WSU Football | Hill ready for game vs. Beavers
A total of 531 passing yards ought to win a football game but it didn't for Washington State last year in Corvallis, Ore. Washington State quarterback Alex...
Seattle Times staff reporter
A total of 531 passing yards ought to win a football game but it didn't for Washington State last year in Corvallis, Ore.
Washington State quarterback Alex Brink threw for the school-record total, the fourth highest in Pac-10 history, but the Cougars still lost 44-33 to Oregon State.
The Beavers were down 30-13 but rallied to win and launch the Cougars on a seven-game losing streak. Brink's afternoon included four interceptions.
"That was a huge loss for us last year," said WSU wide receiver Jason Hill, who left the game in the third quarter with a thigh injury after catching eight passes for 190 yards and one touchdown.
The Cougars get another chance against the Beavers (2-2, 0-1) in Corvallis on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a game that will be televised on FSN.
"Everybody is hungry," said Hill, the All-America candidate who has a weekly teleconference with reporters.
Hill said he was "caught off-guard" by coach Bill Doba's remark last week that Hill needed to "just relax and have fun and play football" because he was pressing. The coach also said he told Hill, "You can't think about the draft and the stats and all that kind of stuff."
Hill said, "That was kind of weird for him to say that."
Hill said he still has the enthusiasm "of a freshman."
• Starting defensive tackle Feveae'I Ahmu, is listed as "out indefinitely" on the injury report issued Monday. He has a stress fracture in his left foot. He missed the first three games with a partial fracture in the foot. Joining Ahmu on the "out indefinitely" list is backup linebacker Andy Mattingly (concussion). The "no practice" list includes backup strong safety Michael Willis (shoulder sprain). Upgraded to "limited" are starting left tackle Bobby Byrd (knee sprain) and starting center Josh Duin (knee) and backup offensive lineman Scott Friberg (knee).
• The Cougars have an oral commitment from B.J. Guerra, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle from Moses Lake High School, according to the Moses Lake athletic department.
Cougfan.com reported Monday that the Cougars also have a commitment from Andrew Roxas, a 6-3, 300-pound offensive lineman from St. Francis High School in LaCanada, Calif.
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