WSU 38 Idaho 26

2005-09-01 23:00 ☼ post

Tonight’s WSU Idaho football game seemed all too familiar to this Cougar fan. WSU jumped all over Idaho at the beginning of the first quarter and quickly built a 14 point lead. Then they roughed up the Idaho punter while going for the kill after holding the Vandals to a 3 and out situation and played mediocre football the rest of the half.

The Vandals did a great job of shutting down the run for a lot of the game and were pretty efficient on offense as well. They also put together some good drives against a Cougar defense that should be better than average. There were a ton of plays where the Cougars would nearly get to the Vandal quarterback and he would dump the ball off to the open man in the nick of time for a nice gain.

In the end WSUs superior receiver talent finally asserted itself in the second half and made enough plays to push the score out of reach at 38 points, but Nick Holt’s Vandals are clearly on the rise. Brink was okay at quarterback (3 td, 2 int, 17-29 for 230 yds) for the Cougars, but not great. I don’t think Swogger would be any better necessarily, but I’d like to see a lot more consistant play from the quarterback position going into PAC-10 play.