Difference makers: Gardner Minshew adds more highlights to Heisman campaign, Calvin Jackson Jr. scores first touchdowns
A school passing record fell Saturday night when Minshew threw a program-record seven touchdowns to go along with his 473 yards. The fifth-year graduate transfer completed 43 of 55 passes and threw touchdowns to six receivers.
Calvin Jackson Jr.
Jackson Jr. was on the end of two of Minshew’s touchdowns – the first two receiving TDs of his Washington State career – catching one in the first quarter and another in the second. The Independence Community College transfer who starred in the Netflix series “Last Chance U” finished with five receptions for 85 yards.
The junior cornerback who’s started in place of Sean Harper Jr. made two key plays to give the Cougars’ offense the ball back. Strong made a backpedaling interception on Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate in the first quarter, then fell on Gary Brightwell’s fumble in the end zone in the second quarter. Both turnovers led directly to WSU touchdowns on the other end.