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September 13, 2005Here's some News and Notes as the Cougars get ready to play Grambling this Saturday :
This Saturday's game in Qwest Field against Grambling will be the first time GSU and WSU have played. Grambling is also the first Division 1-AA opponent the Cougars have played since Montana State on September 21, 2002....In three games at Qwest, the Cougars have allowed only one offensive touchdown.
Grambling comes into the game well regarded and ranked 27th in Division 1-AA. In their opening game, Grambling crushed Alabama A&M 44-0, recording ten sacks and holding AA&M to 157 yards of total offense on the day. Grambling is familiar with the yellow hankie, receiving 13 penalties for 130 yards in that game....Maybe no surprise for a team from Louisiana, GSU has no players from Washington on the roster.
Grambling runs a 4-3 defense and has size on both sides of the ball. All defensive starters are at least 6' tall, and GSU has a pair of 300 pound defensive tackles in the middle....On offense, both GSU starting tackles are over 350 pounds....Bruce Eugene, the Grambling QB, is listed at 6'1" and 260. Eugene is an All American and Walter Payton Award candidate this season after lighting it up his sophomore year then sitting out 2004 following a knee injury in early September.
For the Cougs, Alex Brink is off to a strong start with 6 touchdowns against two picks in two games. Jason Hill is arguably hotter. Hill has 4 touchdowns after two games, setting a pace for 22 touchdowns on the season....Hill currently has 16 career scores. The Cougar career record of 22 touchdowns was set by Hugh Campbell from 1960-62....The Cougar offense has been rolling, averaging 485 yards per game.