Falk was first injured at UCLA, saying after the game he had got his bell run. He returned to lead the Cougs to a victory after passing concussion protocol tests at halftime. But last week in the win over Colorado. Falk took a hard hit again with his helmet bouncing off the turf. He laid on the field for nearly 10 minutes and was carted off the field.
This past week has been all about if Falk would play. Todd Milles of the Tacoma News Tribune reported Monday that a No. 4 was in with the quarterbacks group with his helmet on and practicing. But it appears the Cougs will be going with No. 6, Bender, in the 108th Apple Cup.
Bender has only thrown 33 passes in his college career. But he’s not your typical second-year freshman being shoved onto the prime-time Apple Cup stage. CLICK HERE.