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Cougs look at WR youth to fill Barton's void

BOBBY RATLIFF

WASHINGTON STATE HEAVILY recruited skill-position talent during its 2010 and '11 signing classes. After wide receiver Isiah Barton suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee versus Utah, that depth figures to receive a test as the Cougars close out the season at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against Washington at CenturyLink Field (TV: Versus). Wulff also provided an update Tuesday on Connor Halliday.

One area where WSU did not need to worry as much about playing its youth this season was wide receiver. The Cougars (4-7 overall, 2-6 Pac-12) started two seniors in Barton, who had 638 yards and five touchdowns on 49 receptions, and Jared Karstetter and sophomore Marquess Wilson That's changed. "It definitely has an impact," Wulff said. "Isiah has made a lot of big plays for us this year. Some...

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