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WSU vs. Stanford, Injury Update: QB Marshall Lobbestael to Start Against Cardinal

For all of you out there that were licking your chops at the Andrew Luck v. Jeff Tuel matchup for Washington State Cougars and the Stanford Cardinal this Saturday will unfortunately be let down as head coach Paul Wulff said that Marshall Lobbestael will get the start at QB once again even as Tuel has been cleared to play.

Wulff told reporters that Tuel is more likely to return on Oct. 22 against Oregon State at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, or even the following week against Oregon in Eugene. Tuel broke his collarbone during the Cougs season-opener against Idaho State and hasn’t been able to play since.

But don’t count out Lobbestael this Saturday, who has been very effective in place of Tuel this season. Before Saturday’s game Lobbestael is beating Andrew Luck in passing yards (1,570-1,383) and touchdown passes (15-14), though Luck has thrown 37 fewer passes (145) with a higher completion percentage (73.1) and QB rating (182.3) than Lobbestael.

We all wish Jeff Tuel the speediest of recoveries, though Lobbestael has been making the most of his opportunities his senior year.

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