3 WSU single-season offensive records most likely to fall

ONE THING THE prognosticators are in agreement on - Washington State's offense figures to be a juggernaut in 2016. Here are three single-season WSU records that are in danger of falling in '16.

1. Touchdown passes (38)


Luke Falk already set the single-season program record in 2015 with 38 TD passes, topping Ryan Leaf's 34 from 1997. But Falk also missed 1 1-2 games last year, he has a lot of weapons back and the goal in 2016 is to put teams away quicker. How high could Falk go? Consider that in six games this past season Falk tossed two or fewer TD passes and still nearly hit the 40 TD mark.

2. Receptions (106)

Gabe Marks with 104 grabs last season just missed the record set by Vince Mayle in 2014. And Marks did so despite five games where he caught six passes or less. Marks did set the WSU TD reception record with 15 this past season but whether he can add the single-season reception record this season may ride on how productive WSU's other receiving threats are in '16.

3. Passing yards (4,597)

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Falk finished with 4,561 passing yards last year despite the time missed to injury. Arguing against Falk setting the single-season passing record - WSU has its deepest, most talented group of running backs since Mike Leach has been at WSU. Arguing for Falk setting the record  - those running backs could be poised to catch a whole lot more passes coming out of the backfield.

Other WSU single-season records to keep an eye on:
300-yard passing games: 10 (Falk, 2015)
100-yard receiving games: 7 (Mike Levenseller, 1976)
Completion percentage: 67.3 percent (Connor Halliday, 2014)
Pass completions: 449 (Halliday, 2013)
Pass attempts: 714 (Halliday, 2013)


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