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Luke Falk completed 47 of 62 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 45-42 win Saturday at Arizona

MAKING BIG PLAYS when it counts. That is the new way Washington State finishes games as the Cougars won third third consecutive conference contest for the first time since 2003 with a 45-42 victory at Arizona. Luke Falk completed 47 of 62 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns in the victory.

First Quarter

 

WSU 7-0 10:28 mark: Gabe Marks 6-yard pass from Luke Falk (Erik Powell kick)

Key play: On third-and-5 at Arizona's 24-yard line, Falk found River Cracraft for a 13-yard completion

Drive length: 10 plays, 78 yards; Drive Time: 4:32

WSU 14-0 2:46 mark: Marks 43-yard pass from Marks (Powell kick)

Key play: On first down from his own 20, Falk found Robert Lewis for a 31-yard completion

Drive length: 4 plays, 80 yards; Drive Time: 2:46

 

Second Quarter

WSU 14-7 14:30 mark: Jared Baker 1-yard run (Casey Snowron kick)

Key plays: Arizona converted a trio of third downs during the drive. The first came on third-and-3 at the Wildcats' 32 when Anu Solomon found Cayleb Jones for a 32-yard completion. On third-and-8 at WSU's 43, Solomon connected with Johnny Jackson for a 13-yard completion. Finally, on third-and-10 at the Cougars' 20, Solomon hit Jackson for a 14-yard completion.

Drive length: 13 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 3:16

14-14 12:02 mark: Nate Phillips 70-yard punt return (Skowron kick)

Drive length: 0 plays, 0 yards; Drive Time: 0:00

WSU 21-14 8:19 mark: Marks 2-yard pass from Falk (Powell kick)

Key play: On third-and-6 from his own 42, Falk found Marks for an 11-yard completion

Drive length: 9 plays, 78 yards; Drive Time: 8:19

WSU 28-14 6:51 mark: Kyrin Priester 6-yard pass from Falk (Powell kick)

Key play: Andre Dillard forced a Shun Brown fumble, which was recovered by Nate DeRider, at Arizona's 23

Drive length: 4 plays, 23 yards; Drive Time: 1:21

WSU 28-21 4:22 mark: Baker 7-yard run (Skowron kick)

Key play: On third-and-1 at WSU's 13, Baker broke off a 6-yard run

Drive length: 8 plays, 81 yards; Drive Time: 2:21

WSU 31-21 0:24 mark: Powell 25 FG

Key play: On third-and-3 from his own 32, Falk found River Cracraft for a 14-yard completion

Drive length: 13 plays, 67 yards; Drive Time: 3:58

Third Quarter

 

WSU 38-21 8:34 mark: Gerard Wicks 1-yard run (Powell kick)

Key play: Falk found Kyle Sweet for a 28-yard completion on third-and-19 to Arizona's 7

Drive length: 11 plays, 84 yards; Drive Time: 5:18

WSU 38-28 0:22 mark: Jones 3-yard pass from Jerrard Randall (Skowron kick)

Key play: On third-and-1 at WSU's 40, Randall scrambled for an 8-yard gain

Drive length: 11 plays, 80 yards; Drive Time: 3:48

 

Fourth Quarter

WSU 38-35 8:07 mark: Baker 6-yard run (Skowron kick)

Key play: On fourth-and-2 at WSU's 15, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez eschewed a field goal. The decision paid off when Randall scrambled for a 9-yard gain

Drive length: 12 plays, 67 yards; Drive Time: 4:11

WSU 45-35 2:03 mark: Marks 9-yard pass from Falk (Powell kick)

Key play: On fourth-and-goal at Arizona's 7, Falk gained 3 yards on a keeper

Drive length: 11 plays, 76 yards; Drive Time: 5:58

WSU 45-42 0:44 mark: Jackson 20-yard pass from Randall (Skowron kick)

Key play: On the first play from scrimmage, Randall found Jones for a 38-yard completion to WSU's 20

Drive length: 5 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 1:19


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