LEWISTON, Idaho – Washington State football continued fall practice with a two-hour workout at Sacajawea Middle School Monday afternoon.
The Cougars added shoulder pads for the first time this season after opening the first two days in shorts and helmets. The practice schedule was similar to previous days as WSU went through individual position workouts, a 1-vs.-1 drill while the lines went against each other in the running game drill, 7-vs.-7, some special team drills and wrapping up with 11-vs.-11 team.
In the team session, the defense had the better run of play early as it had a tackle-for-loss and forced a fumble within the first seven plays. The first play to produce positive yards for the offense was an underneath route where quarterback Connor Halliday found wide receiver Vince Mayle for a short gain. Halliday also found running back Jamal Morrow for a big gain near the sideline later in the series.
In the second series, led by quarterback Luke Falk, the Cougar offense opened the drive with a couple short passes before the defense took its turn winning the battles. The defensive line had a good team session, getting pressure throughout both series. The day ended with a pair of short touchdown runs by the offense as Marcus Mason pushed it across from five yards out followed by Gerard Wicks three-yard scoring play to end practice.
The Cougars continue fall camp Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with another practice in helmets and shoulder pads.