Washington State WR Tavares Martin Jr. dismissed from team

Washington State will be without its top two pass catchers when it faces Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 after the school dismissed junior Tavares Martin Jr. from the team, according to ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura.

Martin led the Cougars this season with 70 receptions for 831 yards and 9 touchdowns in 11 games. He was suspended for WSU’s 28-0 win over Colorado on Oct. 21 for a violation of team rules.

The Cougars have also lost sophomore Isaiah Johnson-Mack, who earlier this month announced he intended to transfer closer to his family in Florida. Johnson-Mack, who caught 60 passes for 555 yards and 5 scores, has claimed WSU coach Mike Leach has denied his release.

WSU senior quarterback Luke Falk will still have plenty of options to throw to. Freshman Renard Bell (36 catches, 525 yards, 3 TDs) and junior Kyle Sweet (50 catches, 481 yards, 2 TDs) figure to become his primary targets, while running backs Jamal Morrow and James Williams have combined for 117 receptions, 896 yards and 8 scores.

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