“Gordon played the best” Mike Leach on QB race after second WSU scrimmage
PULLMAN, Wash. — Gage Gubrud and Anthony Gordon have split the quarterback duties throughout the week at practice in Pullman, and those are the two that got the most important reps Saturday in their second scrimmage.
From WSU Athletics:
The Cougar offense combined for eight passing touchdowns while the defense tallied five sacks and two takeaways. Quarterback Anthony Gordon led the way going 15-of-22 for 173 yards and three touchdowns while Gage Gubrud went 16-of-27 for 144 yards and four touchdowns. Cammon Cooper also went 6-of-8 for 72 yards including a 27-yard touchdown pass to Zion Sorani. Running back Cole Dubots tallied a three-yard touchdown run and quarterback Gunner Cruz scored on an eight-yard scramble.
For the second straight scrimmage, Rodrick Fisher led the wideouts with five catches for 68 yards and a pair of touchdown grabs (25, 16). Easop Winston Jr. added four catches including a three-yard touchdown, Dezmon Patmon went four catches for 54 yards, Calvin Jackson Jr. added four catches for 50 yards including a 10-yard touchdown and Tay Martin also had four catches for 24 yards including a two-yard scoring catch. Renard Bell and Deon McIntosh each caught touchdowns.
Defensively, defensive back Shahman Moore and linebacker Rocky Katoanga each recorded four tackles while RUSH linebacker Fa’avae also made four stops including 2.5 for sacks. RUSH linebacker Willie Taylor III added a sack, as did linebacker Hank Pladson and defensive lineman Brennan Jackson split a sack with Fa’avae. Linebacker Justus Rogers started the day with a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown and later in the day linebacker Sky Stefonic forced a fumble that safety Chad Davis Jr. corralled and returned 50 yards for a score.
In the kicking game, Blake Mazza connected on three-of four attempts, hitting from 40, 46 and 50 but missed from 52 yards. Jack Crane was good from 40 and 50 yards but missed from 46 and 42 yards. Freshman kicker Dean Janikowski capped the scrimmage with a 40-yard field goal.
The Cougars will practice Sunday at 8 p.m.