Monday morning trivia

WSU Athletic Communications

I hope you read your player bios during the last 60 years, because you're going to need some knowledge.

WSU got some indirect big news this weekend when Spokane quarterback Brett Rypien verbally committed to Boise State. Rypien is a highly-touted prospect and one of two 2015 quarterbacks the Cougars have offered thus far. With Rypien no longer in the fold, there is a very good chance either Tyler Bruggman or Peyton Bender follow Connor Halliday as WSU's next starting quarterback. (That was a good bet with or without Rypien, but stay with me here, I need a lead-in).

If that proves to be the case, the Cougars will have a quarterback from a state in which they've never had one before. According to my crack research, WSU has never had a quarterback from Arizona (Bruggman) or Florida (Bender) before the current duo. That is at least according to listed hometown in the WSU media guide.

With that in mind, let's test your Cougar quarterback hometown knowledge.

Since 1956, 48 players attempted at least 40 passes in a WSU uniform. While most are from Washington or California, nine states are represented as hometowns.

Q1: Name the nine states and the leading pass attempter (that's now a word) from each. For example I told you Washington is one, if you thought Marshall Lobbestael attempted more passes than any Cougar quarterback from Washington, you'd guess Washington - Marshall Lobbestael.

Q2: Who is the one WSU quarterback from Canada to attempt at least 40 passes since 1956?

Baseball:

Cougars Sweep Golden Bears - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Michael Monda’s infield single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Patrick McGrath and provided Washington State a 6-5 victory over California in Pac-12 Conference baseball, Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Cougars baseball completes sweep of California | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Michael Monda’s infield single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Patrick McGrath to give host Washington State a 6-5 baseball victory over California on Sunday.

Football:

Four-star legacy QB picks Boise State over Washington State | Boise State Football | Idahostatesman.com
Brett Rypien had perhaps the toughest decision of his life to make, but once he saw what Boise State was about, the choice was easy.

5 Questions with Marcellus Pippins - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 6, 2014

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