Arrow-right Camera
Sports >  WSU football

Difference makers: Washington State’s Luke Falk, James Williams power offense in win over Montana State

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (4) throws against Montana State during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (4) throws against Montana State during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Luke Falk

Senior quarterback Luke Falk couldn’t miss in the first half, completing all 20 of his passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns as WSU took control 14-0. Falk’s completion streak ended on his first attempt of the second half, but he finished 33 of 39 for 311 yards and three TDs.

Hercules Mata’afa

Junior defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa disrupted Montana State’s offense throughout the first half. It’s rare when a defensive tackle paces a team in stops, but Mata’afa did so in the opening half with five, including 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles-for-loss.

Washington State running back James Williams (32) runs the ball against Montana State during the second half of a college football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State running back James Williams (32) runs the ball against Montana State during the second half of a college football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

James Williams

Sophomore running back James Williams led all receivers with 13 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns. His receptions and receiving yardage set school records for a WSU running back. He added 45 rushing yards.


Subscribe to the Cougs newsletter

Get the latest Cougs headlines delivered to your inbox as they happen.

There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com

You have been successfully subscribed!