PULLMAN, Wash. – The Cougar offense came alive early while the defense had the better run of play late to highlight Washington State football’s second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning at Martin Stadium.

After the defense gained a stop on the opening drive, the offense found its groove as Trey Tinsley connected with Tay Martin on a 10-yard scoring strike, the first of nine touchdown passes on the day for the Cougars. Tinsley followed that up with another 10-yard scoring pass, this time to Jamire Calvin, one of one of seven receptions for the Cougar sophomore on the day.

It was redshirt-junior Anthony Gordon’s turn next as he completed scoring passes of 20, nine and four yards in his rotations behind the line. He began with a 20-yard strike to junior receiver Dezmon Patmon on the first play of the drive followed by a nine-yard scoring pass to Martin that also started on the 20. Gordon completed the series with a four-yard pass to freshman receiver Rodrick Fisher, his second touchdown catch in as many scrimmages.

John Bledsoe connected with Easop Winston, Jr. on a 16-yard touchdown pass for his first score this spring. Freshman quarterback Cammon Cooper added a pair of touchdown passes, the first to Winston and the second, a 24-yard score to Martin. Tinsley closed out the scoring with a four-yard pass to senior receiver Kyle Sweet.

Tinsley finished the day 15-of-23 for 112 yards and three scores, while Gordon was 12-of-17 for 125 yards and three scores. Cooper was 9-for-13 for 134 yards and two scores. Calvin and Sweet each led the way with seven receptions while Martin added five for 57 yards and three scores. On the ground, James Williams had four carries for 22 yards while freshman Max Borghi carried seven times for 21 yards.

After a slow start, the Cougar defense found its groove, posting double-digit sacks for the second-straight scrimmage. Redshirt-senior defensive lineman Nick Begg spent a good amount of time in the Cougar backfield, registering four sacks on the afternoon. He was one of 10 Cougars to post a sack on the afternoon. In addition to the sacks, two Cougars picked off passes as Skye Keller stepped in front of a John Bledsoe pass midway through the scrimmage and Armani Marsh did the same late off a Connor Neville pass.

Safety Dylan Axelson led the way with seven tackles on the afternoon while Deion Singleton added five and a trio of players, Dillon Sherman, Begg and Jesus Echevarria added four each.

Redshirt-sophomore kicker Jack Crane was perfect on the day hitting field goals from 39, 42 and 42 yards.

The Cougars resume spring practice Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Rogers Field and Martin Stadium.



Trey Tinsley 15-23-112 0 3

Anthony Gordon 12-17-125 0 3

Cammon Cooper 9-13-134 0 2

John Bledsoe 5-10-72 1 1

Connor Neville 4-8-47 1 0

TOTALS 45-71-490 2 9


Jamire Calvin 7 98 1

Kyle Sweet 7 77 1

Tay Martin 5 57 3

James Williams 4 13 0

Dezmon Patmon 3 29 1

Renard Bell 3 52 0

Rodrick Fisher 3 36 1

Easop Winston Jr. 3 25 2

Travell Harris 2 12 0

Brandon Arconado 2 43 0

Solomon Cooper 2 19 0

Kainoa Wilson 2 17 0

Clay Markoff 1 6 0

Keith Harrington 1 6 0

TOTALS 45 490 9


James Williams 4 22 0

Keith Harrington 3 7 0

Max Borghi 7 21 0

Solomon Cooper 2 1 0

Clay Markoff 1 3 0

TOTALS 17 54 0


Jack Crane – 39 (Good), 42 (Good), 42 (Good)


Tay Martin 10 yd pass from Tinsley

Calvin 10 yd pass from Tinsley

Patmon 20 yd pass from Gordon

Tay Martin 9 yd pass from Gordon

Fisher 4 yd pass from Gordon

Winston 16 yd pass from Bledsoe

Winston 7 yd pass from Cooper

Tay Martin 24 yd pass from Cooper

Sweet 4 yd pass from Tinsley