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WSU receivers’ sharpness better in second spring scrimmage

As usual, Mike Leach is still seeking more consistency.

Trey Tinsley was solid, Anthony Gordon struggled, and Kassidy Woods had a huge day as the Washington State Cougars held their second scrimmage — the last one before the Crimson and Gray Game in Pullman next Saturday.

Gage Gubrud remains a limited participant in practices with an ankle injury, so Tinsley and Grodon continue to be the two primary combatants for the starting QB. Tinsley was 14 of 24 for 169 yards (7.0 yards per attempt) and three touchdowns, while Gordon was 13 of 23 for 202 yards (8.8 ypa) and three touchdowns with three interceptions.

“I think Gordon and Tinsley are still on top, although I didn’t think Gordon had as good a day today,” Leach said. “And I thought Cam (Cooper) took some strides today.”

Cooper was 10 of 16 for 159 yards (9.8 ypa) and four touchdowns after having a strong day of practice on Tuesday, also.

Woods, meanwhile, led all receivers with 120 yards and a touchdown on six catches; at 6-foot-4 and 220-pounds, he seems to be taking very nicely to his move to inside receiver. A week after lamenting the concentration of his receivers following the first scrimmage, Leach thought the group was improved.

“I can only really remember one dropped ball with the first two groups,” Leach said. “I thought we did catch the ball better. Ran better routes, too.”

Max Borghi seemed to split reps equally with Clay Markoff and Cole Dubots, with Markoff leading in both touches (eight) and highlights (one).

Markoff also had a 20-yard touchdown run.

Defensively, the new DBs continue to impress, particularly Daniel Isom. He’s a juco bounceback from Northern Illinois who picked up an interception and also had a knockdown in the end zone:

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Despite only being in the program since January, he already sounds like a veteran, saying after the scrimmage: “I’m just trying to make sure I understand the defense, do my job.”

You can check out the full set of stats here. Highlights are at the top of the post.

The Cougars have two more practices this week on Tuesday and Thursday before the Crimson and Gray game next Saturday, which will begin at 1 p.m.


Tennis? TENNIS!!

Kevin wrote yesterday about how the Cougars picked up their best win in program history on Friday, beating the 10th-ranked UCLA Bruins. Here’s a cool video of the match-winning point. Love this:


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