The national anthem has been played and kickoff is a few minutes away here at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Cougars quarterback Luke Falk led the nation in completions last season.
Washington State is 0-5 in its last five season openers. The Cougars have also lost to two Big Sky opponents in each of the past two years (Portland State in 2015 and Eastern Washington in 2016).
Chris Murray attempts his first pass of the game on third and 11 but it goes incomplete. MSU forced to punt and a false start on fourth down bumps the Cats back five yards.
Six different players have caught passes for the Cougars. Quarterback Luke Falk is shredding the Bobcats' zone defense. Earlier this week, MSU defensive back JoJo Henderson said he'd expect to play more zone coverage because the Cougars' "Air Raid" style offense would tire out the defense.
Luke Falk still hasn't thrown an incomplete pass. He's 14 for 14 to start the game, which is already in the second quarter.