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Luke Falk named Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist

For a third straight season, Falk is on the list.

NCAA Football: Stanford at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Falk had one heck of a game last Saturday. During his final game in Pullman, the quarterback threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, including one to cap off one of the best game-winning drives you will ever see.

Falk got rewarded for his performance. On Monday, he ended Khalil Tate’s three week reign of terror by being named Pac-12 offensive player of the week. On Tuesday, his complete body of work was awarded with a semifinalist nod for the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award.

The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced 16 semifinalists today. The award, which goes to the top college quarterback in the nation. It’s the third year in a row that Falk has been named a semifinalist for the award.

After his performance against Stanford, Falk leads the Pac-12 with 2,913 passing yards and 26 touchdowns — even after missing big chunks of time against Boise State and Arizona. Falks 68.3 completion percentage is also the fourth-highest in the NCAA.

Falk is one of four Pac-12 signal callers to be named a semifinalist, joining Arizona’s Khalil Tate, USC’s Sam Darnold and Washington’s Jake Browning.

Three finalists will be announced on November 20. Those three will make the trip to New York for the ESPN College Football Award show on December 7.

Football

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Soccer

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Volleyball

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