WSU vs Arizona Wildcats: 5 Keys To A Win

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Quarterback Play

Oct 31, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday (12) throws a pass against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The quarterback play has been pretty disappointing in recent games this season leaving many to question who the starting quarterback should be. Many people have wanted Austin Apodaca to come in and replace Connor Halliday. Halliday has to improve on his play lately and quiet those who want him out. One thing that Halliday can’t do is throw interceptions. This has been the main cause of the issues with Halliday. Keeping the interceptions down, which he has done at times to an extent will be the biggest thing for Halliday and the Cougars.

If Halliday does make a mistake and the Wildcats take a lead then the Cougars can’t get down on themselves and start thinking the game is over before it actually is. Halliday can’t try to throw 4 touchdowns on one play and it is important that he understands that and doesn’t try to take control of the game.

Another thing that Halliday has struggled with in the past is moving too fast and forcing too many plays and not allowing them to develop. Sitting back allowing the play to develop and then making the right decision will help out with a lot of Halliday’s struggles this season. Halliday also needs to realize that taking too much time is not a good thing. Allowing the defense to get to him constantly will not be good for the Cougars.