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Backup quarterback Connor Halliday threw four first-half touchdown passes to help Washington State beat UNLV 35-27 on Friday night.
Starting in place of the injured Jeff Tuel, Halliday threw two touchdown passes to Marquess Wilson, and also teamed with Gabe Marks and Isiah Myers on first-half scoring strikes.
Halliday completed 26 of 45 passes for 378 yards and had two interceptions.
Washington State (2-1) held off UNLV (0-3) after the Rebels regained possession with 40 seconds left in the game. UNLV was unable to advance past the Washington State 42.
Marks led the Cougars with six catches for 126 yards, and Wilson had five receptions for 110 yards.
Nick Sherry completed 33 of 49 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns for UNLV. He also threw an interception. Marcus Sullivan had six catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
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DESPITE THROWING A pair of interceptions – one on the opening drive of the night – Connor Halliday kept the Cougars from getting burned in the desert with a 35-27 win over UNLV tonight in Las Vegas.
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You might think the odds would not be with
Washington State coming to Las Vegas with a back-up quarterback starting.
Well that back-up quarterback, Connor Halliday threw
for 26 of 45 passes for 378 yards and four
touchdowns as Washington State defeated UNLV 35-27.
With those kind of numbers what went
on in Vegas for Wazzou doesn’t need to stay in Vegas.
When Cody Hoffman went out of the Washington State game following a hit to the thigh, unknown backup receiver Skyler Ridley came in and had an outstanding performance. Now that Ross Apo and backup Dallin Cutler have been battling hamstring issues, Alex Kuresa has made the most of his opportunities.
Nick Sherry had a career-game for UNLV. It just wasn't enough to help the Rebels end an eight-game losing streak and beat Washington State.
Sherry passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns and had 33 completions to tie a school record set by Jon Denton in 1996 against San Jose State. He couldn't rally the Rebels from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit and UNLV fell 35-27...
WASHINGTON STATE'S Air Raid offense was unleashed Friday against UNLV after being mostly absent the first two games of the season. After Connor Halliday’s 379-passing yard effort against the Runnin’ Rebels, many scribes far and wide wrote that this Cougar offense is beginning to come to form.
The Cougars of BYU will hit the road and travel north to take on Utah this Saturday at Rice Eccles Stadium. As the Utes take the field on offense, they’ll face a tough defense expected to be one the best to suit up in BYU blue and white in a very long time.
HE'S A RISING PROSPECT out of Texas who has quietly amassed double digit offers -- and he recently earned a full ride from Washington State. The Cougars immediately jumped high up on his leaders list because of one thing in particular.
THE NUMBER OF tackles for loss by the Washington State defense is up significantly from last season. That's just one of the more intriguing numbers for the Cougs as they get ready to tangle on the road at UNLV on Friday night.