Marquess Wilson (hip) and safety Deone Bucannon (ankle) have been limited all week after being injured in last Saturday's win over Arizona State. Both players appeared to move comfortably during warm-up drills and stretching Thursday, but they continued to sit out "live" action.
Offensive right tackle Dan Spitz, limping badly with a protective boot on his right foot, left practice without doing any work. Spitz turned an ankle in practice Wednesday.
Redshirt freshman Jake Rodgers played right tackle with the No. 1 offense Thursday.
WSU players and coaches are off limits to the media after Thursday practices. Earlier in the day, coach Paul Wulff said he believes Wilson will be "ready to go" Saturday, but Wulff said starting defensive end Lenard Williams (knee) is definitely out, and backup cornerback Daniel Simmons is "very questionable" due to an ankle injury. Bucannon also appears to be more in question than he was earlier in the week.
Former d-end starter Adam Coerper will start for Williams on the edge. Wulff said senior Mike Ledgerwood will start at middle linebacker for the second straight game (Saturday is Senior Day) even though sophomore C.J. Mizell has recovered from the shoulder injury that sidelined him last week.
WSU routinely makes use of multiple reserve receivers and continued to do so Thursday. Should Bucannon not be ready, or need to spelled, backup safety Casey Locker has seen considerable action.
The Cougars (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12) must defeat Utah (6-4, 3-4) and then knock off Washington (6-4, 4-3) next Saturday in Seattle to become bowl eligible. Utah still has a chance to represent the South Division in the Pac-12 title game.
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