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Luke Falk establishes WSU records for career passing yards, total offense before leaving game with injury

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk surpassed Connor Halliday atop the program’s career passing yardage list on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk surpassed Connor Halliday atop the program’s career passing yardage list on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Luke Falk added to Washington State University record collection Saturday against Boise State but it was a rough night for the senior quarterback.

Falk surpassed Connor Halliday atop the program’s career passing yardage list and moved past Alex Brink into first place in total offense with a 59-yard strike to Renard Bell late in the first half.

The completion bumped Falk’s career passing yardage to 11,320. Halliday finished with 11,304 yards. Falk also broke Brink’s total offense mark of 11,011.

Falk was benched in the third quarter. Tyler Hilinski handled one series, which ended with an interception. Falk returned on the next possession but was drilled by a pair of BSU defenders and stayed on the turf while the Broncos’ Curtis Weaver returned Falk’s fumble 55 yards for a touchdown.

Falk looked woozy and was limping as he left the field. He didn’t return.

Falk became WSU’s career leader in touchdown passes in last Saturday’s win over Montana State.


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