By the numbers: WSU vs. Idaho State

VEGAS LIKES WASHINGTON STATE, apparently. The opening line has since gone up and WSU is favored by even more than they were earlier in the week. Here's some of the numbers surrounding the Cougs 2011 season opener…

0 – The number of times WSU and Idaho State have previously met.

.596 – Jeff Tuel's career completion percentage, which through his first two seasons compares favorably to Ryan Leaf (.523) and Drew Bledsoe (.531) after their first two campaigns at WSU.

14 – The number of times since 1990 that the Cougs have won their home opener.

19 – The number of times WSU has shut out a Big Sky opponent.

29 – points WSU is favored by in this afternoon's game. The open was 27.5.

42 – The number of times WSU has won against Big Sky schools, in 44 tries.

91 – No. of yards Cougs averaged per game running the ball last year (includes sacks)

116 – The Cougs begin their 116th season of football this year.

2003 – The year WSU last shut out an opponent. (Idaho, 25-0)

2006 – The year WSU last scored a safety. (Stanford)

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