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...
|WSU|| UW |
|Pos.||Name (# = Redshirt)||Pos.|
|X||Jeffrey Solomon (6-0, 195, #Jr.)||DE||Daniel Te'o-Nesheim|
|F||Gino Simone (5-11, 174, Fr.)||DT ||Alameda Ta'amu |
|LT||Steven Ayers (6-4, 311, #So.)||DT ||De'shon Matthews |
|LG||Zack Williams (6-4, 293, #Jr.)||DE ||Darion Jones |
|C||Kenny Alfred (6-2, 300, #Sr.)||SLB|| Mason Foster |
|RG||MLB|| Donald Butler |
|RT||Micah Hannam (6-4, 284, #Jr.)||WLB|| Cort Dennison |
|TE||Skylar Stormo (6-5, 245, #Fr.)||CB|| Adam Long |
|Z||Jared Karstetter (6-4, 203, So.)||SS ||Nate Williams |
|QB||Kevin Lopina (6-3, 234, #Sr.)||FS ||Nathan Fellner |
|RB||Dwight Tardy (5-11, 204, #Sr.)||CB|| Desmond Trufant |
When the Huskies have the ball...
|Pos.||Name||Pos.||Name (# = Redshirt)|
|WR || Devin Aguilar ||LE|| |
|TE|| Kavario Middleton ||DT||Bernard Wolfgramm (6-3, 291, #Jr.)|
|LT|| Drew Schaefer ||DT||Dan Spitz (6-6, 268, #Fr.)|
|LG ||Nick Wood ||RE||Travis Long (6-4, 247, Fr.)|
|C|| Ryan Tolar ||SAM||Andy Mattingly (6-4, 255, Sr.)|
|RG || Senio Kelemete ||MIKE||-Ellis (6-1, 233, #So.)|
|RT|| Cody Habben ||WILL||Hallston Higgins (5-11, 231, Jr.)|
|QB || Jake Locker ||LCB||Aire Justin (5-9, 178, #Jr.)|
|FB || Paul Homer ||SS||Xavier Hicks, Jr. (6-0, 211, #Sr.)|
|TB || Chris Polk ||FS||Jay Matthews (6-1, 205, #Fr.)|
|WR ||Jermaine Kearse||RCB|
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.