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Luke Falk sets WSU career passing yardage record

He passes Connor Halliday with other amazing names also in his wake.

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

With a 59-yard completion to Renard Bell in the second quarter against Boise State, Luke Falk passed Connor Halliday to become the Washington State Cougars’ all-time leader in passing yardage.

Falk had been struggling in the game, but after five seconds or so of protection from the offensive line, he recognized a busted coverage to find Bell absolutely wide open.

This comes one week after Falk set the school record for career passing touchdowns, leaving him as unquestionably the most statistically accomplished quarterback to play at WSU — and that’s really saying something considering he’s left names such as Drew Bledsoe, Ryan Leaf, Jack Thompson, Jason Gesser and Alex Brink in his wake.

Here’s the new list after that reception:

  1. Luke Falk - 11,320
  2. Connor Halliday - 11,304
  3. Alex Brink - 10,913

It’s an incredible accomplishment for a guy whose story as walk-on-cum-starting-quarterback is well worn ground, but no less amazing because of it. And while the Air Raid certainly has more than a little something to do with Falk piling up all these numbers, his skill and proficiency running the pass-happy offense — combined with his longevity — is among the more impressive accomplishments in Washington State history.