PHOTO ESSAY: Scrimmaging with the Cougs

PULLMAN -- Despite a few starters taking a seat, tired legs and an assortment of bumps and bruises, the Cougar D cracked pads with authority while Ian Bell was a dual threat on offense during Washington State's third and last formal scrimmage of fall camp this weekend. Presented in living Technicolor, this exclusive crimson and gray 20-shot pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.

Tony Thompson reaches into the shadows to make this tough grab. The redshirt freshman tight end was also spot-on as a long snapper during Saturday's scrimmage

Fevaea'i Ahmu takes off after Brink. The defensive tackle was a disruptive force during the third and last formal scrimmage of fall camp

Safety Michael Willis and WR Andy Largent meet in one of several big collisions on the day

Punter Darryl Blunt's afternoon included two 50-plus yard rockets

Ian Bell moved from corner to running back this season, with good result during Saturday's scrimmage

Mkristo Bruce closes in. The Cougar defensive tackle has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, Ted Hendricks Award, Lott Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award headed into the 2006 season

QB Alex Brink crosses the cross goal line on a 15-yard dash up the middle

Jesse Taylor secures the purchase on the pigskin, one of two catches on the day for the senior tight end

K Romeen Abdollmohammadi went 5-for-5 on the day, with a long of 37 yards

Running back Dwight Tardy eyes the lane out on the Palouse

Bell gained 20 yards on five touches with the running back picking up another 31 hashes on three receptions

A pair of crimson clad defenders were required to slow the progress of wide receiver Brandon Gibson

Alex Brink was 8 of 15 for 103 yards on the day, with another 37 yards rushing on three carries

Backed up on his goal line, running back Kevin McCall finds FS Husain Abdullah and a few of his friends lying in wait

WR Keith Rosenberg out of Bellevue took a 6-yard pass from Ballard's Cole Morgan over the goal line for one of two Cougar TDs on the afternoon

Defensive end Kevin Kooyman in hot pursuit

Willis, a true sophomore, gets in position to lower the crimson boom

Bell finds himself surrounded by a crimson quartet on this play during Saturday's scrimmage

QB Kevin Lopina will sit this year out for the Cougs after transferring from K-State, with 3-to-play-3 starting in 2007

The Washington State defense Saturday allowed the offense 75 rushing yards on 21 carries

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