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Washington State’s Peyton Pelluer cracks Top 10 leaderboard for career tackles

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State  linebacker Peyton Pelluer  brings down Utah  quarterback Tyler Huntley  during the second half  on  Sept. 29  at Martin Stadium in Pullman. WSU won 28-24. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer brings down Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley during the second half on Sept. 29 at Martin Stadium in Pullman. WSU won 28-24. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – Longtime Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer continued to climb up the school’s record books Saturday against Oregon.

Pelluer needed one tackle to move into the school’s top 10 and got there in the second quarter when he stuffed Ducks running back CJ Verdell for no gain on first-and-10. The 305th tackle of Pelluer’s career tied him with former Cougars safety Artie Holmes, who played in Pullman from 1985-88.

Pelluer finished with four tackles against the Ducks.

With 11 takedowns against Oregon State on Oct. 6, the sixth-year senior linebacker from Sammamish, Washington, posted double-digit tackles for the third time in as many games – another personal record for Pelluer, who’s played in 47 career games for the Cougars. Pelluer had 12 tackles against USC, then followed it up with 13 in a 28-24 win over Utah.

With 35 more tackles, Pelluer can boost himself into the school’s top five.

The senior captain will also be WSU’s record-holder for career games played by the time the Cougars host Arizona for a Week 11 matchup in Pullman. Former teammates Daniel Ekuale and Gabe Marks have that record with 51 games played.

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