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WSU football: A big impact in more ways than one

MOST EYES SATURDAY NIGHT will be on the QB battle featuring Luke Falk and Brett Rypien when Washington State travels to Boise State (7:15 p.m., ESPN 2). But a split second against Eastern Washington this past weekend will have a major impact for the Cougs in their game against BSU. Here’s why.

Safety/corner Robert Taylor was ejected for targeting in the early moments of the second half vs. Eastern. That means he’ll have to sit the first half against Boise State per NCAA rules.

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Taylor is a potential starter at either safety or corner. He was the starting free safety last week in Shalom Luani’s place. The Cougs get back Luani for BSU -- he is expected to start at free safety opposite strong safety Jalen Thompson.  Behind them on the official depth chart are listed Charleston White and Hunter Dale.

At corner on the chart, Darrien Molton and Treshon Broughton are the listed starters. Marcellus Pippins, who had arguably the best game against Eastern among the corners in coming off the bench, and Taylor are the listed backups on the chart.

Don’t forget about Marcus Strong either. The true freshman kept his redshirt on last week but he had a strong fall camp and he remains a potential candidate to play at corner this season.

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