Luke Falk sets Pac-12 record in Washington State's win over Oregon State
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk set a Pac-12 record with six first-half touchdown passes to pace the Cougars to a 52-31 win over Oregon State on Saturday in Pullman.
Washington State alums were treated to a clinic on Homecoming (mainly so in the first half), as Falk carved up the Beavers to the tune of 407 yards on 39-50 passing and those six scores, which also equaled a school record held by Connor Halliday and Jason Gesser. In the first two quarters alone, Falk went 28-33 for 323 yards through the air.
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Falk made every throw imaginable, whether it was connecting on an end zone fade, throwing deep over the middle or squeezing a ball in between two defenders. He also was superb in keeping the chains moving, leading the Cougs to 32 first downs (23 in the first half) and an 8-for-12 conversion rate on third down.
This isn’t the first time he’s had success against the Beavs – Falk’s first collegiate start came at Oregon State last season, as he led the Cougs to a 39-32 in Corvallis and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for his 471-yard, five-touchdown performance. In two games against Oregon State, Falk is 83-111 (75 percent) for 878 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions (both in the second half Saturday when the game was pretty much out of reach). Hashtag efficient.