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Luke Falk will pass Marcus Mariota today on all-time TD list

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

Good morning, football fans. It's Oct. 7 and the Washington State Cougars are 5-0, no. 11 in the country and life is good.

Life will be even better if the Cougs come out of Eugene with a win over the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks will either be starting a true freshman at quarterback, or Taylor Alie, a former walk-on and fifth-year senior. Hey! We have a former walk-on and fifth-year senior at quarterback too!

Except ours needs just one touchdown pass to move ahead of former Duck Marcus Mariota for most TD passes in Pac-12 history. Won't it be great when he does it in Autzen Stadium? They should stop the game, present him with a game ball, and play a tribute video on the big screen. That would go over well.

(And if he ends up throwing zero TDs, something has gone horribly wrong, so don't blame me.)

Luke Falk currently has 105 TD passes, matching Mariota's mark. Before you point out that Mariota played only three seasons, know this: Mariota did it in 41 games and Falk will play his 36th career game today. Scoreboard, baby!

USC's Matt Barkley holds the record with 116. It took him 47 games, and the most Falk can play is 44.


So, who will Luke Falk's 106th TD pass go to?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    James Williams
    (52 votes)
  • 35%
    Jamal Morrow
    (165 votes)
  • 39%
    Tavares Martin Jr.
    (187 votes)
  • 14%
    (66 votes)
470 votes total Vote Now



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Old YouTube Clip of the Week

You beat USC in front of an ESPN audience, bring up Woodstock and all of a sudden you're famous. Mike Leach has been famous for a while now, but last week propelled his status, and for good reason. But there was a time when Leach was famous enough to get a cameo in the television series, Friday Night Lights.

  • I really dislike the YouTube videos that are people filming their TV screen, but this is the best I could find.
  • Most of you have probably seen this clip before. Leach is buddies with FNL creator Peter Berg. Note to self: pick your buddies wisely because maybe they'll want you in their TV show someday.
  • Leach is at a gas station asking Eric Taylor for directions. Eric Taylor is the fictional coach of the fictional Dillon Panthers in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It's all fiction!
  • Leach can tell Taylor is down on his luck, so he goes into his well-known "Swing your sword!" spiel. It's a great acting job and if this whole coaching thing doesn't work out, I think he has a future as a cameo actor.
  • Side note: I never watched the TV series so I have no idea what the rest of this episode was like. I don't even know why Taylor was feeling blue. I've always wanted to watch the TV series because the FNL movie is near and dear to me: my cousins went to Permian High School in Odessa and played for the football team. The movie actually uses brief clips of my cousin's team and his house was a 300-yard tee shot from the stadium.
  • It's a quick clip and we see Leach leave in what I believe is a Ford F-150—a solid choice for a vehicle, if you ask me.
  • Thus ends the clip, and perhaps we've just seen the greatest cameo of all time, no? Name a better one. I'll wait.