Cougars Hold First Scrimmage of Spring
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State football team held its first scrimmage of the 2021 spring schedule, moving indoors to the practice facility due to inclement weather.
The Cougars found the end zone when running back Max Borghi raced 25 yards, starting up the middle before outracing the defense to the left pylon. The Cougars had other opportunities on drives inside the 20 but were not focusing on red zone plays this scrimmage.
Offensively, junior wide receiver Drake Owen had a big day, catching six passes for 139 yards, including three of 25-plus yards and a long of 50. Freshman De'Zhaun Stribling had four receptions for 45 yards while Travell Harris also had four catches for 37 yards.
Graduate transfer Jarrett Guarantano led all quarterbacks on the day, completing 8-of-8 passes for 115 yards, finding Owen for strikes of 27,17 and 35 yards. Redshirt-junior Cammon Cooper, who was four-for-four on WSU's scoring drive, finished 5-of-8 for 81 yards and an interception. Sophomore Victor Gabalis concluded the day 5-for-11 for 50 yards and an interception while freshman Xavier Ward ended his afternoon 6-of-13 for 29 yards and an interception.
Cougar running backs only ran nine times on the day, with Borghi carrying twice for 25 yards and Peni Naulu carried three times for eight yards.
The defense recorded three interceptions during the scrimmage. Daniel Isom started things off stepping in front of a Cooper pass early on. Jaylen Watson matched that with a pick of Gabalis and Chad Davis, Jr. also secured on interception late off Ward.
There were a total of four sacks on the afternoon, one each from Justin Anderson, Amir Mujahid, Carter Carlson and Quinn Roff.
Spring practices continue Tuesday on Rogers Field.