EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti complained following the No. 2 Ducks’ 62-38 victory over Washington State about the Cougars leaving in their starters and throwing for two late touchdowns.
Aliotti’s called out Washington State head coach Mike Leach, calling the tactic “low class.” Oregon pulled its starters in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game.
Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday played the entire game, completing 58 of 89 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns. He also threw four interceptions.
His attempts broke the FBS-level record of 83 set by Drew Brees for Purdue on Oct. 10, 1998 against Wisconsin. Halliday’s total attempts and completions also broke the Pac-12 records set by Arizona’s Matt Scott last season, and his total yards set a Washington State record.