Keith Harrington is the Cougars' most consistent scoring threat. His dad is as thrilled as you are.
If I’d asked you at the beginning of the season to pick one guy as the most consistent scoring threat for the Cougars, who would you have chosen? Gabe Marks? Dom Williams? River Cracraft? Kyrin Priester?
As the Cougars embark on their bye week, that honor goes to redshirt freshman running back Keith Harrington, the only player who has scored in all three games for Washington State.
Harrington had a big game last week — six carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, with four receptions for 22 yards thrown in for good measure. He has three touchdowns and 162 all-purpose yards through the first quarter of the season,and he’s now comfortable enough with the offense that he’s only going to get better as the season progresses.
“I’m starting to get the plays more and more, I’m getting a feel for the game, and it’s kinda like high school again — just go out there and play,” Harrington said.
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Harrington’s emergence is huge for the Cougars because it gives them a credible running threat who also happens to have great hands and can be dynamite on screens out of the backfield.
“He’s been really good in practice, but of course he didn’t play at all last year, he’s kind of emerging,” Mike Leach said. “I thought the first couple of games he was a little tight, but I think he’s developing into a real weapon as far as making people miss. He’s emerging out of the backfield too.”
Harrington’s dad is as stoked as you are about his performance thus far. Here’s his reaction to Harrington’s 36-yard TD run last week against Wyoming.
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It’s a bit of a slow news week for now because WSU is on a bye. But, Adam Jude, Percy Allen and myself have combined to produce the first installment of what will be the Seattle Times’ weekly Pac-12 power rankings.
We have Washington State ranked No. 10 at the moment, but ahead of Oregon State and Colorado. Pac-12 play begins this week, and the Huskies take on Cal, giving WSU fans a nice glimpse of what to expect the week after.
If you missed it yesterday, the WSU vs. Cal game on Oct. 3 in Berkeley, Calif. is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Pac-12 Networks.
Safety Taylor Taliulu has released an album “East Side Story” on Soundcloud. Taliulu goes by the artist name Tay Ali, and his style is best described as contemporary. Street lyrics, some rap. He mentions “Wazzu” a couple of times too.
Here’s a sampling of his talents as you decide whether you want to check out the album.
Like what you hear? The album is available here.