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Highlights and observations from WSU’s practice in Pullman

The Washington State Cougars are back from fall camp and practiced in Martin Stadium for the first time of the 2016 season on Tuesday.

You know who had a good day? Jamal Morrow. Let's get straight to his highlights.

'Twas toward the end of team period, as the offense drew close to the end zone, that Morrow made his mark. From 22-yards out Morrow did run, scampering to the goal line with nary a defender in sight. He reached paydirt untouched, and felt so good the coaches gave him the ball again.

On the second run the defense did lay a hand upon Morrow, barely. He went to the right, cut back to the left with a defender's arm scraping across his chest plate, then danced through the 17 yards between the line of scrimmage and the end zone.

At that point, you gotta try for three, yeah? Yeah. The coaches gave Morrow a third carry and, to my eyes, it looked like he got about 10 of the 12 yards he needed before the play was probably dead. Everybody kept shoving, however, and at some point Morrow's body was in the end zone, so maybe he got a third score. Regardless, quite the sequence for the running back.

Another highlight came when Nnamdi Oguayo, who at 227-pounds is rather slight for a defensive end, pancaked 322-pound Cedric Bigge-Duren with a bull rush.

Today saw the return of Garrett McBroom to practice and the coaches wasted no time putting him right in the thick of things. He ran with the twos at defensive end, behind Oguayo.

John Thompson had a fantastic catch to end team period, holding on to catch a three-yard touchdown pass despite taking a hard shot to the helmet from Peyton Pelluer.

Defensively, Hercules Mata'afa had a couple sacks,  andParis Taylor and Treshon Broughton had nice pass breakups.

That's all for now. Got any questions? Ask them in our live chat tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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