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.