Lopina will start at QB for Washington State

Washington State, forced into a youth movement because of injuries much of the season, is going old Saturday against Oregon State.

Senior Kevin Lopina, who started the first two games, will start at quarterback for the Cougars because true freshman Jeff Tuel is out with a knee injury.

It's questionable whether Tuel will be ready for the Apple Cup at Washington on Nov. 28.

Also, Vince Grippi reports that linebacker Jason Stripling, once suspended for just a quarter, is now suspended indefinitely. That leaves the Cougars with five healthy linebackers.