Washington State defense banged up

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Just published this list of Washington State injuries. Look at the number on defense.

DE Kevin Kooyman, knee, out

DT Dan Spitz, illness, out

S Eric Block, concussion, out

CB Aire Justin, quad, out

S Tyree Toomer, pec, questionable

LB Louis Bland, knee, questionable

The latest big hit is Kooyman. He, Justin and Bland are all starters.

The Cougars are not deep on defense as it is.

Junior Casey Hamlett will step in for Kooyman. Sophomore Alex Hoffman-Ellis will sub for Bland, if necessary. Freshman Daniel Simmons will replace Justin at corner.

The matchup with Hawaii at Seattle's Qwest Field today is a big one for the Cougars. So guys are going to have to step up.