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Cougars Win Instant Classic in OT!

Boise State silenced the crowd  in Martin Stadium after an interception return for a touchdown put the Broncos up 21 points in the 4th quarter.  The Cougs went on to put up 21 unanswered points with their back up quarterback Tyler Hilinski, before the end of the quarter and shock the Broncos in triple overtime 47-44. WSU was looking to avenge a loss from last season against Boise State, and got off to a slow start.  Former Cougar legend Mark Rypien’s nephew Brett, used 6 plays to start out the game and go up 7-0 early.  The following drive, Luke Falk drove the Cougs right down the field, but on 3rd and goal, Falk was intercepted by Boise State’s Tyler Horton.  The Cougs redeemed themselves the next Boise State possession. Herc Mata’afa hit Rypien from behind and forced a fumble that Robert Taylor ran in to tie the game at 7.  The remainder of the first half was a defensive battle, the offenses couldn’t get much going and both teams went to the locker room tied up at 10.  Wazzu had only 148 yards of total offene and 116 through the air in the first half.  On how the receivers…
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Cougs Scratch Up Bobcats

After 2 years of home opening losses to Big Sky teams, the Cougs put together a dominating performance on both sides of the ball and dominate Montana State 31-0 to start the season 1-0 for the first time since 2011.  Senior quarterback Luke Falk threw for 311 yards on 33 of 39 passing, including starting the game with 20 completions in a row as the Cougs dominate the Montana State Fighting Bobcats 31-0. There was sense of calm in this team throughout the game.  WSU has struggled with running quarterbacks made it a point early on not to give up the big play and to stay grounded defensively by defending for the long pass as well as the option.  Bobcats quarterback Chris Murray was running for his life most of the game.  The Cougs held Murray to 5 of 12 passing for 28 yards, most of which were in the second half when the game was all but over for the Bobcats.  Murray added 55 yards on the ground, but collectively, the Cougs held the Bobcats to 143 yards of total offense. Coach Mike leach said following the game, “We had a steadiness and consistency that I thought was positive…
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