WSU's Luke Falk makes history

IT’S MONDAY AND water is still wet. In other words, Washington State’s Luke Falk has been named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. It is the third time this season Falk has captured the honor -- no other Cougar has ever accomplished that in a single season. And while research is ongoing, we haven’t yet found a Pac-10/Pac-12 player in the record book with three in a season either.

Falk, a third-sophomore quarterback for the Cougars, threw for 497 yards, completing 36 of 55 passes and five touchdowns with one interception in Washington State’s 38-24 win over Arizona State on Saturday.

What makes the numbers more impressive is WSU went three-and-out twice to start the game and Falk’s pick came in WSU’s third possession.  In the second half, Falk completed 20 of 27 tosses for 349 yards with four touchdowns.

All four touchdown drives in the second half covered more than 70 hashes. WSU had three scoring drives in the game that were 90 yards or more.

In the fourth quarter, Falk was 11 of 26 for 238 yards and three scores, helping secure WSU’s third come-from-behind win of the season.

Falk’s passing yardage vs. ASU was the third-highest of a Pac-12 quarterback this season... Falk is now just competing with himself when it comes to that -- he  owns the top two marks as well.

In addition to Falk’s third Pac-12 POW, he also won the weekly award last year in his first collegiate start against Oregon State. 

That means Falk has won the Pac-12 Player of the Week four times in 12 career starts. 

We’re pretty sure that’s a conference record, too. 

NOTABLE NOTE:
Falk leads the nation in passing, taking over the top spot this week at 415.1 yards per game.


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