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Andrew Cyr | | November 4, 2017

Washington State's Luke Falk sets Pac-12 passing record

  Falk set the Pac-12 record Saturday afternoon with 13,642 passing yards through halftime.

The Pac-12 has been home to some of college football’s best quarterbacks and past Heisman trophy winners, and now Washington State’s Luke Falk stands alone atop the decorated list in one major category.

Falk set the Pac-12 passing yards record Saturday afternoon in the Cougars’ game against Stanford, eclipsing former Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion’s previous record of 13,600.

The redshirt-senior quarterback appeared in six games during his freshman season, starting the final three for Washington State. He threw for 4,566 yards during his sophomore campaign and last year totaled 4,468 passing yards. Through nine games entering Saturday, he has passed for 2,573 yards in 2017.

Falk threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns in Cougars' 24-21 win over Stanford to break the record.

Washington State has two regular season games remaining at Utah and No. 12 Washington before postseason play.

Player Passing yards School Years played
Luke Falk 13,806 Washington State 2014-Active
Sean Mannion 13,600 Orgon State 2011-14
Matt Barkley 12,327 USC 2009-12
Jared Goff 12,195 California 2013-15
Carson Palmer 11,818 USC 2011-14
Connor Halliday 11,308 Washington State 2011-14
Derek Anderson 11,249 Oregon State 2001-04
Alex Brink* 10,913 Washington State 2004-07
Marcus Mariota 10,796 Oregon 2012-14
Cade McNown 10,708 UCLA


*Alex Brink's bowl game stats not included.

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