ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Tommylee Lewis was one of 12 cuts announced by the Detroit Lions on Friday.
Lewis was the receiver involved in the controversial play late in last year's NFC...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marlon Mack looks around the Indianapolis Colts locker room and sees the continually changing nameplates.
On Monday, Charcandrick West and Marquis Young went up on...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck will miss another week of practice as he continues recovering from a lower left leg injury.
He last practiced July 28. The Colts already had said the injury...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach isn't interested in addressing accusations made by Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson that Leach deliberately talked down the draft stock of a...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State running back James Williams is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Williams made his announcement on social media on Saturday. Williams and the Cougars closed out their season on Dec. 28 with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl.
SEATTLE (AP) — Of all the impact players on the standout defense for No. 16 Washington, Ben Burr-Kirven might be the most unassuming.
He doesn't seek attention. Doesn't celebrate every play he makes. All he does is make tackles, and make them at a rate rarely seen at Washington in the past three decades.
While quarterback Gardner Minshew is getting most of the attention, running backs James Williams and Max Borghi have also helped fuel the rise of No. 8 Washington State this season.
Williams and Borghi play key roles in the complex Air Raid offense, which is mostly geared to passing.
In Saturday's 31-7 blowout of Colorado, the Cougars rushed a season-high 33 times for 131 yards. The two running backs added eight catches for 77 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When Washington State fell behind on Saturday, the Cougars' offense responded, and that's part of the team's mindset, said quarterback Gardner Minshew II.
"Any time our backs are to the wall, we're going to come out swinging," Minshew added.
Minshew threw for 430 yards and five touchdowns as Washington State scored 28 straight second half points to beat Oregon State 56-37 on Saturday night.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Washington State's starting quarterback wasn't publicly known until the offense took the field Saturday against Wyoming.
But graduate transfer Gardner Minshew knew he was the starter and responded by throwing for 319 yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars gained a 41-19 season-opening win over the Cowboys.
Minshew, who transferred from East Carolina, completed 38 of 57 attempts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Southern California last faced Washington State in 2014, safety Chris Hawkins remembers preparing for an offense ready, willing and able to throw the ball on nearly every play.
The No. 16 Cougars are still capable of airing it out, but the fifth-ranked Trojans expect to face a slightly more balanced version of the Air Raid approach on Friday night.
It's true that No. 23 Washington State gets most of its yards via the pass in coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense. It's also true that Washington State this year has the most productive running backs in the Pac-12.
Put those two facts together and you have a pretty good explanation for why the Cougars are having one of their best seasons in recent history. Washington State (8-3, 7-1) remains in the hunt for a league title heading into Friday's Apple Cup against No.6 Washington.
Of all the things that have changed for Washington State in the past few weeks none can match the transformation of the Cougars' offense.
This is still home of the "Air Raid" offense with Luke Falk at the helm. But it's the ground attack that's been the dominant component over the past two weeks.
What in the name of Mike Leach is going on here?
"I'm a big fan of balance," Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks said. "At this point in my career I realize what it can do for you. I like it."
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach is famous for his Air Raid passing offenses.
Turns out the Cougars have a ground game too.
Washington State rushed for 280 yards and six touchdowns to beat Oregon 51-33 on Saturday, sending the Ducks to their third consecutive loss.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The mind of Marcellus Pippins of Washington State was racing as he saw the loose football on the turf at Martin Stadium.
He bent down and scooped the ball up, and one thought ran through his brain.
"Run fast, don't get caught," Pippins said.
He gave no thought to diving on the football.
"It was me and the touchdown," said Pippins, who ran 72 yards for the score that helped ignite Washington State's 56-6 win over Idaho on Saturday.