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This is the third POTW award for the redshirt senior

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Stanford at Washington State Photo by Robert Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Washington State redshirt senior Anthony Gordon was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week on Monday following the Cougars 49-22 victory over the Stanford Cardinal. This is his third conference award this season and his first since September 16th following a win over Houston. He also began his career as a Cougar starter with the award following a win over New Mexico State.

Gordon continued to put up video game numbers as he threw for 520 yards on 44 of 60 passing. He added five touchdowns and threw just one interception in the victory. He connected with eight different receivers en route to his 8th 400+ yard passing game this season. He continues to lead the nation in passing yards, touchdowns, completions, and attempts.

The Cougars and Gordon scored on 9 of their 11 drives which included one drive ending in an interception in the redzone in the second quarter and their final drive ending with taking knees to end the game.

Not only did Gordon earn himself a conference award, he put himself at the top of the Washington State record books with 39 total touchdowns this season. His two-yard pass to Max Borghi in the fourth quarter put him over Luke Falk (2015, 2016) and Gardner Minshew (2019) with two games remaining. The conference record for touchdowns thrown in a single season is 43 set by Jake Browning in 2016.

Gordon and the rest of the Cougar seniors will play their final game in Pullman and at Martin Stadium on Saturday as they host the Oregon State Beavers at 6:00 p.m. as they try to become bowl eligible for a school record fifth straight season.

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Football:

Gordon Named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week - Washington State University Athletics
Gordon earned his third Pac-12 weekly accolade this season.

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For third time this season, Washington State’s Anthony Gordon claims weekly Pac-12 honor | The Spokesman-Review
For the third time this season, Washington State’s redshirt senior quarterback was recognized by the league after ocmpleting 44-of-60 passes for 520 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception in the Cougars’ dominating 49-22 win over Stanford Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Justin Anderson becomes first cornerback to commit to Washington State in 2020 class | The Spokesman-Review
Anderson, a three-star cornerback prospect from Northern California, committed to the Cougars Sunday night, giving them their 17th pledge in the class of 20, their fourth defensive back and their first cornerback.

Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 12 | Pac-12
Weekly honors for Pac-12 Football -- Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

Washington State’s Mike Leach: ‘Have your fun with Senior Day and we’ll try to get a first down’ | The Spokesman-Review
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Basketball:

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Washington State travels to Boise this Wednesday looking to stay undefeated in the 2019-20 season. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. PT from the ExtraMile Arena.

Smith Signs Two For 2020 - Washington State University Athletics
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