Offense Takes To Air In Scrimmage Two

April 12, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State's quarterback trio of Matt Kegel, Chris Hurd, and Josh Swogger combined for 231 passing yards in the Cougars' second spring scrimmage Saturday at Martin Stadium.

A Mom's Weekend crowd of around 1,000 fans watched Kegel, a senior from Havre, Mont., connect on 10 of 15 attempts for 126 yards, including a 15-yard scoring strike to sophomore tight end Troy Bienemann. Swogger led several impressive drives and finished the morning 11 of 21 for 91 yards.

Sophomore Jevon Miller, who has emerged as a versatile threat for the Cougars this spring, was the most frequent target Saturday, hauling in four passes for 40 yards. Miller also carried the ball on a pair of end-arounds. Fellow sophomore Thomas Ostrander had three catches for 23 yards, while Devard Darling, McKenzie Hansell, Scott Lunde, Chris Jordan, and Bienemann caught two passes a piece.

On the ground, senior Jermaine Green showed his breakaway speed early in the session, taking his first carry 65 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 68 yards on three carries. Backfield mate Jonathan Smith toted the ball four times for 22 yards and had a 25-yard gain on a screen pass from Kegel.

Defensively, WSU received sacks from Cameron Siskowic, Bryan Boyer, Josh Shavies, and Jeremy Bohannon, who came clean on a safety blitz and brought Kegel down behind the line.

The wind made the kicking game a challenge, but sophomore Kyle Basler still managed a 41.6-yard average on three punts, placing each of them inside the 20-yard line. Kicker Drew Dunning connected on all three field goal attempts and an extra point.

Strong safety Virgil Williams sat out Saturday with an injured hamstring, while Wendell Smith was forced out with a back strain and Don Jackson left with a high ankle sprain.

The Cougars' third and final scrimmage will be at Martin Stadium next Saturday, April 19. The annual Crimson & Gray Game will be take place April 26 in Pullman.


Passing (Completions-Attempts/Yards/Touchdowns)
Matt Kegel 10-15/126/1
Josh Swogger 11-21/91/0
Chris Hurd 2-8/14/0

Rushing (Attempts/Yards/Touchdowns)
Jermaine Green 3/68/1
Jonathan Smith 4/22/0
Kealan Smith 3/13/0
Rafael Bolton 3/7/0
Blair Hawkins 3/14/0
Lavell Anderson 1/2/0

Receiving (Catches/Yards/Touchdowns)
Jevon Miller 4/40/0
Thomas Ostrander 3/23/0
McKenzie Hansell 2/13/0
Scott Lunde 2/15/0
Chris Jordan 2/18/0
Devard Darling 2/16/0
Troy Bienemann 2/25/1
Jonathan Smith 1/25/0
Marty Martin 1/2/0
Brett Johnson 1/6/0
Rafael Bolton 1/9/0
Jermaine Green 1/20/0
Trandon Harvey 1/19/0

Cameron Siskowik (1)
Bryan Boyer (1)
Josh Shavies (1)
Jeremy Bohannon (1)

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