It's been a half of frustration for Washington State in the first half of the 2014 Apple Cup as the Cougars trail the Washington Huskies 14-0 at halftime.
WSU has struggled to find any consistency moving the ball, as drops caused drives to stall and a pair of turnovers terminated the final two drives.
UW was able to convert the first of the two turnovers -- a fumble by Vince Mayle deep in WSU territory -- into a touchdown when Cyler Miles found Kasen Williams with a jump ball right over the head of Marcellus Pippins. Pippins had a free shot at an interception when Miles underthrew John Ross earlier, but he dropped the ball.
The second turnover came with about 30 seconds left in the half when Falk bought time before trying to hit Isiah Myers down the field, but Falk never saw Ross, who had read his eyes and dropped into the passing lane.
For his part, Falk looks tentative, rarely throwing to his first read. He's just 12 of 24 for just 141 yards and that interception. His receivers haven't exactly helped him out, but he looks as if he's suffering some ill aftereffects from last week's five turnover performance against Arizona State.
Outside of that touchdown, Miles has been worse; he's 13 of 22 for 93 yards and an interception.
Mayle leads WSU with 68 yards receiving on four catches, while Jaydon Mickens leads UW with 54 yards on six catches.
A hugely frustrating half for WSU, which has outgained UW 183-167. The Huskies will receive to start the second half.