SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — There were periods when Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael wondered if he would ever get meaningful playing time again.
A fractured collarbone suffered by starter Jeff Tuel in the season opener has thrust Lobbestael back into the center of the WSU offense.
No problem for Lobbestael. He carved up Idaho State for 230 yards passing Saturday, and now is preparing for UNLV this weekend.
Lobbestael was thrown into the starting job as a freshman in 2008 when the two quarterbacks above him were injured and he played well before a knee injury ended his season. He also started three games in 2009 before Tuel earned the job midway through his freshman year.
Last season, Lobbestael languished on the bench, throwing just 15 passes in six games.