PHOTO ESSAY: Crimson and Gray

PULLMAN -- The Cougs wrapped up the spring session this weekend with a final scrimmage set amongst a little bit of rain, wind and even a few snowflakes. The offense moved the ball through the air, while the defense flexed their muscles against the run. And Jason Hill reminded everyone why he's a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the pigskin. An exclusive pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.

SPECIAL NOTE: Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, April 19, at 12 p.m. PT when Robb Akey, defensive coordinator for the Cougs, will be answering questions in the CF.C chat room during a lunchtime chat session. A subscription is required to access the Chat Room, which you can take out for a FREE 7-day test drive. Click here for membership options: CF.C Premium Access –- though the annual Total Access Pass is the best deal, both in terms of price and perks) The chat with Jeff McQuarrie, producer and director of an upcoming new 4-hour documentary about the colorful history of Cougar football has been rescheduled for the following Wednesday.


Alex Brink lets it fly Saturday at Martin Stadium. The junior quarterback, who completed 12 of 19 passes for 181 yards and one score, was voted one of four team co-captains this weekend by his teammates.


Despite this pass, one Jason Hill saw slip through his fingers with Ryan Kensok covering, the senior receiver led all receivers Saturday in yardage with 78 hashes on three receptions.


DE Mkristo Bruce breaks through the offensive line. The senior honors candidate was voted one of four team co-captains this weekend by his teammates. Senior linebacker Scott Davis was voted the other defensive captain, while Brink and Hill are offensive captains. Bruce racked up 67 tackles, including 10 sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2005 along with two fumble recoveries. For his career, Bruce's 18.5 sacks rank sixth all-time at WSU and is 4.5 sacks shy of ascending to the No. 3 spot. DeWayne Patterson (1991-94) holds the top mark with 37.5. Davis has 181 career tackles, with 17.5 tackles-for-loss, five sacks and six fumble recoveries.


Hill snares a pass thrown by Brink. On the play, the senior receiver proceeded to weave his way across the field, making cut after cut to elude the defense for a 55-yard TD score.


Jason Hill dodges the defense on his scintillating touchdown catch and run. The All-America candidate was voted one of four team co-captains this weekend by his teammates. Hill led the Cougars with 62 catches for 1,097 yards and a school-record 13 touchdowns last season. Hill already holds the top career mark with 25 touchdown receptions.


Brink hands off to DeMaundray Woolridge during Saturday's final spring scrimmage. The sophomore running back solidified his spot as the No. 1 running back during Spring Ball, with Dwight Tardy also providing evidence he's someone who can also bang out the tough yards.


Running back Kevin McCall looks to charge upfield after taking the handoff from Gary Rogers.


Isao Puailoa tries to break through the defense Saturday as Lance Broadus and others converge. The defense shut down the running attack Saturday, holding Cougar running backs to just 49 yards on 30 carries. Broadus was one of the standout performers on the day, racking up five tackles including three tackles-for-loss and a sack.


Running back DeMaundray Woolridge attempts to get by Ryan Kensok. Woolridge, along with the rest of the RB corps, found little room to roam against a stout run defense Saturday.


Kensok and Aaron Johnson look to trip up Woolridge. Kensok, who will be a redshirt sophomore this season, started at one of the cornerback spots Saturday.


Cougar fan Andrew Beaudry from Billings, Montana, gets his t-shirt autographed by Alex Brink after the final scrimmage of the spring.


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