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.
Halliday knew he would start in the middle
of the week and responded with a terrific game and the Cougars second win of
the year. Jeff Tuel was the starter but Halliday stepped in Friday night and if
Mike Leach was auditioning Halliday let’s just say he nailed it.
“I feel like I made a decent case,” Halliday said. “I need to play better in the fourth quarter.”
“For a guy who hadn’t played football
for a long time, I thought he played good.” Washington State head coach Mike
Leach said. “I thought, really calm for
a guy that hasn’t played a lot. I think his demeanor with his team was good.”