Washington State football won a conference road game over Colorado from the PAC-12 South Division 31-7. Here are our takeaways from another quality win.
It was another important victory for Washington State football on Saturday. WSU went to Boulder and defeated the Buffaloes 31-7. It was a game devoid big plays from the Air Raid offense. Instead, it was a strong consistent performance on all sides of the ball which propelled the Cougars to a convincing win. Here are our top takeaways from the game.
Elements over GMII
It seems odd to say, but this game might have hurt Minshew in the eyes of NFL scouts. He completed 35 of 58 passes but struggled against the elements, maybe more than the Buffs defense. It seemed as if GMII couldn’t adjust for the windy conditions. Minshew had balls sail on him as well as releasing some wobbly passes. Scouts like to see an ability to zip the ball under those conditions.
Recipient of Dumb Mistakes
Often it’s Washington State who gets stung by bad penalties. This week they only committed two on the road, both of the five-yard variety against the offensive line. The Cougs were the ones who had drives extended due to bad personal fouls by Colorado. It was a nice change.
Additionally, it was good to see the Cougars defense able to handle Colorado’s bigger receivers without the need to hold or come over the back. Washington State played in control and let the other team shoot themselves in the foot.