Game coverage from around SBN here
Time: 3:30 pm PST
The place: Husky Stadium
TV: FSN Northwest
The Line: Washington by 25
When the Cougs have the ball...
|Pos.||Name (# = Redshirt)||Pos.|
|X||Jeffrey Solomon (6-0, 195, #Jr.)||DE||Daniel Te'o-Nesheim|
|F||Gino Simone (5-11, 174, Fr.)||DT
|LT||Steven Ayers (6-4, 311, #So.)||DT
|LG||Zack Williams (6-4, 293, #Jr.)||DE
|C||Kenny Alfred (6-2, 300, #Sr.)||SLB||
|RT||Micah Hannam (6-4, 284, #Jr.)||WLB||
|TE||Skylar Stormo (6-5, 245, #Fr.)||CB||
|Z||Jared Karstetter (6-4, 203, So.)||SS
|QB||Kevin Lopina (6-3, 234, #Sr.)||FS
|RB||Dwight Tardy (5-11, 204, #Sr.)||CB||
When the Huskies have the ball...
||Pos.||Name (# = Redshirt)|
||DT||Bernard Wolfgramm (6-3, 291, #Jr.)|
||DT||Dan Spitz (6-6, 268, #Fr.)|
||RE||Travis Long (6-4, 247, Fr.)|
||SAM||Andy Mattingly (6-4, 255, Sr.)|
||MIKE||-Ellis (6-1, 233, #So.)|
||WILL||Hallston Higgins (5-11, 231, Jr.)|
||LCB||Aire Justin (5-9, 178, #Jr.)|
||SS||Xavier Hicks, Jr. (6-0, 211, #Sr.)|
||FS||Jay Matthews (6-1, 205, #Fr.)|
Keys to the Game:
1. Kevin Lopina. He needs to play his best game as a Coug. His best game by far. The Husky defense is vulnerable, and Wazzu will have to take advantage if they want to stay in this thing.
2. Turnovers. This team needs to create turnovers to compete, and score off those turnovers. The Cougs were able to keep it relatively close last week until the defense wore down. WSU will have the same problems again if they don't get themselves off the field with some big plays.
3. Line play. The Cougar offensive line will be without B.J. Guerra, who will miss the game due to a concussion. However, they are healthier than they have been in most games this year. WSU will not have a chance if they are dominated on the line on either side of the ball. As it is in every game, this is crucial.
The Cougs will be going for the first ever WSU three-peat in the Apple Cup today. They are also going for five out of six. We would love it if you would win guys, to help give us something to smile about from this mess of a season.