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WSU SPRING DAY 13: Young backs gain exposure

GERARD WICKS

PULLMAN — It seems a given that Washington State's defensive MVP during Thursday's spring practice would, well, play defense. But the Cougars' best player on that side of the ball may have been Kristoff Williams. The normally sure-handed senior wide receiver was the center of the two defensive turnovers on what was the final practice before the Crimson and Gray game Saturday.

On both plays, Williams reached out to grab the pass but ended up tipping the ball into the hands of the defender. The first miscue came on a throw from Connor Halliday in 7-on-7s that, after ricocheting off the hands of Williams, floated directly to safety Beau Glover. The defense again put a blemish in Halliday's passing stats in the team period, when junior safety Taylor Taliulu picked off...

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