5 top plays of WSU's spring season

IT'S HARD TO narrow things down to just five top plays in a spring football session - every Washington State practice produced multiple contenders for this list. But these five stood out most to Kelsey Jones, one of our correspondents on the ground in Pullman this spring.

5. On Day 12, nickel back Darius Lemora showed some good coverage skills and quick hands, tipping a Luke Falk pass into the waiting arms of linebacker Jeremiah Allison. For a defense focused intently on generating turnovers, it's exactly what DC Alex Grinch wants to see.

4. Before Charleston White made a heck of a pick in the spring game, he had a great pass break up in the first scrimmage. It was a well thrown ball by Falk on the receiver's outside shoulder but White timed it perfectly to leap up and swat it away.

3. Running back Keith Harrington used about four different moves on four would-be tacklers to rip off a 20-yard gainer during a WSU scrimmage, leading many to think he's going to play a pivotal role in the WSU backfield in 2015.

2. Kache Palacio is the starter at the RUSH position but Ivan McLennan has made some head-turning plays this spring, including one in the first scrimmage where he blew past the o-line containment at Mach 1 and got to Falk for a "sack."

1. In the red zone, an area that stymied the Cougs last season, Falk connected with Gabe Marks on a fade route that featured a stellar one-handed grab for a TD against tight coverage from Marcellus Pippins.

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