CORVALLIS – Connor Halliday never stepped foot in Reser Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but his presence was overwhelming. One week after Halliday’s brilliant senior season came to a premature end, Washington State players said they were inspired by their fiery senior quarterback in a 39-32 triumph over Oregon State. Redshirt freshman Luke Falk played brilliantly in Halliday’s absence.
November 8, 2014
CONNOR HALLIDAYS's shoes won’t be quickly filled, but Luke Falk offered a glimpse of what could be an outstanding WSU career this past Saturday. Falk’s first collegiate start comes Saturday on the road against a Beaver squad whose season is threatening to spiral out of control. Oregon State has dropped four of their last five and is barely clinging to hopes of a lower-level bowl game. But …
November 6, 2014
PULLMAN— The thick fog may have blurred the vision of those watching WSU's 44-17 loss to the Trojans on Saturday but the reason for WSU's receiving drops was clear as day to Mike Leach. He called them mental mistakes, and he was absolutely certain they were not the fault of backup quarterback Luke Falk.
November 1, 2014
SOMETIMES THE GAME just isn’t all that complicated. When the Cougs play host to USC on Saturday (Pac-12 Networks, 1:30 p.m.) Wazzu can put themselves in Position A by winning the turnover battle, and the majority of the battles in the trenches. Indeed, here’s exactly how WSU can send Southern Cal home with a loss.
October 31, 2014
PULLMAN— A steady diet of chatter emanated from the practice field on Wednesday as the Cougar football team, and especially the defense, came out burning like a fire. Ivan McLennan shouted from within a spirited huddle for the second straight day, and the defense looked stout for most of the time against the scout offense. But don’t forget about the WSU offense, either. They looked good, too.
October 29, 2014
PULLMAN — Cougar punter Jordan Dascalo was given an audition at placekicker at WSU's Tuesday practice, while receiver Vince Mayle took a shot returning kickoffs. Dascalo was accurate on most of his tries, which came from a variety of middle distances, and the power behind those kicks was clear: sound echoed across Rogers Field each time he sent a ball crashing into the trees beyond the goal posts.
October 7, 2014