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HCA: Frankie Luvu, Erik Powell, and Cole Madison all win week 2 WSU awards

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These three Cougs earned team awards after the win over Boise State

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Three players received awards on Monday from Washington State after their triple-overtime victory over Boise State. Frankie Luvu, Erik Powell, and Cole Madison all received team awards after helping lead the team to a 21-point 4th quarter comeback.

The senior linebacker had 5 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery in the win. He also had a huge hit on Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien early in the game. Luvu earned himself this award over Peyton Pelluer who was nominated as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.

After struggling last year, Erik Powell has become one of the most important players for the Cougars this season. Powell has gone completed all three of his field goals this season with his biggest one coming in the first overtime last weekend from 22 yards out. Powell netted himself 11 total points on two field goals and 5 extra points in the victory. He was also the leg behind the punt that bounced off a Broncos player and ended up in the hands of the Cougars.

The first award that was announced on Monday was the Bone award, which was given to Cole Madison. The Bone award given to the best offensive lineman of the week. After giving up 5 sacks and struggling to get the push on the Broncos defense, the Cougars struggled up front and earned a lot of criticism from Mike Leach.

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Football:

Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 2 | Pac-12
OFFENSIVE: Sam Darnold, RSo., QB, USC • Darnold completed a career-best 80.8% of his passes (21-of-26) for 316 yards with 4 touchdowns in USC's win over No. 14 Stanford. • He completed his first 11 passes of the game. • His TDs went 4, 11, 22 and 25 yards. • It was the sixth time in his career he has thrown at least 3 TDs and fourth time with at least 4 TDs. It was the 12th consecutive game that he has thrown for at least 200 yards and the fifth time in his career for more than 300 yards.

Washington State linebacker Pelluer named Pac-12 Defensive Player of Week | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – Washington State inside linebacker Peyton Pelluer caused a major momentum swing in Saturday’s triple-overtime win over Boise State and was rewarded with Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors.

First look: Oregon State at Washington State | The Spokesman-Review
What is it? Oregon State (1-2, 0-0) comes to Pullman to play Washington State (2-0, 0-0) in the first Pac-12 game for either team this season. Where is it? Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Freshman predicts WSU comeback despite 21-point deficit | The Daily World
WSU came all the way back from three scores down to shock Boise State, 47-44

Luke Falk earns starting job for Washington State Cougars on Saturday
Despite being benched -- and then held out as a precaution -- in the Cougars' win last week, Luke Falk will again start for Washington State on Saturday.

Washington State’s Leach unleashes on offensive line during press conference | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – It was supposed to be a badge of honor to play on Washington State’s offensive line this season. Some pundits have considered the group the best in the Pac-12 Conference and one Bleacher Report scribe went so far to the peg the unit as the most talented in college football. But according to the Mike Leach scale, the offensive line wouldn’t even qualify as the best position group on this Cougars team, and right now it wouldn’t be such a stretch to call it the worst.