DALLAS, Texas - Washington State running back Max Borghi has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List.

Borghi is one of nine Pac-12 running backs named to the watch list for the award given to the nation’s top collegiate running back. Former Cougar running back Jamal Morrow was named to the same watch list prior to the 2017 season.

As a true freshman last year, Borghi was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honorable mention. He finished fifth in the conference with 12 total touchdowns, tied for the most total touchdowns by a freshman in WSU single-season history. Borghi racked up 740 all-purpose yards, rushed for eight touchdowns, averaged 5.1 yards per carry and caught 53 passes for four touchdowns.

Ten semifinalists for the award will be named in November with the winner announced Dec. 12.

The Cougars kick off the 2019 season on Aug. 31 at home against New Mexico State.

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