Martin Stadium mauling: Six first-half touchdowns lead Cougs to 52-31 win over Oregon State

IN THE MIND'S EYE, Saturday's 52-31 roasting of Oregon State was exactly what Washington State fans envisioned when Mike Leach was hired four years ago. In what became a first-half passing clinic for the Cougars, Luke Falk threw six touchdown passes to lead WSU to an easy win and a 4-2 record midway through the 2015 season.

The Cougars (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) couldn't have been more impressive for a half. Washington State scored six touchdowns and a field goal with seven first-half possessions on the way to a 45-17 halftime lead. Though the Cougars let off the gas during the second half, Oregon State never threatened WSU.

Falk completed 39 of 50 passes for 407 yards and six touchdowns (some, as in the video still above, without having his hand on the laces). Dom Williams led the receiving corps with 11 catches for 158 yards, while Gabe Marks had six catches for 95 yards. Defensively, Shalom Luani had two second-half interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown.

Falk carved up OSU during the first half, throwing touchdown passes of 3, 3, 8, 11, 22 and 23 yards. Jamal Morrow and Williams caught two touchdown passes each.

Washington State's lone score of the second half was a thing of beauty, an 84-yard interception return for a touchdown by Luani.

The 52 points scored against Oregon State was the most by the Cougars since 1991, when WSU beat the Beavers 55-7.

Much, much more coming on this game at Cougfan, including video and written recaps, features and analysis.

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