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Apple Cup 2011: WSU QB Connor Halliday out with a lacerated liver

Some bad news out of Pullman as the Cougs announced that freshman quarterback Connor Halliday suffered a lacerated liver in the loss to Utah last night. He spent the night in the hospital and will not play this weekend.

From Vince Grippi's story from the Spokesman

Halliday, who was 21 of 48 for 290 yards passing and led the Cougars on a 74-yard, game-tying drive with less than a minute left, may have suffered the injury as early as the second quarter, when he was hit while delivering passes at least three times, one a roughing-the-passer penalty on Utah linebacker Chaz Walker.

When a WSU trainer expressed concern, Halliday waved him away, according to a source on the Cougar sideline. He did not complain of intense pain until after the game, when he was taken to Pullman Regional Hospital.

He stayed overnight in the intensive care unit and is expected to remain in the hospital for at least another 48 hours, according to multiple sources.Holliday is one tough kid.

It means that fifth-year senior Marshall Lobbestael will likely start on Saturday at Century Link Field.