With Jeff Tuel recently cleared to play, could there be a quarterback controversy brewing in Pullman?
Injured in the season-opener against Idaho State, Tuel has been quietly nursing a fractured clavicle back to health. In his absence, backup Marshall Lobbestael stepped in and proceeded to awe Cougar loyalists with three top-class passing performances.
Last week against Colorado, Lobbestael threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-27 comeback win.
It was the third consecutive game in which the redshirt senior crossed the 300-yard passing threshold, making him only the third Cougar quarterback ever to do so.
Lobbestael has looked excellent in his three starts, but remember that Tuel won the job from him outright in 2010 and in the 2011 preseason.
Tuel threw for over 200 yards 10 times last year (nine of which came in consecutive games) and finished fourth in the Pac-10 averaging 231.7 passing yards per game.
Washington State is clearly spoiled for choice at QB, but a decision needs to be made. On the road at UCLA this weekend, if you were head coach Paul Wulff, who would earn the starting nod?
Let's take a closer look.