Sept. 15, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State quarterback Matt Kegel was named Pacific-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week after guiding the Cougars to a 47-26 victory at No. 17 Colorado Saturday.
Kegel connected on 17 of 33 pass attempts for a career-high 310 yards and three touchdowns. The scoring strikes covered 74, 77, and 12 yards. The win at Boulder was WSU's first road win against a top 25 opponent since knocking off No. 23 Stanford in 2001.
Senior free safety Erik Coleman and sophomore punter Kyle Basler were Washington State's defensive and special teams candidates, respectively. Coleman recorded eight tackles and an interception against Colorado, while Basler averaged 53.9 yards on seven attempts, including a career-best 62-yard blast.
This marks the third-straight week the Cougars have had a player earn Pac-10 Player of the Week. Kicker Drew Dunning earned the special teams award against Idaho, while linebacker Will Derting received the defensive honor against Notre Dame.
Washington State faces its final non-conference foe in New Mexico Saturday, Sept. 20 at Martin Stadium.