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Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday broke his lower left leg against USC, not his ankle, which was previously reported.

Halliday snapped his tibia and fibula when Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams fell on his leg during Nov. 1's game. The senior's collegiate career is over, and he understands his legacy will be those gorgeous video game numbers. "It shows I was an explosive quarterback," Halliday said. "When we got rolling there was not too much other people could do to stop it."
Nov 20 - 8:24 PM

Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game.

Listed at 6'3/219 pounds, Mayle offers size and has caught 86 passes for 1,152 yards and nine touchdowns in Washington State's pass focused offense. The JUCO transfer is also a former basketball player and won a dunk contest at the lower level of competition.
Source: Shrine Game
Nov 15 - 11:24 AM

Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle caught six balls for 143 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 39-32 win over Oregon State.

Redshirt freshman Luke Falk was making his first career start and Mayle's experienced play-making acted as a calming factor for the baby Cougar. Falk was replacing Connor Halliday, who broke his ankle against USC last week. Mayle hauled in a 48-yard touchdown reception, which gave him the school-record for receptions in a season. It was his 83rd. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Mayle looks the part of a future NFL receiver.
Nov 9 - 6:44 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports "that scouts unanimously feel it would be a mistake" if Washington State Cougars redshirt junior DT Xavier Cooper "opted for the draft."

"Since the story a week ago I’ve been hearing west coast scouts unanimously feel it would be a mistake if Cooper opted for the draft and he’s better off returning for another season on the college field," Pauline writes. The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Cooper has great size and strength at the point of attack, and has a good motor, but he isn't terribly explosive. He'll be an eye-of-the-beholder type prospect in war rooms if he decides to make the jump to the NFL.
Nov 7 - 3:17 PM

Former Clemson freshman WR Kyrin Priester has signed a financial aid agreement with Washington State.

Priester had been dismissed from the Tigers in early September for "attitude" issues, per head coach Dabo Swinney at the time. Priester will get another shot to make good on the talent that led him to a 1,116 yard, 13 touchdown season his senior year in high school. He signed a financial aid agreement with Washington State on Wednesday. Priester won't be suiting up until 2016. Coming out of high school, he was the No. 3 rated prep school player and the No. 1 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports.com's rankings. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining once the transfer dust settles.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 5 - 5:51 PM

Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday "was viewed as a possible late round draft pick, but the injury could change that if he is unable to work out for teams prior to the 2015 NFL Draft," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He was viewed as a possible late round draft pick, but the injury could change that if he is unable to work out for teams prior to the 2015 NFL Draft - an unfortunate turn of events for the senior," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-4, 201-pound Halliday broke his left fibula in Saturday's game against USC and will be forced to miss the rest of the season. The Washington State prospect leads the country in passing yards (3,873), pass completions (354) and passing scores (32). It's an unfortunate end to his stellar career, in which Halliday threw for 11,308 yards and 90 touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 4 - 4:10 PM

Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday broke his left fibula in Saturday's game against USC and will miss the remainder of the season.

In the first quarter, Halliday connected with Vince Mayle for a 14-yard gain. On his follow-through, he was hit low by Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams, spinning awkwardly to the turf as his right ankle got pinned at an ugly angle. Halliday underwent surgery on Saturday night, according to HC Mike Leach. It's an unfortunate end to Halliday's prolific career, which saw him throw for 11,308 yards and 90 touchdowns.
Nov 2 - 5:23 PM

Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle hauled in 14 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's setback against Arizona.

Mayle is going to put up a silly numbers this season, playing for a team that never runs, rarely has a lead, and tends not to force opposing offenses to wait before allowing them to score. The fifth-year receiver already has 71 receptions for 926 yards and eight touchdowns. Earlier this month, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler called Mayle an "impressive talent" and an "underrated NFL prospect." The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mayle didn't switch to football full-time until 2012.
Oct 27 - 5:03 PM

Washington State Cougars redshirt junior DT Xavier Cooper will likely declare for the draft this winter, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

This news come as a bit of a surprise, as Cooper is no lock for even Day 2 at this time. "[Cooper's] draft grade draws mixed reviews," Pauline wrote. "While some stamp Cooper as a top 45 pick, area scouts presently grade the junior as a middle (3rd/4th) round prospect at best." The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Cooper has great size and strength at the point of attack, and he's got a fierce motor, but he isn't terribly explosive. He'll be an eye-of-the-beholder type prospect in war rooms.
Oct 24 - 7:22 PM

Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle hauled in six receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 34-17 loss to Stanford.

Mayle has scored a receiving touchdown in six of seven games, and also recorded 75 receiving yards or more in six of seven. On the season, he has 63 catches for 859 yards and eight touchdowns. Earlier this week, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler called Mayle an "impressive talent" and an "underrated NFL prospect." The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mayle didn't switch to football full-time until 2012.
Oct 11 - 6:40 PM

Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday may be forcing scouts to rethink their preseason priority free agent grades, believes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Halliday broke David Klingler's (Houston) NCAA passing yardage record (716, 1990) by throwing for 734 yards in Saturday's loss to Cal. He added six touchdown passes and no interceptions. "Entering the year, Halliday received priority free agent grades from scouting services, but he's making scouts dig a little deeper with his productive 2014 season," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 7 - 5:57 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle an "impressive talent and a "underrated NFL prospect."

"WSU QB Connor Halliday had a big Saturday night, but so did senior WR Vince Mayle (11/263/1) - impressive talent, underrated NFL prospect," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mayle hauled in 11 receptions for 263 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 60-59 loss to Cal. Through six games this season, The Cougars prospect has has 51 receptions, 703 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Oct 6 - 2:57 PM

Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday broke the NCAA passing yardage record by throwing for 734 yards in Saturday's loss to Cal.

Washington State and Cal, which feature the No. 1 and 8 passing offenses, respectively, combined for 1,400 yards of offense in the thriller. Though the 6-foot-4, 198-pound Halliday was on the losing side, he had a night to remember, shattering the NCAA record for all levels. He broke David Klingler's (Houston) 716-yard record set in 1990. In addition, Halliday threw for six touchdowns.
Oct 6 - 12:51 AM

Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle hauled in 11 receptions for 263 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 60-59 loss to Cal.

In this wild, late-night affair, Mayle became an afterthought despite his gaudy numbers. He's collected 51 receptions, 703 receiving yards and six touchdowns through six games. Scouts wanted to see better quickness and speed from Mayle, and he's made subtle improvements in those facets of his game. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mayle didn't switch to football full-time until 2012.
Oct 6 - 12:36 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Washington State Cougars red shirt junior DT Xavier Cooper showed "strong snap anticipation and quick/active hands with pass rush," versus Oregon.

"Washington State DE Xavier Cooper is flashing all over this Oregon tape. Strong snap anticipation and quick/active hands with pass rush," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-4, 303 pound Cooper has the ideal size and strength at the point of attack that evaluators like, but could improve by "gaining more explosiveness," which could assist with shedding blockers, CBS Sports' Rob Rang noted.
Oct 1 - 3:14 PM


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