Sept. 7, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State punter Kyle Basler has been named the Pac-10 Conference's special teams Player of the Week after helping the Cougars defeat New Mexico Friday in Albuquerque. Basler, a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, punted seven times with an average of 47.0 yards per attempt. The McCleary, Wash., native had a long of 59 yards and dropped two inside the 20-yard line. "Kyle did a nice job. He had a 47-yard average with a 44-yard net average," WSU Head Coach Bill Doba said. "That's doing a nice job of getting the ball in the air and letting the coverage team get down there and make plays." USC's Reggie Bush and Arizona's Antoine Cason came away with the offensive and defensive awards. Trandon Harvey and Alex Teems were WSU's nominees. FLY-BY: As part of Washington State's Armed Forces Day salute Saturday at Qwest Field, a pair of Blackhawk helicopters and a larger Chinook helicopter out of Fort Lewis will take flight over the venue following the National Anthem. A FULL HOUSE?: Washington State has sold just under 50,000 tickets for its game with Colorado Saturday at Qwest Field, while season tickets for home games at Martin Stadium are sold out. 15,447 season tickets have been sold with a waiting list of over 250 individuals. Limited seats are still available for the Idaho, Oregon, and Stanford games, while WSU's clash with USC is already sold out. An online sale will be held in early October for a small number of tickets to the Apple Cup Game with Washington.