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Former Montana State quarterback Travis Lulay is set to start for the B.C. Lions in the Canadian Football League opener Thursday night against the two-time defending Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes.  

"We're confident coming in," Lulay said Wednesday. "Montreal's been the class of the league for the last couple of years. It's normally one of those games you circle on your schedule and we just happen to get them at the gate. It'll be a great test for our team, to find out where we are. But we also go in with some confidence that if we play well we can win."

Lulay helped lead the Lions to the playoffs last year after replacing Casey Printers in the starting lineup, completing 205 of 318 attempts for 2,602 yards and nine touchdowns. Lulay also ran 62 times for 396 yards and three TDs.