PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State football wrapped up spring practice with a two-hour workout in helmets and shoulder pads under the sun on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
The Cougars opened practice by working through their similar routine of individual position workouts, a 1-vs.-1 drill while the lines went against each other in the running game drill, 7-vs.-7 followed before working on punt coverage and punt return before wrapping up with 11-vs.-11 team.
In the final team segment of the spring, redshirt-senior quarterback Connor Halliday led the first series. Sophomore cornerback Daquawn wrapped up his strong spring with a couple pass breakups early in the drive before Halliday connected to redshirt-senior wideout Vince Mayle who picked up a first down. A couple plays layer, redshirt-junior BUCK linebacker Ivan McLennan picked up a tackle-for-loss but Halliday answered with a touchdown throw to redshirt-senior wide receiver Rickey Galvin who got behind the defense and Halliday followed with completion to Mayle who raced up the sideline for a big gain. Following a pair of first down carries by redshirt-freshman running back Jamal Morrow, Brown made another play in coverage, battling down a pass intended for Mayle in the end zone. The defense followed by forcing another incompletion on the final play of the series.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback Tyler Bruggman led the next series, connecting running backs Teondray Caldwell and Morrow for a couple first down receptions. A couple plays later, redshirt-freshman linebacker Peyton Pelluer came away with turnover, dropping into coverage and leaping to snap an interception. Redshirt-junior defensive end Darryl Paulo followed with a sack on the next play before Bruggman settled in an hit freshman wideout Calvin Green in stride for a big gain. Redshirt-senior cornerback Tracy Clark capped his spring with an interception a couple plays later but Bruggman again answered with a perfectly throw touchdown toss to redshirt-senior wideout Kristoff Williams behind the defense. The defense continued to make plays as redshirt-sophomore nose tackle Robert Barber deflected a screen pass attempt, redshirt-sophomore safety David Bucannon picked off a pass and Barber followed with sack. Bruggman bounced back and finished his day with touchdown strike to Caldwell who juked one defender and raced up the sideline for the 15-yard score.