Freshman receiver coming up big for Washington St

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Associated Press

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — It's no surprise that Washington State's receivers are productive in coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense. But it is a surprise that true freshman River Cracraft is among the best of them.

Leach's complicated schemes usually take time to sink in, but Cracraft took to them right away.

As a result, he's caught 28 passes, tied for fourth on the team, for 355 yards. He's averaging 12 yards a catch.

The Cougars (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12) play at Arizona (6-3, 3-3) this Saturday. The game follows WSU's second bye week.

Cracraft, who attended Santa Margarita High School in California, said he has taken his cues from team leaders like quarterback Connor Halliday and top receiver Gabe Marks.

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