In his first game as a Cougar, the transfer linebacker from Nevada had eight tackles, including three for loss, and made the game-saving interception in the waning moments. Henley stepped in front of a pass intended for Idaho’s Jermaine Jackson at the WSU 2 with just 12 seconds remaining.
Edge rushers Ron Stone Jr. and Brennan Jackson led a WSU defense that came up with seven sacks (including three from Jackson), and kept Idaho quarterback Gevani McCoy on the run most of the game.
WSU’s junior running back gained a career-best 117 yards on 18 carries. Despite a fourth-quarter fumble, Watson’s second-half bursts helped quarterback Cameron Ward find his groove late. Ward finished 25 of 40 for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Cameron Ward’s 8-yard scoring pass to Jaylen Jenkins with 10:33 left in the fourth quarter gave the Cougars a 24-10 lead and some breathing room. Washington State had a chance to put the game out of reach, but Dean Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal attempt with 53 seconds went left. Idaho drove the length of the field before Henley’s interception in the final seconds sealed it for the Cougars.