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Breaking Down The Washington State Cougars

Despite the building excitement here in Tempe over tonight's season-opening doubleheader for both the Men's and Women's basketball programs, we still have some football left to play.

Without further ado, I present to you the enemy: (1-9) Washington State Cougars.

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Continue reading to get all the important stats.


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Kevin Lopina 6 83.1 57 102 55.9 569 94.8 10.0 0 10 41 41 6.8 1.0 3 - -
Gary Rogers 4 91.4 34 68 50.0 352 88.0 10.4 2 4 18 26 6.5 1.4 1 - -
J.T. Levenseller 2 59.6 4 9 44.4 40 20.0 10.0 0 1 3 -18 -9.0 -6.0 0 - -
Marshall Lobbestael 5 103.1 53 103 51.5 571 114.2 10.8 4 4 24 -99 -19.8 -4.1 0 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Dwight Tardy 8 91 326 40.8 3.6 2 9 63 7.9 7.0 0
Logwone Mitz 9 70 319 35.4 4.6 2 3 8 0.9 2.7 0
Chantz Staden 9 50 137 15.2 2.7 2 6 41 4.6 6.8 0
Christopher Ivory 5 28 136 27.2 4.9 1 2 1 0.2 0.5 0
Marcus Richmond 2 11 50 25.0 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Lopina 6 41 41 6.8 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Gary Rogers 4 18 26 6.5 1.4 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jeshua Anderson 9 4 17 1.9 4.3 0 26 259 28.8 10.0 2
Brandon Gibson 10 7 6 0.6 0.9 0 48 587 58.7 12.2 2
Daniel Wagner 1 1 -2 -2.0 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.T. Levenseller 2 3 -18 -9.0 -6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marshall Lobbestael 5 24 -99 -19.8 -4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Dwight Tardy 8 9 63 7.9 7.0 0
Logwone Mitz 9 3 8 0.9 2.7 0
Chantz Staden 9 6 41 4.6 6.8 0
Christopher Ivory 5 2 1 0.2 0.5 0
Jeshua Anderson 9 26 259 28.8 10.0 2
Brandon Gibson 10 48 587 58.7 12.2 2
Devin Frischknecht 6 14 188 31.3 13.4 1
Ben Woodard 7 14 180 25.7 12.9 0
Daniel Blackledge 4 9 70 17.5 7.8 0
Kevin Norrell 4 5 53 13.2 10.6 0
Tony Thompson 3 4 30 10.0 7.5 0
Michael Willis 4 4 28 7.0 7.0 1
Jared Karstetter 2 2 21 10.5 10.5 0
Benny Ward 2 2 3 1.5 1.5 0

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Wade Penner 2 - - - - - 0 0 nan% 5 6 83.3% 5
Nico Grasu 1 - - - - - 2 2 100.0% 6 6 100.0% 12
Nico Grasu 6 - - - - - 3 6 50.0% 5 6 83.3% 14

Looking at the stats, it is pretty clear that we are facing a truly horrible team. Their best receiver is Brandon Gibson, who has 48 catches for 587 yards.

Washington State's unsettling quarterback situation is currently led by Kevin Lopina, who has a startling 0/10 TD/INT ratio. If that was Rudy Carpenter, his pink shirt would be burned in effigy in front of Old Main.

In last week's loss to Arizona, Lopina was 8/15 with 94 yards and 2 interceptions. Apparently, he fractured his spine on September 20th, and is playing hurt. His backup, freshman J.T. Levenseller, was 2/5 with an interception.

On the other side of the ball, things are looking equally grim. Check out this quote:

The Cougars unveiled a new 3-4 defensive scheme that featured Matt Mullennix and Fevaea'i Ahum at the defensive ends, and Turpin, who got his first start, at nose tackle. The trio accounted for 12 tackles and one sack.

"We got to a point where we're so thin where we can't even line up four players that have a legitimate amount of experience at all on the defensive line," Wulff said. "So if you go to a three-down-line look, it at least helps us there and gives us at least an extra backup that we wouldn't have in a four-down-line look."

Now, lets take a quick look at Washington State's 2008 schedule. Legitimately, they could end up winning 3 games this season, with a game in Pullman against an equally horrible Washington team, and a road matchup against a Hawaii squad that has nothing on last year's "Colt Brennan Experience."


Football Schedule

Oklahoma St. Sat 08/30 L 13 - 39
California Sat 09/06 L 3 - 66
@ Baylor Fri 09/12 L 17 - 45
Portland St. Sat 09/20 W 48 - 9
Oregon Sat 09/27 L 14 - 63
@ UCLA Sat 10/04 L 3 - 28
@ Oregon St. Sat 10/11 L 13 - 66
USC Sat 10/18 L 0 - 69
@ Stanford Sat 11/01 L 0 - 58
Arizona Sat 11/08 L 28 - 59
@ Arizona St. Sat 11/15 3:30 PM MST
Washington Sat 11/22 1:00 PM MST
@ Hawaii Sat 11/29 9:05 PM MST

In the end, ASU looks poised to win their fourth game of the season in a satisfying fashion on homecoming weekend here in Tempe.

Check back later for more Men's basketball coverage.