Cougars Throttle Nevada

45-7 Cougars Win

Luke Falk dismantled the Wolf Pack, who look to be one of the worst teams in the nation this season. This one was unfair from the get-go, aggravated by a ball-hawking Cougars defense that came away with three interceptions. Don’t let that 7 fool you- this game was 45 to zip with less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

Who Can Stop Luke Falk?

Certainly not Nevada, who let the quarterback put up points at will against their helpless defense. Falk completed 77% of his passes for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns, averaging over 10 yards per completion. Falk completed passes to thirteen different receivers, including five with 4 or more receptions and two over 100 yards. It was a banner weekend for a quarterback who just seems to move from one great performance to the next, although he’s yet to be truly challenged.

Masterful Defensive Performance

The Huskies didn’t work up a sweat against the overmatched Wolf Pack, but held them to what could have been a shutout but for one garbage time touchdown with less than two minutes to go in the game. 3.5 yards per attempt with 3 interceptions, 1.9 yards per carry are about as bad as it gets. The Cougars did particularly well staying on assignment and gave up very few explosive plays.

What’s Next?

Washington State looks to be in fine shape coming into a massive matchup on Friday night- USC comes calling. This is a crucial one for the playoff hopes of the Trojans- and the rising tide of confidence in Pullman. Definitely your game of the week.

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