WSU's Falk Earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Honors - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

WSU's Falk Earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Honors

Luke Falk earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading the Cougars past Rutgers. Luke Falk earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading the Cougars past Rutgers.

After leading his team to a crucial road win at Rutgers on Saturday, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.

Falk threw for a season-high 478 yards, completing 47-of-66 passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Washington State's come-from-behind, 37-34 win over the Scarlet Knights.

The sophomore saved his best performance for last, leading the Cougars on a 10-play, 90-yard drive in 1:31, capped with an 8-yard TD pass to River Cracraft with 13 seconds remaining. He completed his first 13 passes and ended the first half 24-of-29 for 201 yards and guided two WSU touchdown drives after Rutgers had taken leads in the fourth quarter.

Falk's 478 yards are the second-most of his career and the third time in five career starts he has eclipsed the 400-yard mark. The win marked WSU's first victory against a Big Ten school since defeating Purdue in the 2001 Sun Bowl, and first win in the Eastern Time Zone since 1996.

Linebacker Gionni Paul of Utah was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, and wide receiver Bralon Addison of Oregon picked up the honors for his play on special teams. WSU kicker Erik Powell was also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week.

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