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If the 2016 season is anything like the Spring Game, WSU is going to be awesome

Can it just be September already?

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It is finally starting to feel like football season and things are looking pretty good for WSU. Both the Crimson and Gray squads showcased their talent in yesterday's spring game at Albi Stadium in Spokane.

While there may be some new faces and improvements to be made before the season, one thing is for certain, Luke Falk and Gabe Marks are going to wreck some fools this year.

The two compadres laid a beat down on team Crimson, leading team Gray to a 24-12 victory. Falk completed 23 of his 28 passes for 170 yards and tossed two touchdowns on the day, both of which were to Marks. 11 of Falk's passes ended up in the hands of Marks, who notched 108 yards on the stat sheet.

After deciding to comeback to WSU for one last season, it is clear that Marks is on a mission and I can't wait to see him and Falk slice-up defenses this season.

And it wasn't just Falk and Marks that made impressions yesterday.

Redshirt freshman running back James Williams utilized his athleticism and speed to make some eye-popping plays. The Cougars have a deep backfield, which means running backs coach Jim Mastro is going to have fun putting together the perfect mixture of Gerard Wicks, Jamal Morrow, Keith Harrington and Williams. It will be interesting to see how the Cougs use the talented Williams this season.

Now that the spring game is in the rear view, the Cougars are about to dig into their summer camps and practices. And as they do, we should only get more excited for September 3rd.


Luke Falk, Gabe Marks provide highlights during WSU’s Crimson and Gray Game | The Spokesman-Review
With just a couple of seconds left in the half, Luke Falk stepped up in the pocket, saw Gabe Marks streaking through the back of the end zone and fired a pass that found his most productive and most ebullient receiver.

Marks, Falk Lead Team Gray to Victory - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Luke Falk connects with Gabe Marks for two touchdowns to lead Team Gray to a 24-12 win.

Crimson and Gray spring game shows WSU’s young receivers have come a long way, says Gabe Marks | The Seattle Times
Spring is a time for growth, and the same has been true for the next generation of Air Raid receivers at Washington State.

RB James Williams steals the show in WSU’s Crimson and Gray spring scrimmage | The Seattle Times
James Williams stole the show at WSU's spring game, but there was plenty to like from the rest of the team too. Luke Falk and Gabe Marks are in midseason form, while the defensive secondary has truly matured.

Cougs visit Children's Hospital | Spokane -
We all have bad days, some worse than others. And often times it's a small act or words of kindness that can change our whole perspective. For football players from WSU, A field trip to Providence Sacred Heart's Children's Hospital was just that, a small act that left players and patients with something to smile about on a rainy Spokane day.

As Jeremiah Allison looked on from stands, WSU linebacker Peyton Pelluer worked to fill his leadership role - Washington State - Scout
SPOKANE — Peyton Pelluer and Jeremiah Allison both said Saturday’s Crimson and Gray Game felt strange. Pelluer said lining up at middle linebacker without Allison on his flank is taking some adjusting and requires that he take on a bigger leadership role on defense.

When it comes to offering life advice, WSU coach Mike Leach sticks to basics with star QB Luke Falk - Washington State - Scout
FORGET THE IRONING board. The Pirate has no interest in the plank, just the water — and presumably hot water.


Cougars Drop Game Two of Series With USC - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Dog Day at the Park is Sunday at 1 p.m.


Miksovska Ties WSU Freshman Record - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The No. 69 Washington State women's tennis team wrapped up play at the Pac-12 Championship.

Track and Field

Cougars Fall to Huskies in Dual Meet - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The winning 4x400m relay squad of Swanson, Dodig, Littles and Allen celebrate at WSU-UW Dual meet April 23.