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UPDATE: Cougars dominate Portland State

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Pullman, Wash. - The WSU Cougars triumphed over the Portland State Vikings 59-21 in their first win of the 2014 season.

The Cougars kicked off their first game of the 2014 season with an air raid offense that scored early and often. By half time, WSU led 28-0. The win came after two losses, including one in Seattle- considered their technical home opener. 

WSU has not lost a non-conference game at Martin Stadium since 2000. 

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PULLMAN, Wash. - After an 0-2 start to the season, the Washington State Cougars returned to Pullman Saturday night to face the Portland State Vikings.

The team's season-opener in Seattle was technically the first 'home game," but Saturday's game is the first at the newly renovated Martin Stadium. Saturday morning Blake Jensen toured the new stadium and interviewed former WSU quarterback Jason Gesser.

"The thing that I really enjoy about [Martin Stadium] is not only how nice it is, but how functional it is," Gesser told Blake. "You can really get a lot of use out of it." Gesser said there is a new effort to bring former players back to games through the creation of the WSU Legends Lounge, one of the new features of the stadium, which welcomes former athletes prior to kickoff to hang out.

"It gives them a chance to see what it's like and be involved again," Gesser said. "That's a huge piece for a lot of former athletes."

Gesser said he was surprised by how much the campus comes together ahead of football games in Pullman. 

"Everything that goes into every little thing here, it is phenomenal," he said. "It's the whole university coming together, putting things together... that's the coolest thing about it."

After two defeats, WSU fans in Pullman say they are hoping for a comeback.

"I feel like they have not performed that great over the last two weeks," one fan told SWX. "I feel like they have the opportunity to do better."

Kickoff was at 5 p.m.

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