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Washington State quarterback Luke Falk completed 29 of 53 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars defeated Miami 20-14

THE READ OPTION is not exactly a staple of the Air Raid. But Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, who completed 29 of 53 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns, utilized it to secure an 11-yard gain that enabled the Cougars to run out the clock and secure a 20-14 Sun Bowl win Saturday against Miami.

WSU (9-4), which won its first bowl game since defeating Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl, did not score any points during the second half for the first time in three seasons. The Cougars also did not have a skill position player finish with 100 yards.

First Quarter

WSU 7-0 at 12:41 mark: Jamal Morrow 31-yard pass from Luke Falk (Erik Powell kick)

Key play: On second-and-12 from his own 23-yard line, Falk found John Thompson for a 29-yard completion.

Drive length: 6 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 2:19

7-7 at 5:45 mark: Stacy Coley 4-yard pass from Brad Kaaya (Michael Badgley kick)

Key play: Kaaya connected with Coley for a 4-yard completion on fourth-and-3 to the Cougars' 32.

Drive length: 15 plays, 69 yards; Drive Time: 6:56

Second Quarter

WSU 10-7 at 6:33 mark: Powell 30 FG

Key plays: WSU was looking at a possible three-and-out before Falk found River Cracraft for a 29-yard completion to Miami's 40 on third-and-8. Later, Falk again connected with Cracraft for a 9-yard completion to the Hurricanes' 12 on fourth-and-4.

Drive length: 14 plays, 58 yards; Drive Time: 6:13

WSU 17-7 at 1:10 mark: Gabe Marks 25-yard pass from Falk (Powell kick)

Key plays: Falk's pass to Kyrin Priester on third-and-5 at WSU's 34 only went for 4 yards. But a roughing the passer penalty against Miami's Al-Quadin Muhammad kept the drive alive. Another penalty later on third-and-10 at the Hurricanes' 46 negated a Falk incompletion when Artie Burns was cited for holding Marks.

Drive length: 8 plays, 71 yards; Drive Time: 2:32

WSU 20-7 at 0:00 mark: Powell 25 FG

Key play: Justin Vogel's 22-yard punt gave the Cougars possession at Miami's 42.

Drive length: 4 plays, 34 yards; Drive Time: 0:26

Fourth Quarter

WSU 20-14 at 13:10 mark: Mark Walton 5-yard run (Badgley kick)

Key plays: Braxton Berriors broke off a 60-yard run on the first play of the possession to WSU's 5.

Drive length: 2 plays, 65 yards; Drive Time: 0:33


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