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Crimson Defeats Gray 35-10 in 2017 Spring Game

Football is back (sorta)

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Hey everybody! In case you missed it, the Cougars played a football game yesteday!

Okay, so it was the Spring Game at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. But with the school year coming to close, summer workouts and fall camp aren't that far away and before we know it, the Montana State Bobcats will be rolling into Martin Stadium to get the 2017 season underway.

After a disappointing 4,129 attendance in 2016, 9,135 Cougar faithful spent their Saturday afternoon getting a look at the new WSU Cougars.

For the Crimson, Luke Falk threw for two touchdowns and 191 yards, connecting once with Tavares Martin Jr. and Dezmon Patton. For the Gray, Tyler Hilinski looked extremely sharp going 26-for-36 with 295 yards and running in a six-yard touchdown. Hilinski had James Williams and Isaiah Johnson-Mack to thank; the two had 112 and 101 receiving yards, respectively.

Defensively, JuCo transfer Sean Harper led all Crimson players with six tackles and Daniel Ekuale looks like he's only gotten strong on the D-line, recording two sacks.

The Cougars just have one final spring practice, set for Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Crimson Pulls Away for 35-10 win over Gray - | Washington State University Athletics

True-blue Washington State football fans serve up fun at Albi Stadium | The Spokesman-Review
Just about 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon the trailers started rolling in.

QB Luke Falk, running backs are solid in Washington State’s spring football game | The Seattle Times
Quarterback Luke Falk displayed the calm demeanor and patient precision that have become his trademarks while guiding Crimson to a 35-10 victory over Gray during Washington State’s spring game in Spokane.

John Blanchette: Promising Washington State receivers show they’re aging just fine | The Spokesman-Review
Spring football doesn’t provide answers, only suggestions. Saturday’s details likely suggested to the hopeful Albi crowd -- the school said 7,135 made it inside -- that a bigger, better and (need it be said?) happier bowl experience awaits in 2017. But the answers won’t come until fall -- and not in those first five weekends of home games that will test everyone’s tailgating stamina.


Five-Run Fifth Inning Leads Cougars Past No. 30 Huskies - | Washington State University Athletics