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No. 24 Washington State shuts out Montana State

(TSX / STATS) -- For the first time in Mike Leach's six seasons at the helm, Washington State opened the season with a win as the No. 24 Cougars picked up a 31-0 victory over Montana State at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

It was an efficient win and a welcomed change for Washington State fans, who had watched their team lose season openers to FCS teams each of the past two seasons.

"You want to be 1-0, so that's fantastic," Leach said. "Now we just need to move forward from that."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Murray1597
Passing TDs: C. Murray15
Rushing Yards: C. Murray1124
Rushing TDs: C. Murray10
Receiving Yards: M. Herbert497
Receiving TDs: M. Herbert5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at 24 Washington State L 0 - 31
9/9 vs. South Dakota State L 27 - 31
9/23 at North Dakota W 49 - 21
9/30 vs. Weber State L 17 - 25
10/7 vs. Portland State W 30 - 22
10/14 at Eastern Washington L 19 - 31
10/21 at Northern Colorado W 27 - 24
10/28 vs. Idaho State W 28 - 14
11/4 vs. Kennesaw State L 14 - 16
11/11 at Northern Arizona L 36 - 37
11/18 vs. Montana W 31 - 23
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
12 Southern Utah 7-1 9-3
11 Weber State 7-1 11-3
17 Eastern Washington 6-2 7-4
25 Northern Arizona 6-2 7-5
Sacramento State 6-2 7-4
Montana State 5-3 5-6
Montana 5-3 7-4
California-Davis 3-5 5-6
North Dakota 2-6 3-8
Northern Colorado 2-6 3-7
Idaho State 2-6 4-7
Cal Poly 1-7 1-10
Portland State 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4366 (52)
Passing Yards: 1622 (108)
Rushing Yards: 2744 (11)
Points per game: 25.3 (56)
Yards per game: 396.9 (45)
Touchdowns: 36 (50)
Field Goals: 5 (109)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4476 (78)
Passing Yards: 2634 (83)
Rushing Yards: 1842 (75)
Points per game: 25.0 (52)
Yards per game: 406.9 (87)
Touchdowns: 31 (37)
Field Goals: 17 (119)