This was not the start the Washington State Cougars were looking for. After leading at halftime 10-0, the Cougars allowed Portland State, an FCS school, to come back and win the season opener 24-17.
Worse news for Washington State is that quarterback Luke Falk had to leave the game late in the fourth quarter after he dove for a first down. Falk landed on his left shoulder and did not return to the game.
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Peyton Bender, Falk's replacement, came into the game and promptly through an interception, which sealed the game for Portland State.