Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gardner Minshew II threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 12 Washington State stopped No. 25 Iowa State on a late two-point conversion in a 28-26 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night.
Minshew passed for 299 yards to help Washington State (11-2) set a school record for wins in a season.
Minshew's biggest play came out of desperation and it set up the winning score.
Burr-Kirven an unassuming leader for No. 16 Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — Of all the impact players on the standout defense for No. 16 Washington, Ben Burr-Kirven might be the most unassuming.
He doesn't seek attention. Doesn't celebrate every play he makes. All he does is make tackles, and make them at a rate rarely seen at Washington in the past three decades.
Surging No. 7 Washington State eyes Pac-12 North title
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A year that began in tragedy for Washington State is wrapping up with the Cougars on the brink of unparalleled success.
Running backs play key role in Washington State’s Air Raid
While quarterback Gardner Minshew is getting most of the attention, running backs James Williams and Max Borghi have also helped fuel the rise of No. 8 Washington State this season.
Williams and Borghi play key roles in the complex Air Raid offense, which is mostly geared to passing.
In Saturday's 31-7 blowout of Colorado, the Cougars rushed a season-high 33 times for 131 yards. The two running backs added eight catches for 77 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year? Look to the Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest appears to be leading the way in the Pac-12 for freshmen running backs who are having an impact.
A trio of talented backs, Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson, Oregon's CJ Verdell and Washington State's Max Borghi, are all taking on notable roles on their offenses as either true or redshirt freshmen.
Meanwhile, Arizona State seems to have cornered the market on freshman defenders. And there's USC's still-could-be-in-high-school quarterback JT Daniels.
Washington State gains opening-season 41-19 win at Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Washington State's starting quarterback wasn't publicly known until the offense took the field Saturday against Wyoming.
But graduate transfer Gardner Minshew knew he was the starter and responded by throwing for 319 yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars gained a 41-19 season-opening win over the Cowboys.
Minshew, who transferred from East Carolina, completed 38 of 57 attempts.