Washington State Football: 3 Takeaways from Cougars win over EWU

Davontavean Martin, Washington State Cougars. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
Davontavean Martin, Washington State Cougars. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) /
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PULLMAN, WA: Washington State football quarterback Gardner Minshew II #16 looks to pass against the San Jose State Spartans in the second half at Martin Stadium on September 8, 2018. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) /

Mike Leach’s Washington State football team had another dominating performance, this time against Eastern Washington. Here are three takeaways from the game.

The Washington State Cougars upped their record to 3-0 Saturday evening. A dominating 59-24 win over the Eastern Washington Eagles sent a message to the Cougs Friday night opponent, USC. So far Washington State has outscored their first three opponents 131-45. It’s an impressive start. Here are our three takeaways from last night.

Minshew is the Air Raid Warden

Head coach Mike Leach and transfer senior quarterback Gardner Minshew are starting to look like a perfect match. Minshew genuinely seems to have a grasp on the air raid offense. Yesterday he threw for 470 yards on 45 completions out of 57 attempts. He threw for two TDs and was on the field for four more. If that doesn’t scream field general, what does?

The other thing Minshew does very well is spread the ball around. He completed passes to nine different receivers yesterday, seven of which had multiple catches. Yes, its a byproduct of the offensive system, but there has to be someone to lead it. Minshew is the guy who is going through the passing progressions and finding the open receivers.