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WSU 23, Montana State 22

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel (10) scrambles while pursued by Montana State linebacker Aleksei Grosulak during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game today at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

Nico Grasu’s 18-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining capped a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback as Washington State defeated Montana State 23-22 on Saturday to end a 10-game losing streak. The Cougars (1-1) were almost the third FBS school to lose at home to an FCS team on Saturday. Virginia Tech and Minnesota were beaten by lower-division foes. Jeff Tuel threw fourth-quarter TD passes to Andrei Lintz and Jared Karstetter, helping Washington State cut a 22-7 deficit to 22-20. Then, Alex Hoffman-Ellis intercepted Denarius McGhee‘s tipped pass and returned it to the 2-yard line, setting up Grasu’s winning kick/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Will Washington State win again this year?


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