The Montana State Bobcats defense kept the score close going into halftime (14-0), but the offense struggled throughout the entire game, and in the end, the 24th ranked Cougars of Washington State were too much for the Bobcats beating them 31-0 in Pullman, WA.

Luke Falk, WSUs Heisman Trophey candidate quarterback, was 20-20 at one point and ended up throwing for 311 yards and three touchdowns. He was 33-39 on the night with no interceptions. Chris Murray for the Bobcats, who was under heavy pressure for most of the his passes, finished 5-12 passing for only 28 yards and one interception. The Bobcat offense managed only 143 total yards and seven first downs against the Cougars.

The Bobcats will be at home this coming Saturday night for their home opener against South Dakota State. Game time is 6 p.m. It's the annual Gold Rush game, so be sure to wear your gold t-shirts available at the MSU bookstore and at Universal Athletics.

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