Oct 19, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (14) catches the ball for a touch back against the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon’s Nick Allioti calls WSU’s Mike Leach ‘low class’ for setting FBS record


Nick Allioti is mad.

After all Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars kept their foot on the gas pedal when they were getting beat by Oregon Saturday night, playing to the end of the football game with their starters down 30. The final score was 62-38.

I am kind of stunned he would keep his quarterback and crew in there,” Allioti stated via the Oregonian. “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.”

Allioti called the move “low class” by Leach and the Cougars.

To me, this is a ridiculous accusation by a team that constantly scores between 60 and 70 points a game. Oregon’s backup didn’t see the field against WSU until the Ducks were up 62-24 late in the 3rd quarter, so… speaking of stats.

Washington State’s Connor Halliday set a football bowl subdivision record with 89 pass attempts and 58 completions. That mark was good enough for Halliday to also set the Pac-12 record with 557 yards through the air. He also threw four touchdowns and four interceptions.

To me, Allioti is just mad that a record was set against his defense and that WSU put up more than 30 points on the Ducks for the first time this season.

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  • Gary Grunkemeier

    You are right about Allioti, man; good call.