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Hard Hitting as WSU Continues Full Pad Workouts

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LEWISTON, Idaho -- Midway through week two of fall football camp, the Washington State football team is getting its licks in while in Lewiston.  Wednesday marked the team's second day in full pads, with a spirited two-hour session.

More info below from WSU Athletics:

The Cougars went in full pads for the second straight day and received big plays from both sides of the ball as they worked through practice No. 6 of the preseason. WSU opened practice with a couple live field goal attempts with kickers Andrew Furney and Michael Bowlin who connected from 38 and 43 yards out, respectively. The team went to work through its regular practice plan of individuals and 1-vs.-1 battles, before working through a couple periods of special teams that focused on punt coverage and kickoff coverage. One of the highlights of the day came early on in the 1-vs.-1 battles as wideout Bobby Ratliff made a one-handed catch while being knocked to the ground for the one of the better catches of camp so far.

Sandwiched in between the two special teams segments, WSU worked through its daily 7-vs.-7 session while the defensive and offensive lines matched up in a running game drill. Quarterback Connor Halliday completed a pair of passes to freshmen wide receiver River Cracraft for big gains. For the defense, freshman cornerback Daquawn Brown continued his strong first week with a pair of pass breakups. A couple plays later, freshman linebacker Peyton Pelluer dove over a receiver to pick off a Halliday pass that was dropped and batted up in the air by a wideout. Halliday went on to close his series with a long touchdown pass to sophomore receiver Gabe Marks.

Quarterback Austin Apodaca picked up where Halliday left off, completing a long pass to Vince Mayle for a big gain. The defense later picked up another interception off a deflected ball as cornerback Tracy Clark broke up a pass attempt from Apodaca and linebacker Eric Oertel came over to corral the deflection and record the INT.

In the team session, the first series was again led by Halliday who saw Mayle make another great play on a deflected pass attempt as the newcomer broke off his route and dove back to make a catch on the batted ball. In the red zone, the offense turned in another highlight play as Halliday hit running back Teondray Caldwell in stride, allowing him to turn upfield and scamper up the sideline for a touchdown. Apodaca led the second series and opened with a pair of completions to Cracraft and wide receiver Brett Bartolone. The defense buckled down for the next couple plays before Apodaca fired two touchdown throws to wideout Dominique Williams on consecutive plays from inside the 20 yard line.

WSU continues preseason camp Thursday at 3 p.m.

 

Michelle Dapper reports from Lewiston: Watch video HERE

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