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Cougars Host Live Scrimmage

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State closed Thursday's practice with a "live" scrimmage that was complete with officials and crowd noise in Martin Stadium.

The Cougars worked out for an hour before putting their No. 1 and No. 2 offense and defense up against one another. Quarterback Jeff Tuel led the No. 1 offense to a pair of scores in his three series of work. In the first series, Tuel connected with Rickey Galvin for a 31-yard gain before kicker Andrew Furney connected on a field goal from 34 yards out. The next series was owned by the offense who saw Travis Long record a sack before Steven Hoffart and Ioane Gauta combined for another sack. The offense rebounded in a big way as Tuel fired a strike to freshman wideout Gabe Marks who made a nice catch in traffic near midfield then outran a couple defenders and juked one more on his way to the end zone for a 70-yard score.

Quarterback Connor Halliday led the No. 2 offense to a score, stepping up in the pocket and hitting Bennett Bontemps on the run who trotted in for a 30-yard touchdown.

The defense closed the day with a turnover as linebacker Cyrus Coen jumped in front of a Halliday pass to make the interception.

The Cougars resume fall camp tomorrow at 8:15 p.m.



Andrew Furney 34-yard field goal

Gabe Marks from Jeff Tuel – 70-yard touchdown

Bennett Bontemps from Connor Halliday – 30-yard touchdown


Theron West              2-9

Teondray Caldwell    1-10

Leon Brooks              1-7

Carl Winston                         1-0


Jeff Tuel                     7-12-124, TD

Connor Halliday        6-10-66, TD, INT


Rickey Galvin                        4-45

Brett Bartolone          2-16

Drew Loftus               2-12

Gabe Marks               1-70, TD

Bennett Bontemps    1-30, TD

Andrei Lintz               1-6

Marquess Wilson     1-5

Dominique Williams 1-4

Gino Simone             1-2

Field Goals

Andrew Furney         34-good


Cyrus Coen (Halliday)


Travis Long, Steven Hoffart/Ioane Gauta, Darryl Monroe