Over the last several weeks, the Monday morning HCA has been filled with polls and nominations. Now, all the voting has paid off and we have decided on the WSU Time Machine Team.
Before we get to the starting 24, let’s go over the rules one final time so the team has context. This team isn’t picking the best careers in WSU history. It is picking the best single seasons in WSU history.
Let’s start with the offense.
WSU Time Machine Team Offense
QB - 1997 Ryan Leaf
RB - 2005 Jerome Harrison
OL - 1997 Offensive Line
WR - 2005 Jason Hill, 2015 Gabe Marks, 1960 Hugh Campbell
TE - 2007 Jed Collins
That offense would put up points.
1997 Ryan Leaf threw for 4,000 yards and 34 touchdowns while averaging 9.7 yards per attempt. He would have no shortage of targets to fire the ball to with 2005 Jason Hill (1,097 yards, 14 TDs), 1960 Hugh Campbell (881 yards and 10 TDs) and 2015 Gabe Marks (1,192, 15 TDs) were all record setters during their time at WSU. 2007 Jed Collins is no slouch as a receiver either.
If WSU ever opted to run the ball, 2005 Jerome Harrison and his 1,900 rushing yards are ready to take the ball.
That offense might threaten Florida State’s record of 723 points scored in a single-season.
Now onto the defense.
WSU Time Machine Team Defense
DE - 1994 DeWayne Patterson, 2003 D.D Acholonu
DT - 2002 Rien Long, 2017 Hercules Mata’afa
MLB - 1994 Mark Fields
OLB - 2001 Raonall Smith 2002 Will Derting
CB - 2002 Marcus Trufant, 1994 Torey Hunter
S - 2013 Deone Bucannon, 2001 Lamont Thompson
That defense line would torment quarterbacks. The linebackers would be all over the field. The secondary has lockdown corners, one of the best coverage safeties and Pac-12 history and one of 2013 Deone Bucannon roaming around punishing anyone who dares try to touch a football.
That defense will do.
And finally the special teams
WSU Time Machine Special Teams
K - 1991 Jason Hanson
P - 2003 Kyle Basler
We technically never voted for the special teamers, but the comment section was clear. That of course, leaves out Reid Forrest, but he makes the team as the CougCenter MVP for getting us through the Wulff Era.
Thank you for nominating, voting and helping us decide the WSU Time Machine Team. Now, onto the real games.
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