WSU Vs. UNLV: Cougars Rack Up Over 650 Total Yards On Offense, Win 59-7

The Washington State Cougars depth chart revealed some significant changes, most notably that Jeff Tuel will not play at quarterback due to a broken clavicle; Marshall Lobbestael will start in his place.

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Washington State Leads Nation In Scoring Through Two Games

The Washington State Cougars have racked up huge totals during the early part of the 2011 season en route to blowout wins over Idaho State and UNLV. The Cougars, who won two games total last year, have posted an impressive nation-leading 61.5 points-per-game average through two games. Washington State also ranks fourth-most in the country in both yards per game (600) and total passing yards (772).

The team has quarterback Marshall Lobbestael to thank for that. Lobbestael, who is filling in for starter Jeff Tuel while he nurses a broken collarbone, has passed for nearly 600 yards (591, to be exact) and poured in seven passing touchdowns. His play has helped direct the dynamic Cougars offense this season.

Of course, it's unreasonable to expect the Cougars to stay on track. Washington State cannot sustain roughly 62 points each and every game,  especially with Pac-12 play coming up. The team, however, can relish in the fact of scoring 50-plus points over the first few week and leading every Division I school in the nation for the moment.  Only a handful a teams get to say that each year.

The Cougars' next opponent is San Diego State on Saturday. Will the Cougars score over 50 points again? Saturday holds the answer.

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WSU Vs. UNLV: Cougars Rack Up Over 650 Total Yards On Offense, Win 59-7

The Washington State Cougars put on an offensive show on Saturday, scoring at will in their 59-7 victory over the UNLV Rebels. The Cougars posted 664 total offensive yards en route to eight touchdowns.

The Cougars scored five touchdowns in the first half to take a commanding 35-0 halftime lead. Running back Rickey Galvin started things off with a 48-yard touchdown carry less than three minutes into the game, and quarterback Marshall Lobbestael tossed in four touchdowns of his own to three different receivers. Jared Karstetter caught two of those passes while Isiah Burton and Andrei Lintz caught one apiece.

The Cougars kept them offensive momentum into the second half, though this time they interspersed some field goals amongst their touchdowns. Andrew Furney knocked in a 46-yarder and Lobbestael found Marquess Wilson for a seven-yard touchdown to increase the score to 45-0 by the end of the third quarter.

Lobbestael left the game after that throw and had a good game with 361 passing yards and five touchdowns on 24-of-32 passing. He has done a good job in replacing WSU starter Jeff Tuel, who is out with a broken collarbone.

Lobbestael was replaced by Connor Halliday, and Halliday kept the offense rolling in the fourth quarter. Halliday found Kristoff Williams for a 57-yard touchdown and Bennett Bontemps for a 10-yard score. He finished with 110 yards and two touchdowns on 5-of-6 passing.

The  Cougars surrendered their lone score with 5:29 left in the contest when UNLV's Alex Gauper returned a kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown. The touchdown eliminated a potential shutout and made the final score 59-7.

In addition to Lobbestael, who led the offense with over 300 yards and five touchdown passes, Galvin helped pioneer the Cougars' attack by adding on 80 rushing yards and one touchdown. Wilson led the receivers with 102 yards and one touchdown on five receptions. Six different WSU receivers caught a touchdown pass during the game.

The Cougars move to 2-0 on the season. They face San Diego State on the road next week.

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WSU Vs. UNLV Score: Marshall Lobbestael Exits With Fifth Touchdown Pass

Marshall Lobbestael is out of the game after putting on a passing display as the Washington State Cougars jumped out to a 52-0 lead over UNLV. Lobbestael finished the game with 361 yards and five touchdowns, the last of which came as he found Marquess Wilson in the end zone. Lobbestael filled in quite admirably for WSU starter Jeff Tuel, who is out with a broken collarbone.

The Cougar receivers have been outstanding, led by Wilson's five catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. Jared Karstetter added six catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns, with Isiah Barton adding four catches for 69 yards and a score. Andrei Lintz also caught a touchdown pass.

On the ground, Rickey Galvin picked up 80 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Carl Winston added nine carries for 32 yards, as well. WSU fired on all cylinders, and the stats hammer the point home.

In the fourth quarter, the Cougars are pitching a shutout, leading UNLV 52-0.

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WSU Vs. UNLV Score: Cougars Dominate First Half, 35-0

The Washington State offense had the ball six times in the first half, not counting a last second possession that was just a kneel down, and scored five times en route to a 35-0 lead over UNLV in Pullman. Marshall Lobbestael has worked with clinical precision, carving up the UNLV defense to the tune of 274 yards and two touchdowns on 18 of 21 passing. To say the Cougars have been dominant might be understating it.

Lobbestael found three different receivers for his four touchdowns, hitting Jared Karstetter twice, Isiah Barton once and Andrei Lintz once while spreading the ball around. Rickey Galvin has found holes to work in all day on the ground, carrying the ball five times for 80 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown run on the Cougars' first drive.

On the other side of the ball, the Washington State defense has been stifling, allowing just 46 yards of total offense, only four of which came on the ground. The UNLV offense never got in gear, stalling the only time it was able to move the ball near the end of the half.

In the third quarter, Washington State is all over UNLV, leading the Rebels 35-0.

For more on this game, stay with our WSU vs. UNLV StoryStream. For all your Washington State athletics needs, head over to CougCenter.

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WSU Vs. UNLV: Marshall Lobbestael Wants A Heisman

The headline is overstating it, but we don't care. With Jeff Tuel on the sidelines, the victim of a broken collarbone last week, fifth-year senior Marshall Lobbestael has stepped in and stepped up for the Washington State Cougars. Lobbestael was superb last weekend as the Cougars hammered Idaho State, and picked up right where he left off in the first half on Saturday against UNLV.

How bad is it for UNLV thus far? Lobbestael, who has been hit-or-miss in his stints as a starter, has four touchdowns in the first half. And we're just halfway through the second quarter. After Rickey Galvin broke the scoreless tie, Lobbestael took over, firing four touchdown passes on four drives as the WSU offense fires on all cylinders.

Lobbestael found senior Jared Karstetter twice, Isiah Barton once and, finally, tight end Andrei Lintz as the Cougars jumped out to a 35-0 lead. That's where we stand right now in Pullman, with Washington State all over UNLV in the second quarter.

For more on this game, stay with our WSU vs. UNLV StoryStream. For all your Washington State athletics needs, head over to CougCenter.

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WSU Vs. UNLV Score: Rickey Galvin, Jared Karstetter Find End Zone

It's been a perfect start for the Washington State Cougars again as they've jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the UNLV Runnin' Rebels in Pullman. The Washington State offense has had the ball twice, scoring touchdowns on each drive while looking downright dominant in the first quarter. Without Jeff Tuel, the Cougar offense has yet to miss a beat, methodically moving down the field and carving up the Rebels' defense.

Rickey Galvin picked up right where he left off, breaking a scoreless tie with a 47-yard touchdown run on the Cougars' first possession. Galvin burst through a hole and found nothing but daylight, outracing the UNLV defense to the end zone to put the Cougars on top, 7-0.

WSU took a bit more time on its next possession after forcing UNLV into a three-and-out. Marshall Lobbestael, starting in place of Jeff Tuel, engineered the drive, then capped it with a short strike to Jared Karstetter for the touchdown.

In the first quarter, WSU is on top of UNLV, 14-0.

For more on this game, stay with our WSU vs. UNLV StoryStream. For all your Washington State athletics needs, head over to CougCenter.

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WSU Vs. UNLV: Game Time, Radio Broadcast And More

The Washington State Cougars host the UNLV Rebels Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman. The Cougars will get the chance to see what Marshall Lobbestael can do after losing their starting quarterback Jeff Tuel for several weeks with a broken clavicle. This is the first meeting between the two teams since 1991. 

Teams: Washington State Cougars, UNLV Rebels
Time: Saturday, Sept 10th, 2:00 p.m. PST
Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman Washington
TV: None
Radio: KTTH (770)
Rankings: Neither team is ranked in either the Associated Press poll or the USA Today Coaches poll.
Favorite: WSU is favored by two touchdowns, and the over/under is 55 points per Bodog.
Last Meeting: WSU leads the series 4-0, but the two teams haven't met since 1991, when the Cougars beat the Rebels 40-13
Streaks: WSU looks to stay undefeated but will be doing so on the arm of backup quarterback Marshall Lobbestael.

For more on this game, head over to CougCenter.    

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WSU Vs. UNLV Depth Chart: Jeff Tuel Out; Marshall Lobbestael Starting

The Washington State Cougars depth chart revealed some significant changes, most notably that Jeff Tuel will not play at quarterback due to a broken clavicle; Marshall Lobbestael will start in his place.

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