When the Nick Rolovich era at Washington State begins on Saturday in a road contest at Oregon State, true freshman Jayden de Laura, a 2020 Saint Louis alum, will be his starting quarterback.

Rolovich confirmed on Monday that de Laura has won the starting quarterback competition for the Cougars.

As a senior for the Crusaders in 2019, de Laura, who won virtually every offensive player of the year award, including the Cover 2 Tommy Kaulukukui Award. He threw for 3,725 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also ran for 372 yards and nine scores.

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Kickoff between the Cougars and Beavers begins at 5:30 p.m. HST on Nov. 7. The game will be nationally televised on FS1.