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Luke Falk (Q / Washington St.)

Luke Falk announced he will return to Washington State in 2017.

Impact

Coach Mike Leach previously stated his belief that Falk would return, and he turned out correct. Falk had an underwhelming finish to the season, throwing two touchdowns and four interceptions in losses to Washington and Minnesota, but he still threw for 4,468 yards and 38 touchdowns in 13 games. Even with some turnover at the Cougars receiver position, Falk will be a highly-ranked college fantasy quarterback heading into 2017.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   369
15 vs Minnesota 6 10 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 13
13 vs Washington 6 10 -6 0 10
12 @ Colorado 18 13 -2 0 -2 27
11 vs California 30 14 -2 0 42
10 vs Arizona 24 12 0 36

Older News

Coach Mike Leach confirmed Luke Falk will return to Washington State for his senior season, Stephanie Loh of the Seattle Times reports.

Impact

There were some questions whether Falk would leave after his junior season for the NFL Draft, but the quarterback has opted to stay another year. In 2016, Falk has completed 413-of-582 passes for 4,204 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He will look to lead the Cougars to a bowl game win over Minnesota on Tuesday.

Luke Falk completed 33-of-50 passes for 269 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions Friday as Washington State fell to Washington 45-17 at home in Pullman.

Impact

Falk tossed three interceptions - a season-high and the most since November of his freshman year - and registered his lowest pass efficiency rating since Oct. 8 in Friday's contest, but still upped his 2016 passing yardage total to 4,204, third-best in Washington State history, after combining for 269 against Washington. He also logged a single touchdown pass in the defeat, leaving him just one short of matching the school-record 38 he posted last year. The junior now exits Week 13 having to date completed better than 71 percent of his pass attempts and averaging an imposing 350.3 yards a game through the air. He next awaits word regarding who the Cougars will play in a post-season bowl game.

Luke Falk completed 26-of-53 passes for 325 yards, three touchdowns and an interception and rushed four times for minus-four yards Saturday as Washington State fell to Colorado 38-24 on the road in Boulder.

Impact

Despite completing a career-low 49.1 percent of his passes and throwing an interception for a second-straight showing, Falk finished Saturday's contest having eclipsed 300 yards passing for the seventh time in eight games and thrown a minimum of three touchdowns for a fifth consecutive appearance. The junior now prepares for a Week 13 showdown against in-state rival Washington pass currently ranked the Pac-12's No. 2 in passing yards per start (357.7) and with a combined 36 touchdowns to his name, second-most in WSU single history. He'll face off against a Husky pass defense presently surrendering just 195.8 yards a game and responsible for 17 total interceptions on the year on Nov. 25.

Luke Falk completed 36-of-50 passes for 373 yards, five touchdowns and an interception and carried twice for six additional yards Saturday as Washington State knocked off California 56-21 at home in Pullman.

Impact

Falk tossed his first interception in 171 pass attempts in Saturday's contest, yet finished the game having set a school record with his 22nd career 300-yard passing game and increased his touchdown total to 33, fourth-most in WSU single-season history. The former walk-on now prepares for a Nov. 19 road showdown against Colorado, the Pac-12's top pass defense, pacing the Pac-12 in both passing and all-purpose yards per game and tied with California's Davis Webb as the conference's No. 2 for passing scores.

Luke Falk completed 32-of-35 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Washington State routed Arizona 69-7 at home in Pullman.

Impact

Falk carved up Arizona through the air on Saturday, completing 91.4 percent of his throws en route to a Washington State and Pac-12 single-game record for 30+ completions, upping his career passing yards to 9,662, third-most in WSU history, and tallying four touchdowns to pass Alex Brink as the Cougars' No. 2 for career touchdown passes with 79. The conference's leader in passing yards per game (359.7) now prepares for a Week 11 contest against California, where he should put up big numbers against a Golden Bears' pass defense currently surrendering 241.2 yards an appearance and having so far this season combined for a distressing TD:INT ratio of 22:9.

Luke Falk completed 33-of-46 passes for 415 yards and five touchdowns and carried three times for minus-three yards Saturday as Washington State edged out Oregon State 35-31 on the road in Corvallis.

Impact

Falk recorded his 10th career 400-yard passing game, upped his career passing yards to 9,351, third-best in school history, and surpassed Jason Gesser for third-most career touchdown passes (75) by a Washington State quarterback after throwing for five scores in Saturday's contest. The junior now prepares for a favorable Nov. 5 home matchup against Arizona pacing the Pac-12 in both passing yards (365.8) and total offense (358.0) per outing and currently sporting a TD:INT ratio of 24:5.