Mike Leach’s debut as Washington State head coach did leave a milestone. The Cougars didn’t score a touchdown in its season opener for the first time since 1971.Washington State did put up some impressive offensive numbers totaling 229 yards passing. Cougar quarterback Jeff Tuel completed 30 of 45 passes but two interceptions.
The run game, well that will get some attention this week in practice. Wazzou -5 yards rushing. Ouch.
“I don’t think coaching-wise we had them prepared to play, for whatever reason,” Washington State head coach Mike Leach said.
BYU quarterback Riley Nelson torched the Wazzou defense. Nelson completed 25 of 36 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns.
"Riley [Nelson] is competitive and so tough," BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "He has great leadership and that suits him really well. He demands respect, and when it's hurry up, he gets everyone to the line and pushes the ball forward."
Here’s the highlights. (Thanks BYU Productions)