NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Six

THE POSITIVE MOJO from Saturday’s Cougar victory against Oregon State didn’t reach most of the Washington State alums playing in the NFL. Of the six former Cougs suited up Sunday, only one did so in a winning effort.

Running back Chris Ivory led the New York Jets to a 34-20 win against Washington, rushing for 146 yards and a TD on 20 carries. He had a nice day catching the ball, too, pulling in all three of the passes targeted to him for 50 yards.

Here’s how the rest of the NFL Cougs performed in week six.

Husain Abdullah, FS, Kansas City, 7th season: Recorded two solo stops in the Chiefs’ 16-10 loss to their Super Bowl IV opponent, the Minnesota Vikings.

Deone Bucannon, SS, Arizona, 2nd season: Tallied seven tackles—2 for a loss and 5 solo—in the Cardinals’ 25-13 fall to Pittsburgh.

Xavier Cooper, DL, Cleveland, rookie: Posted two tackles—including a solo tackle for a loss—in the Browns’ 26-23 overtime loss to Denver.

John Fullington, G, Arizona, 1st season: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Brandon Gibson, WR, New England, 7th season: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Travis Long, LB, Philadelphia, 2nd year: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Vince Mayle, WR, Dallas, rookie: He was in Pullman on Saturday to raise the Cougar flag one week after seeing his first NFL action. He didn't play this week because the Cowboys placed him on the practice squad Wednesday after he cleared waivers Tuesday.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Tennessee, 7th season: The Tacoma native had no recorded stats from the Titans’ 38-10 loss to Miami.

Jeff Tuel, QB, Jacksonville, 3rd season: Did not play; assigned to Jaguars practice squad.

Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago, 3rd season: Targeted just four times while catching two of those passes for 54 yards in the Bears’ 37-34 overtime loss to Detroit.


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