The battle for the starting quarterback position at Washington State has been apparently cut down to two. For the second straight day Anthony Gordon and Gage Gubrud have been the two guys taking snaps during 1-on-1 battles and team periods.
Mike Leach said that he wanted to cut the battle down to two sooner than he did last year and also said that it would be ideal to name a starting quarterback two weeks before the season opener - which is Saturday. All throughout their time in Lewiston, Trey Tinsley was the third man in the rotation and that ended Tuesday.
Neither quarterback had a stand out performance today as Gordon went 9 for 13 and threw a touchdown. He had plenty of touch during his period when he threw a ball to Easop Winston Jr. on the sideline that was just over the top of the cornerback and only where he could get it. He would complete three of his last six passes.
Gubrud went 7 of 13 and a touchdown. One thing about Gubrud’s day is that two of his passes were dropped as one went off Winston’s hip and another bounced off running back Jouvensly Bazile’s hip. He had a few explosive plays when he hit Brandon Arconado over the top of safety Daniel Isom that would have been good for 50-plus yards. His lone touchdown came on a deep pass to Renard Bell down the sideline for 40-plus yards. His last four passes went incomplete.
Outside of the quarterback battle Max Borghi had a great day running the ball when he found a hole in the middle of the line and found a fifth gear to burn by the defense on his way to a 65-70 yard touchdown. During the team period he took the first run 20 yards and was stopped by the secondary. And on the very next play he got the rock and rushed for another 10 yards.
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