PHOTO ESSAY: Scrimmage Two, Up close

PULLMAN -- Washington State won't cross fall camp's midpoint until tomorrow but the second scrimmage out on the Palouse featured highlights galore. The Cougar offense struck early and often and with a pair of sacks, DT Ropati Pitoitua reminded everyone what he can do up front. Presented in living Technicolor, this exclusive crimson and gray 20-shot pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.

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Note: Following tonight's practice, Washington State holds their third scrimmage of the fall on Saturday afternoon, while Sunday's schedule calls for two full-pad practices. Check back on all weekend long for complete coverage.

CB Don Turner and WR Jason Hill go skyward out on the Palouse during the Cougs' second scrimmage of the fall. Scrimmage No. 3 is slated for Saturday afternoon in Martin Stadium

The offense carried the day during the Cougs' second scrimmage but the defense was not without their moments, such as here when Washington State's stop corps, led by DE Mkristo Bruce, display an Eleven Hats to the Football mentality

Running back DeMaundray Woolridge keeps his feet moving. The strong-like-bull true sophomore led all rushers with 7 touches for 75 yards. His first carry of the night was a thing of beauty as the Texan used both speed and a wicked move to take it to the house

In a battle of two of the Cougar lines' bests, 6-foot-7, 312 pound left tackle and honors candidate Bobby Byrd squares off against equally large Ropati Pitoitua, listed this fall at 6-8, 291 pounds

Running back/return man Derrell Hutsona eyes paydirt as he turns on the jets during the Cougars' second scrimmage

Chris Jordan led Cougar receivers with six catches, racking up 74 yards and a touchdown. The senior from Kentlake High has looked stellar this fall, and clearly much healthier than the last two seasons when he's battled through knee injuries

Alex Brink sets up before letting one fly. The junior quarterback was 14 of 20 for 164 yards on the night, with two touchdowns and no interceptions

Starting middle linebacker Greg Trent refuses to let go of tight end Jed Collins

Defensive tackle Fevaea'i Ahmu goes horizontal out on the Palouse

The difficult-to-bring-down Woolridge attracts a crowd of defenders out on the Palouse

Hill makes the catch as CB Ryan Kensok defends and true freshman linebacker Andy Mattingly closes in

A two-part look at cornerback B.T. Walker and wide receiver Finas Rabb. At 6-foot-6, Rabb has the height advantage over the 5-10 corner, but Walker has position

The offensive and defensive roles are reversed, as Rabb plays defender on Walker to bust up any potential interception

The Cougars' starting QB didn't only do it through the air during the second scrimmage

OLB Scott Davis makes the stop, with middle 'backer Trent also closing fast

Backup QB Gary Rogers connected for two touchdown passes on 12-21 passing for 116 yards during the scrimmage

Charles Dillon, one of several rookies to draw praise from the WSU coaching staff this fall camp, makes the grab against tight coverage from cornerback Kensok

Cougar defensive end Lance Broadus looks to shoot a gap. The junior has seen his turns on the front line increase while starter Matt Mullennix, expected to return soon, has been out with a fractured hand

Dwight Tardy was one of six Cougar running backs who combined for 136 yards on 21 carries during Washington State's second scrimmage of the fall

Kicker Romeen Abdollmohammadi, with Rogers the holder, was true on this FG attempt. After going 4-for-4 in the first scrimmage and Bill Doba saying he'd moved past Loren Langley on the depth chart, Abdollmohammadi missed his first two attempts in Scrimmage No. 2 before sending his last two through the uprights. Langley also went 2-for-4 on the night

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