There is a trend during spring football and fall camp for the attention to focus on new players. Like prospects and draft picks are all the rage in MLB and the NFL, incoming freshman garner more than their fare share of attention. The same can be said for redshirt freshman. They are new and full of potential.
The thing is, though, they very rarely make a huge difference right away. There are certainly exceptions to the rule, but few WSU freshman have lit up the Pac-12. Which leads to today's trivia ...
Q1: Who holds the WSU single-season freshman record for passing yards?
Q2: Who holds the WSU single-season freshman record for total tackles?
Q3: Who holds the WSU single-season freshman record for made field goals?
Spring game gave 3 Cougars chance to emerge - Spokesman.com - April 27, 2014
While it is fun to imagine the previously unheralded players who excelled during Washington State’s Crimson and Gray game on Saturday finding similar success in the fall, a dose of skepticism is healthy when assessing spring game performances.
Cougars Suffer Doubleheader Sweep - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Four Washington pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout and the Huskies beat Washington State 2-0 in the nightcap of a doubleheader, Sunday.