Washington State Wins First Season Opener in Mike Leach Era
PULLMAN, WA —
The Washington State Cougs beat the Montana State Bobcats in a whopping 31-0 victory on Saturday.
Not only was this it’s first shutout since 2013, but this was also the first season opener the Cougs won in the Mike Leach era.
The Cougar defense was unreal.
The Bobcats only had 143 total yards on offense.
With quarterback Chris Murray only passing for 28 yards in the whole game.
WSU’s defense was no. Joke.
Montana State had seven first downs in the entire game and two of them came on fourth down.
The defense was so good, it won Player of the Game!
Defense? Played great.
But what about that Mike Leach air-raid offense?
Well they were firing on all cylinders. In the first half, QB Luke Falk literally was perfect.
He went completed all 20 of his passes, while throwing for 175 yards with two touchdowns.
Falk finished the game with three total touchdowns.
Why's that significant?
Falk is now the WSU career leader in touchdown passes, with 92.
He was giving the ball to his playmakers.
Falk's favorite target? Running back James Williams.
Williams lead the team in receiving, catching 13 passes with 163 yards and two touchdowns.
He also had 48 yards rushing on nine carries.
Jamal Morrow had himself a day as well.
He ran for 89 yards on 10 carries.
In Leach's air raid offense, there seems to be a ground-and-pound element.