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WSU Practice: Will Pistol knowledge pay off?

WSU Practice: Will Pistol knowledge pay off?

PULLMAN—There’s not a lot of mystery to what the Cougars expect to face against Nevada on Friday following a long practice on Monday. Or is there? The Wolfpack run a pistol offense that the Cougars worked to replicate in their team periods, using a wide receiver as a simulator of Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo. But is the 2014 pistol similar to the one two WSU assistants are familiar with?

Gabe Marks continued to develop his role on the team by lining up as a quarterback and even switching jerseys with scout quarterback Erik Anderson midway through practice. Fajardo ran for 68 yards last week against Southern Utah (and passed for 303). Marks on Monday flashed his speed against the first and second team defenses, breaking away for some long runs at times out of the pistol formation...

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