71 yds, 0 td, 0 int
* The senior entered the contest second in the Pac-10 with 1,517 passing yards on the season.

Jeff Tuel – Postgame Interview

Washington State sophomore quarterback Jeff Tuel continued to progress as a young signal-caller against Arizona.  Under duress the entire game, Tuel accumulated over 300 yards of net offense, and threw for 200 or more yards .
(NOTE: WSU has only 7 200+ yard performances in the previous two season combine.)

Tuel’s stats against UA: 18-32, 257 yds, td, 2 int
* Tuel ranks second in the Pac-10 with 1,735 passing yards this season.  His 237 attempts are 18 more than the next closest person.


New Season, Same Story: Cougs Get Crushed

5 09 2010

Game Stats

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) –Kendall Hunter rushed for 257 yards and four touchdowns out of Oklahoma State’s new-look offense and the Cowboys beat Washington State 65-17 on Saturday night.

Oklahoma State (1-0) hired offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen away from Houston during the off-season and Hunter thrived in Holgorsen’s system, scoring on runs of 3, 9, 2 and 39 yards.

Brandon Weeden threw three touchdown passes for the Cowboys, all to Justin Blackmon and Blackmon also scored on a 7-yard blocked punt return. The Cowboys have won 15 straight home openers, the longest streak in school history.

Oklahoma State’s point total was its highest since a 66-24 win over Baylor on Nov. 11, 2006.

Jeff Tuel completed 14 of 29 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown for Washington State (0-1).

Washington State went 3-22 the past two seasons and things began badly for the Cougars on Saturday as James Montgomery – making a return from a career-threatening leg injury he suffered last season – fumbled on the game’s first play and Oklahoma State’s Ugo Chinasa recovered at the Cougars’ 20.

Two plays later, Hunter scored and Washington State never recovered.

In the first quarter, Hunter rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys jumped to a 17-0 lead.

A 56-yard field goal by Nico Grasu – the sixth-longest in Washington State history – and a 48-yard touchdown pass from Tuel to Marquess Wilson pulled the Cougars within 17-10. But Oklahoma State quickly answered, with Weeden hitting Blackmon for a 42-yard touchdown.

Hunter’s 66-yard run to the 1 set up a short scoring pass from Weeden to Blackmon and Hunter scored his third touchdown on the final play of the half to make it 38-10. He added a 39-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter before leaving the game after 21 carries. Blackmon scored his final touchdown on a 24-yard catch on Oklahoma State’s next series, making it 51-10 and giving the Cowboys touchdowns on five straight possessions.

Chantz Staden rushed for 40 yards, Montgomery added 32 yards on 10 carries and Wilson had four catches for 108 yards for Washington State.