Washington State University quarterback Luke Falk was named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Saturday in a 39-32 victory over the Beavers in Corvallis. Making the first start of his career, Falk completed 44 of 61 passes for 471 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.
The redshirt freshman from Logan, UT., threw passes to nine receivers, with five catching touchdowns.
With WSU trailing 10-0 in the first quarter, Falk led Washington State on a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, one of four touchdown drives of 70-plus yards he led during the game. Falk guided WSU to eight of 13 third-down conversions and did not turn the ball over.
His 471 yards and five touchdowns are the most thrown by a Cougars QB in his first start.
Falk received the start after Connor Halliday was lost for the season with a broken leg and ankle. Halliday won the Offensive Player of the Week award following games of Oct. 6.