Over the course of the week we'll have different previews featuring Arizona's game against Washington State on Saturday in Pullman. To get things started, here's some basic information on Arizona's eighth opponent.
Head Coach: Paul Wulff (1-8 as Washington State head coach) Team Record: 1-8 Nat'l Rank: NR
Last Time Out:
Washington State was routed for the third consecutive game as they were overpowered by Stanford and lost by a score of 58-0. The Cougars gave up 344 rushing yards to the Cardinal while only managing 73 yards on the ground themselves. In fact, Washington State only had 225 yards of offense total. In addition, the Cougars were minus-5 in the turnover department as they lost three fumbles and quarterback Kevin Lopina threw two interceptions.
Scoring offense: 49.22 points per game (119th) Total offense: 459.33 yards per game (111th) Passing offense: 184.44 yards per game (31st) Rushing offense: 274.89 yards per game (118th)
Passing: Marshall Lobbestael - 53-103, 571 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT Receiving: Brandon Gibson - 44 receptions, 550 yards and 2 TD Rushing: Dwight Tardy - 86 attempts, 311 net yards, 1 TD Tackles: Greg Trent - 55 tackles Interceptions: Xavier Hicks, Jr. - 2 interceptions Sacks: Six players tied with one sack each
08/30/08 vs. Oklahoma State - L, 39-13 09/06/08 vs. California - L, 66-3 09/12/08 at Baylor - L, 45-17 09/20/08 vs. Portland State - W, 48-9 09/27/08 vs. Oregon - L, 63-14 10/04/08 at UCLA - L, 28-3 10/11/08 at Oregon State - L, 13-66 10/18/08 vs. USC - L, 69-0 11/01/08 at Stanford - L, 58-0 11/08/08 vs. Arizona 11/15/08 at Arizona State 11/22/08 vs. Washington 11/29/08 at Hawaii