HOT COUGAR ACTION: Saturday Scrimmage Recaps

The WSU football team went through another spring football scrimmage Saturday and from all accounts the defense came out on top.

The usual suspects have their usual recaps with Christian Caple, Brian and wsucougars.com all weighing in. As they seemingly have all spring, Eric Oertel and Andrei Lintz were once again highlighted for strong play. If you had to name an offensive and defensive player of spring football, Lintz and Oertel would be among the leading candidates. Impressive performances from two guys who played minimal roles last season and are now adjusting to new positions this spring (Lintz from blocking TE to inside receiver).

Mike Leach Post Practice 4/14 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Jeff Tuel Post Practice 4/14 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Travis Long Post Practice 4/14 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

Cougar Defense Shines in Spring Scrimmage - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLLMAN, Wash. - Quarterback Jeff Tuel threw four touchdown passes and the Washington State defense forced four turnovers during the a spring scrimmage in front of a couple hundred fans in Martin Stadium Saturday afternoon.

WSU defense not up to speed, but still impressive in scrimmage - Spokesman.com - April 14, 2012
PULLMAN – If the tempo of Washington State’s defense during Saturday’s scrimmage wasn’t quite fast enough for defensive coordinator Mike Breske’s liking, there’s good news for players on that side of the ball.

Lintz might be grizzly, but D was bullish - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 14, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — Mike Leach liked how the offense responded at times, but Saturday's scrimmage seemed to go to the defense for most of the day. We have notes and the like — plus another quote from Leach that you're sure to get a kick out of — so read on.

Baseball

Cougars Lose in Tenth Inning - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - James Brooks homered in the top of the 10th inning to lift Utah past Washington State 4-3 in Pac-12 baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field, Saturday.

State colleges: Utah beats Washington State on 10th-inning homer | The Salt Lake Tribune
James Brooks hit the game-winning home run to lead off the 10th inning, lifting the University of Utah baseball team to a 4-3 win over Washington State in a Pac-12 game on Sunday in Pullman, Wash.

Women's Soccer

Cougar Soccer Loses Exhibition to Men's Club Team - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State soccer team lost 4-0 to the Cougar men's club team in spring exhibition soccer, Saturday.

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