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WSU receivers’ sharpness better in second spring scrimmage

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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.

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Links

Both Sides Display Flashes in Second Scrimmage of Spring - Washington State University Athletics
Redshirt-freshman quarterback Cammon Cooper thrown for four touchdowns Saturday.

SCRIMMAGE PHOTOS: 25 exclusive shots from the CF.C lens - Cougfan.com
WR Kassidy Woods and CB Daniel Isom had big days

Late-Inning Rally Held Off By Oregon - Washington State University Athletics
WSU brought the tying to the plate in the 8th inning.

Oregon Baseball holds on to defeat Washington State 11-8 to clinch the series | Sports | dailyemerald.com
One day after defeating Washington State 21-3, Oregon Baseball was able to capitalize off Washington State errors, and Cullen Kafka produced another quality start as the Ducks defeated the Cougars

Spencer Steer hits grand slam as Oregon Ducks hold off Washington State, clinch baseball series - oregonlive.com
The Ducks win their fifth game in a row, beating WSU 11-8 on Saturday in Pullman.

Washington State Holds Steady Through Second Round of El Macero Classic - Washington State University Athletics
The men's golfers are one round closer to postseason play after the second round of the El Macero Classic.

T&F Totals Five Wins at Pelluer Invitational - Washington State University Athletics
Kiyena Beatty, Chrisshnay Brown, Amani Brown, Kaitlin Krouse, and Suzy Pace all pick up wins.