Luke Falk has 323 passing yards and six touchdowns as Washington State leads 45-17 at the intermission against Oregon State

WASHINGTON STATE HAS sometimes struggled to put away inferior opponents during Mike Leach's four-year tenure. But if the first half was any indication, sophomore quarterback Luke Falk appeared determined to put an end to that. Falk completed 28 of 33 passes and six touchdowns as the Cougars built a 45-17 edge at the intermission against Oregon State at Martin Stadium.

Perhaps the biggest telltale sign of the effectiveness of the Air Raid was the volume of receivers with catches and touchdowns during the first half. Nine different receivers had receptions and four caught touchdown passes.
Falk's six touchdown passes in the first half tied a program record for a game.
Meanwhile, senior Dom Williams had 140 yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions.
And it was not just the receivers. WSU only carried the ball 12 times, but the Cougars finished with 76 yards.
While the offense produced, WSU's special teams was more of a mixed bag. The Cougars snuffed out a fake punt and an onside kick, but they also surrendered a 100-yard kickoff return by Victor Bolden.
WSU, which aimed to defeat the Beavers at home for the first time since 2003, outgained OSU 399-155 during the first half.

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