PULLMAN – The Pac-12 Conference record for career passing yards has a new owner as of Saturday afternoon.
Luke Falk needed only 132 yards to to break the old record of 13,600 set by ex-Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion, and the Washington State senior got it done in the second quarter of the Cougars’ game against No. 18 Stanford.
Falk broke the record with his 16th pass of the game, an 8-yard completion to running back Jamal Morrow.
The Logan, Utah, native has scaled to the top of the Pac-12 all-time leaderboard in a number of caterogies this season. Falk came into Saturday’s game as the career leader in pass attempts (1,860), completions (1,280), total offense (13,041) and total plays (2,093).
With only three more touchdown passes, he’ll eclipse USC’s Matt Barkely for that record, too. Falk needed four coming into Saturday’s game, but threw a 12-yard touchdown to Tavares Martin Jr. with 10:49 left in the second quarter.