If the WSU Cougars have any hope of pulling out a win against the Stanford Cardinal, their offense is going to need to show up in a big way, and soon.
So far, the Cougars have only been able to find the end zone on a series of short runs by Carl Winston. He's leading the Cougars with 25 rushing yards, but the Cougars only have 118 total yards through the first three quarters.
WSU's defense looked strong out of the gate, with an interception and a handful of big stops early in the game, and then Chester Su'a picking up a Cardinal fumble which led to the first (and so far, only) scoring drive of the game for the Cougars.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck had a quiet first half, which took WSU to halftime only down by a score of 10-7, but Luck is really beginning to air it out, and the Cardinal offense is starting to lead significant drives here in the second half. Luck completed two touchdown passes to tight end Levine Toilolo to put the Cardinal ahead 24-7 heading into the fourth quarter. WSU offense needs to similarly begin pressing the issue.