Cougars' 2-Minute Drill

Star of the game

Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb absorbed six sacks and left for one series after a hard hit in the fourth quarter, but he completed 29 of 42 passes with one interception for 345 yards and two touchdowns.

Play of the game

Webb ran for a touchdown on a fourth-and-goal draw play with 9 seconds left, and when Will Oliver kicked the extra point, Colorado had a one-point victory.

Turning point

With 8:07 left, Washington State had a 31-14 lead and a fourth-and-three situation at the Colorado 19. The Cougars opted to go for it, Connor Halliday was intercepted at the CU 8, and on their next series, the Buffs clicked for a 70-yard touchdown pass.

Injury report

WSU OT Wade Jacobson left with what appeared to be a shoulder injury (WSU coach Mike Leach does not discuss injuries).

He said it

“Physically, we’re not that bad. But mentally, we’re afraid to be successful. We’re afraid to win.” — WSU coach Mike Leach.

This week

Oregon, at CenturyLink Field, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

By the numbers

1 Touchdown WSU has scored in four fourth quarters in 2012.

2 Connor Halliday’s 60 pass attempts was second in history to Drew Bledsoe’s 66 in 1992 against Montana.

2.5 Sacks recorded by linebacker Travis Long, giving him 6 ½ this year.

46 Yards Marquess Wilson needs to break the school career receiving record of 2,756 by Brandon Gibson (2005-08).

Bud Withers

Cougars schedule
Date Opponent Time
Aug. 30 at BYU L, 30-6
Sept. 8 E. Wash. W, 24-20
Sept. 14 at UNLV W, 35-27
Sept. 22 Colorado L, 35-34
Sept. 29 Oregon 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 at Oregon St. TBA
Oct. 13 California TBA
Oct. 27 at Stanford TBA
Nov. 3 at Utah TBA
Nov. 10 UCLA TBA
Nov. 17 at Arizona St. TBA
Nov. 23 Washington 12:30 p.m.