Washington State’s Spring Scrimmage Reveals the Need for the Newcomers at Running Back in the Fall


A week before the Spring game and Washington State figured out something about its’ offense, again. It still can’t run the football when it needs to! Matter of fact, the supposed starter at running back going into the summer workouts is Teondray Caldwell, who netted a chilly negative 8 yards on just three carries on the day. Redshirt junior Theron West looked about as healthy an option as the Cougs have, which is sad, seeing that his monster day dragged on for 26 yards on six totes.

If it isn’t obvious now that all three of (Arizona transfer) Daniel Jenkins, Gerard Wicks and Jamal Morrow will be deep in the fray at running back this Fall, it should be. The current running backs simply have no power at the point of attack and the Cougs need that in this offense.

The passing game was a little less suspect on the windy afternoon Saturday, but it had its’ problems as well. Austin Apodaca threw three balls to the defense and the ball was difficult to catch at times. Halliday cemented his role as starter even more, throwing for 3 scores and 249 yards on 25 of 36 passing. Gabe Marks was the high receiver on the day with 11 catches for 123 yards and 2 scores.

Much more detailed information in this CF.c link to the Spring scrimmage on Saturday, including impressive days by Darryl Monroe and Matthew Boch of the defense.

Go Cougs!