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Cougar QB Luke Falk named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award

FOR THE SECOND YEAR in a row, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has been named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, WSU SID announced. Falk is also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to America’s College Player of the Year.

Falk, one for 18 semifinalists for the O'Brien Award, is tops in the nation in completion percentage (74 percent). He is second in the country in passing yards per game (359.7), third in passing yards (3,237), fifth in total offense (353.7), seventh in passing touchdowns (28).

The fourth-year has led the No. 23 ranked Cougars (7-2, 6-0 Pac-12) to seven straight wins including a perfect mark in Pac-12 play. Along the way he has posted four 300-yard games and a trio of 400-yard performances.

WSU SID notes the Davey O'Brien online fan vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process. Fan voting at VoteOBrien.org will reopen today and remain open until Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. for the second round of balloting. Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily per email address.

The other 95 percent comes from the foundation's national selection committee comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners.
 
Three finalists will be named Nov. 22. The winner will be announced Dec. 8.

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