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Cougar Football Postgame Notes - at OSU

Nov 8, 2020

PULLMAN Wash. - Washington State opened 2020 with a 38-28 road win over Oregon State in Corvallis Saturday night. Check out the postgame notes, top social media posts and highlights.
 
GAME NOTES
•      WSU won the toss and elected to receive
•      Jahad Woods, Liam Ryan and Abraham Lucas served as team captains
 
TEAM NOTES
•      Nick Rolovich is the 1st Cougar head coach to win his debut since Bill Doba won the 2003 opener against Idaho (25-0 in Seattle)
•      Rolovich is the 1st Cougar head coach to win his debut on the road since Warren Powers in 1977 (19-10 at No. 15 Nebraska)
•      WSU recorded its 7th-straight win over OSU, the longest winning streak against OSU since winning 10 straight (1983-93)
•      WSU's 229 rushing yards are the most since rushing for 254 against Colorado in 2016
•      WSU tallied 4 sacks on defense, the most since recording 4 against Arizona in 2018
 
PLAYER NOTES
•      WSU saw 16 players make their Cougar debuts
•      4 players made their 1st career starts on offense, X-WR Lucas Bacon, LG Jarrett Kingston, C Brian Greene, QB Jayden de Laura
•      4 players made 1st career starts on defense, Edge Brennan Jackson, DT Ahmir Crowder, CB Jaylen Watson, SS Ayden Hector
•      Jayden de Laura is the first true freshman to start at QB in a season-opener in program history
•      de Laura is the first true freshman to start at QB since Jeff Tuel at Oregon in 2009
•      de Laura's 1st career TD pass came late in the 1st quarter, a 29-yard score to Travell Harris
•      de Laura threw for 227 yards and 2 TD, also rushed for 43 yards and a TD
•      Deon McIntosh rushed for a career-high 147 yards, the most by a Coug since Dwight Tardy's 214 yards against UCLA in 2007
•      Travell Harris caught his 7th and 8th career TD passes, his 2nd career 2-TD game (New Mexico State, 2019)
•      Harris matched a career high with 7 catches and set a career high with 107 yards, his 1st career 100-yard game
•      Brennan Jackson and Ahmir Crowder each recorded their 1st career sack and start
•      Willie Taylor III recorded his 1st sack of the season, 7th of his career
•      Ayden Hector started and shared a team-high with 7 tackles in his collegiate debut
•      Blake Mazza's 34-yard FG pushed his career FG total to 31, passing Aaron Price for the 8th-most FG in WSU history
•      Mazza tallied 8 points to push career total to 213, passing Rian Lindell for the 8th-most points in WSU history

HIGHLIGHTS