Washington State University defeats Montana State, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Pullman, Wash.
Luke Falk vs. the record book: To be continued. Falk vs. Montana State’s defense: No contest.
Relief generally isn’t the emotion spilling out of Pac-12 football players when a lesser opponent is handled the way the 24th-ranked Cougars handled the Bobcats. But unlike most of their neighbors in the AP Top 25, the Cougars don’t take wins like these for granted. They haven’t. Maybe they can now. The Big Sky beast is off their back.