Cougs complete second scrimmage under the lights at Martin Stadium

Washington State continues to try and replicate the season opener with a late scrimmage at Martin Stadium. The WSU offense started sluggish, but eventually found a groove. The defense continues to make good plays.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State football held its second scrimmage of the fall at Martin Stadium Saturday evening. The Cougar defense forced a pair of turnovers and recorded four sacks, special teams blocked a pair of field goals while two young receivers turned in big nights for the offense.

For the defense, redshirt-senior Nickel Kirkland Parker forced a fumble on running back and junior defensive lineman Logan Tago corralled the recovery. Freshman defensive back Josh Talbott later picked off a pass near the end zone while Nnamdi Oguayo, Isaac Dotson, Will Rogers III and Damion Lee each tallied sacks.

For the offense, redshirt-senior Luke Falk went 12-of-19 for 97 yards and a touchdown while redshirt-sophomore Tyler Hilinski went 11-for-22 for 128 yards and three touchdowns. Freshman quarterbacks Connor Neville and John Bledsoe each threw a touchdown on their only drives. Redshirt-sophomore receiver Brandon Arconado broke out with five catches for 108 yards including four that went 20-plus yards. Redshirt-freshman Renard Bell made the most of his two catches, scoring on both including a 45-yard catch and run. Sophomore Dezmon Patmon and freshman Jamire Calvin each caught a touchdown pass while redshirt-sophomore Kainoa Wilson had three catches for 61 yards including a 43-yard score.

On the ground, redshirt-sophomore James Williams scored twice, from 25 yards and two yards out. Redshirt-senior Gerard Wicks added a 10-yard touchdown run. Redshirt-senior kicker Erik Powell hit all three of his kicks (29, 35, 41).

The Cougars will practice Sunday at 8 p.m.

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