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.