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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougar Football Spring Practice: Shoulder Pads
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/01/2014
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State football practiced in helmets and shoulder pads for the first time this spring, working out for two hours on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

The Cougars worked through their similar routine of individual position workouts, 7-vs.-7, punt coverage and team.

In 7-vs.-7, redshirt-senior quarterback Connor Halliday made one of best throws of the day, dropping a pass just over am outs-stretched covering linebacker and into streaking redshirt-freshman running back Jamal Morrow’s hands for a long touchdown. Later on, Halliday hit redshirt-senior wide receiver Vince Mayle in stride and Mayle sped up the right sideline, outracing two defenders for a score. On the opposite field, redshirt-freshman quarterback Luke Falk connected with wideout Daniel Lilienthal for a couple long scores.

In the team session, the defense made the first big play as junior safety Taylor Taliulu out-jumped a wide receiver and came down with an interception. Halliday later hit sophomore wideout River Cracraft in stride for a long gain before closing the drive with a touchdown toss to redshirt-senior wide receiver Kristoff Williamson who made the catch short of the goaline but stretched out for the score.

Redshirt-freshman quarterback Tyler Bruggman led the next series and quickly put the offense on the board, firing an 80-yard touchdown pass to Mayle on the second play of the series. Later in the series, junior BUCK linebacker Kache Palacio blew up a running play, blasting through the line and popping Morrow five yards behind the line of scrimmage. The offense came right back with a touchdown as Bruggman hit Lilienthal in traffic for a 10-yard score and later ended the day with a short touchdown pass to Mayle in the end zone.

The Cougars continue spring practice Thursday at 3 p.m.

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