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Originally published Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 8:28 PM

WSU 2-minute drill

Player of the Game Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael, an unexpected starter for the Cougars, threw for 230 yards, nine off his career-high...

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Player of the Game

Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael, an unexpected starter for the Cougars, threw for 230 yards, nine off his career-high, on 14 completions in 19 tries with no interceptions and two touchdowns.

Play of the Game

With WSU holding a 17-0 lead late in the first quarter, WSU outside linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis picked off a Kevin Yost pass, got a crushing block from fellow linebacker Sekope Kaufusi on Yost, and ran 67 yards untouched for a score.

Turning point

Not even a broken clavicle to WSU quarterback Jeff Tuel, who took just six snaps, could keep Idaho State in the game.

Key stat

The Cougars rushed for 289 yards and held ISU to only 23.

Injury report

CB Travion Smith (possible ACL), LB Darryl Monroe (torn Achilles), QB Tuel (broken clavicle), CB Spencer Waseem (knee sprain), LB Cyrus Coen (foot strain).

Key quote

"You always tell your No. 2, your No. 3 quarterback, 'You never know when it's going to be your number.' Never had one quite like that before." — Offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy, referring to a virus that sidelined Jeff Tuel at the start, and then a broken clavicle that shelved him for good.

By the numbers

8.3 WSU's average gain per play

64 The Cougars' point total was highest since it had 77 against Southwestern Louisiana in 1997

218 Receiving yards for ISU's Rodrick Rumble, third-highest in school history

590 WSU's total offense, most since it had 638 against Portland State in 2008

Bud Withers

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