WSU Football Mid-Season Report Cards: Position Grades (Offense)

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Quarterbacks

Aug 31, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday (12) warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Connor Halliday has been everything a leader can be; Tough, gritty, resilient, bounce back, winner. Or at least he’s learning to become a winner.

He has however put his team in precarious positions more than a couple times and even worse cost his team a shot at points at least five or six separate times during the season. In one instance (actually twice in the 4th quarter at Auburn) his stubborn attitude even cost this Cougar team a victory, it’s arguable that WSU could and should be sitting at 5-1 at this point.

Austin Apodaca was ok in his first two appearances against Southern Utah and Stanford, but at this juncture confidence in him coming in and winning a game is pretty, well, lacking.

Overall it’s been a good year so far and with a 4-2 record it’s tough to count this as anywhere below somewhere in the B’s. There is still some maturing to be done though, which leaves this at no higher than what I gave. The Cougars are still 11th in the Pac-12 Conference in the turnover battle, which won’t get it done.

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