PULLMAN – There wasn’t another quarterback in the country who had a better Week 5 than Washington State’s Luke Falk, according to the Davey O’Brien Foundation.
The group recognized Falk as the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week after the senior signal-caller lead the Cougars to a 30-27 upset win over No. 5 USC Friday at Martin Stadium. Falk was 34-for-51 with 340 passing yards and two touchdowns in the game. He became the Pac-12’s all-time leader in completions and moved into second for all-time touchdowns.
Senior kicker Erik Powell was named one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week after a spotless outing against the Trojans. Powell was 3-for-3 and hit from 44 yards, 33 yards and 32 yards – the last of those a game-clinching field goal with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Cougars coach Mike Leach won The Dodd Trophy Coach of the week after guiding WSU to its first top-five win in over a decade. Beating the Trojans boosted the Cougars to No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and kept them unbeaten on the season at 5-0.