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Luke Falk named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

It's been a congratulatory week for Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, even if he doesn't want to hear about it. Earlier this week he was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week and he was naturally named the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Week, too.

Well, on Thursday he added another honor, as he was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week.

Here is the release from WSU Athletics.
 

Luke Falk Named Maxwell Award Player of the Week
 
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State quarterback Luke Falk picked up another weekly accolade Thursday, earning the Maxwell Award Player of the Week, announced by The Robert W. Maxwell Football Club.
 
Sunday, Falk was named the Walter Camp National FBS Player of the Week, the first Cougar to receive the honor since the 2004 season and Monday, Falk earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. The Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year. This award is presented in honor of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, legendary college player, official and sports columnist.
 
Falk threw for a season-high 514 yards, completing 47-of-62 passes  (.758) with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 172.1 in Washington State’s 45-42 victory over Arizona in Tucson. It was Falk’s third-straight game with five-plus TD passes and pushed WSU to its best start since the 2003 season. 
 
After Arizona cut the lead to 38-35 with 8:01 to play, Falk engineered an 11-play, 76-yard drive that lasted 5:58, culminating with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Marks, one of four on the day for Marks. On the drive Falk was 6-for-6 for 63 yards, added 17 yards rushing and connected with five different receivers. In the first half Falk was 30-of-38 (79 percent) for 335 yards and four TD passes. He connected with Marks for three of those scores (6, 43, 2) and Kyrin Priester for one (6 yards).
 
Falk enters the week second in the NCAA in passing (412.1), third in total offense (403.3) and fourth in passing touchdowns (26), leading the Pac-12 Conference in all three categories.
 
The Cougars host No. 8 Stanford Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
 
 


Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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