A year after playing offense vs. defense, WSU will go with a slightly different format for its spring game this season. This year, the coaching staff divided the roster into two teams.
Before we get to the rosters, I'm going to note that the uniform combinations make very little sense. The crimson team will wear crimson jerseys while the gray team will wear ... white jerseys. The quarterbacks will wear gray jerseys. H/T to Christian Caple for typing out the rosters.
QB: Austin Apodaca, Jesse Brown
You'll notice that a number of notable players are not listed on either roster. With spring injuries taking their toll, more than a few key players will sit this one out.
Based on the rosters, I'd have the Crimson team as about an 8-1/2-point favorite. Not only do they have Connor Halliday, but they have deeper position groups across the board, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Ivan McLennan, Darryl Monroe, Tana Pritchard and Cyrus Coen are essentially a starting unit.
The gray team, however, will also be interesting to watch. There is a lot of youth on that side and Austin Apodaca will have Dominique Williams and Gabe Marks to throw to. The gray secondary will be interesting to watch with Rahmel Dockery and Taylor Taliulu getting plenty of reps.
The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. PT, who do you think will win?