No. 2 Oregon and Washington State were within ten points at halftime on Saturday night.
Then the Ducks scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 62-38 trouncing of the Cougars in Eugene.
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set an FBS record with 89 pass attempts in the game, and tied an FBS record with 58 pass completions. Halliday finished with 557 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions.
The last touchdown came with 11 seconds left against the Oregon scout team.
Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti took exception to that, to say the least, according to a report from Oregonlive.com’s Jason Quick.
In remarks after the game, Aliotti specifically called out Washington State head coach Mike Leach, and he doesn’t care who knows.
“That’s total (B.S.) that he threw the ball at the end of the game like he did,’’ Aliotti said. “And you can print that and you can send it to him, and he can comment too. I think it’s low class and it’s (B.S.) to throw the ball when the game is completely over against our kids that are basically our scout team.’’
“Make sure he knows that,’’ Aliotti said. “Because I don’t really care.’’
“I am kind of stunned he would keep his quarterback and crew in there,’’ Aliotti continued. “And still he threw the ball with 20 seconds left. But he did. They want stats, they got stats. But we got the most important stat and that’s the ‘W’ and we are happy about that.’’
Well, well. I for one can’t wait to hear Mike Leach respond to these comments.