Another balanced Spring scrimmage for WSU football

Another balanced Spring scrimmage for WSU football

The Cougar offense accounted for 11 touchdowns while the defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions, during Washington State football’s second scrimmage of the spring, Saturday at Martin Stadium.

The day began with the defense forcing a three-and-out on the first possession but it didn’t take long for the offense to find the end zone. Led by redshirt-senior quarterback Trey Tinsley, the offense marched 60 yards on five plays, capped by a Tinsley to Cole Dubots shovel pass that went 35 yards for the score. Tinsley followed that with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Travell Harris while working within the red zone. On the day, Tinsley completed 14-of-24 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns.

Redshirt-freshman Cammon Cooper had a solid performance Saturday, finding redshirt-freshman receiver Kassidy Woods on a 28-yard score, the first of four touchdowns thrown by Cooper. He also connected with Dezmon Patmon, Brandon Arconado and Easop Winston, Jr. Cooper finished his day completing 10-of-16 passes for 159 yards and four scores.

Redshirt-senior Quarterback Anthony Gordon found his groove midway through the scrimmage. He connected with Renard Bell on a 60-yard scoring passing on the first play on a drive, then had a two-yard scoring pass to senior receiver Calvin Jackson, Jr. Gordon ended 13-for-23, 202 yards, two scores, three interceptions and one rushing score to cap the scrimmage.

Two other quarterbacks, redshirt-sophomore John Bledsoe and freshman Gunner Cruz, each accounted for one touchdown pass, Bledsoe finding Woods on a 34-yard score on fourth down while Cruz connected with redshirt-freshman Rodrick Fisher on a 19-yard score.

The Cougars had two scores on the ground, the first when redshirt junior Clay Markoff when off the right side for 20 yards followed by Gordon’s 1-yard sneak.

On the other side of the ball, the Cougars defense made big plays throughout the day. Junior cornerback Daniel Isom had the day’s first interception, stepping in front of a Gordon pass in the end zone to thwart a drive. Redshirt-junior linebacker Justus Rodgers also picked off Gordon while George hicks III had the final interception.

Up front, the Cougar defensive line accounted for four sacks, two by junior Dominic Silvels and one each by redshirt-sophomore Dallas Hobbs and redshirt-senior Nnamdi Oguayo. Redshirt-junior safety Skyler Thomas accounted for the fifth sack of the afternoon. Freshman defensive back Henry Kimmins forced the only fumble of the day, which he also recovered, following a hit on redshirt-freshman receiver Mitchell Quinn.

The Cougars resume spring practice Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Martin Stadium and Rogers Field.