WSU QB Marshall Lobbestael is Pac-10 offensive player of the week
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael is the Pac-10 offensive player of the week. Defensive back Corey Hall and return man Mike Thomas, both from University of Arizona, were the league's defensive and special teams players of the week. Lobbestael, who had thrown only two passes all season, came off the bench to lead the Cougars to a 48-9 victory over Portland State last weekend in Pullman. The Washington State win came after an 0-3 start. Entering the game after injuries to the Cougars first two quarterbacks, Lobbestael completed 9-of-12 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He was not intercepted. Lobbestael is a redshirt freshman from Oak Harbor. He led Oak Harbor to the 2006 state Class 4A high school title. With quarterbacks Kevin Lopina and Gary Rogers injured, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Lobbestael is now expected to lead the Cougars offense. The Cougars will face 3-1 Oregon at 3:15 Saturday afternoon at Martin Stadium in Pullman.