How they scored: Cougs vs. Vikings

Eight different Cougars had a play from scrimmage that went for more than 10 yards. Perhaps no statistic than that better represents Washington State’s offensive prowess in its 59-21 win Saturday against Portland State at Martin Stadium. Connor Halliday completed 41 of 62 passes for 544 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. And Isiah Myers added a career-high 227 receiving yards.

First Quarter

WSU 7-0 at 2:05 mark: Gerard Wicks 1-yard run (Breshears kick)
Key play: Wicks’ carry marked the Cougars’ first rushing touchdown of the season. It also came on third-and-goal.
Drive length: 14 plays, 80 yards; Drive Time: 5:55

Second Quarter

WSU 14-0 at 12:10 mark: River Cracraft 15-yard pass from Connor Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key play: After Destiny Vaeao recovered a fumble at the Cougars’ 7, Halliday immediately responded with a sideline pass to Isiah Myers for 67 yards.
Drive length: 6 plays, 93 yards; Drive Time: 1:34

WSU 21-0 at 11:01 mark: Dom Williams 17-yard pass from Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key play: Rickey Galvin returned a punt 44 yards to PSU’s 17.
Drive length: 1 play, 17 yards; Drive Time: 0:07

WSU 28-0 at 3:04 mark: Vince Mayle 3-yard pass from Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key play: Myers opened the drive with a 28-yard reception from Halliday to the Cougars’ 48.
Drive length: 6 plays, 80 yards; Drive Time: 1:51

Third Quarter

WSU 28-7 at 11:13 mark: Shaq Richard 6-yard run (Gonzales kick)
Key plays: On third-and-4 from the Vikings’ 21, Kieran McDonagh found Alex Toureen for an 8-yard completion. PSU later converted a third-and-1 at the Cougars’ 27 when McDonagh connected with Roston Tatum for a 10-yard completion.
Drive length: 11 plays, 85 yards; Drive Time: 3:43

WSU 28-14 at 8:16 mark: Toureen 6-yard pass from McDonagh (Gonzales kick)
Key play: On third-and-4 at PSU’s 35, a holding penalty against Cougars’ linebacker Cyrus Coen extended the Vikings’ drive.
Drive length: 6 plays, 71 yards; Drive Time: 1:37

WSU 35-14 at 4:11 mark: Myers 8-yard pass from Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key plays: Wicks had a 7-yard run on third-and-3 to PSU’s 46. Later, a pass-interference call on second-and-11 gave the Cougars first-and-goal at the Vikings’ 8.
Drive length: 12 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 4:05

Fourth Quarter

WSU 42-14 at 14:47 mark: Myers 4-yard pass from Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key play: On third-and-3 at PSU’s 16, Mayle broke a tackle en route to a 12-yard gain.
Drive length: 7 plays, 34 yards; Drive Time: 2:19

WSU 42-21 at 13:19 mark: Patrick Onwuasor 42-yard interception return (Gonzales kick)

WSU 45-21 at 11:57 mark: Breshears 29 FG
Key play: Jamal Morrow caught a 53-yard pass from Halliday down to PSU’s 16.
Drive length: 7 plays, 34 yards; Drive Time: 2:19

WSU 52-21 at 8:09 mark: Myers 55-yard pass from Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key play: Myers corralled the ball over a PSU defender before running untouched to the end zone.
Drive length: 6 plays, 95 yards; Drive Time: 1:55

WSU 59-21 at 5:34 mark: Dom Williams 84-yard pass from Luke Falk (Breshears kick)
Key play: Falk’s touchdown pass was his first for the Cougars.
Drive length: 3 plays, 87 yards; Drive Time: 5:34


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