Luke Falk was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week, and WSU got a kickoff time for its Nov. 7 game vs. Arizona State

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Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is on fire at the moment, and everyone is starting to notice.

For the second time this season, Falk has been named the Pac-12’s offensive player of the week. Falk, a sophomore, completed 47-of-62 passes for a season-high 514 yards and five touchdowns in WSU’s 45-42 win over the Wildcats last week.

The Logan, Utah native has put up huge numbers in his last three games.

  • vs. Oregon: 50-of-74, 505 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT
  • vs. Oregon State: 39-of-50, 407 yards, 6 TD, 2 INT
  • vs. Arizona: 47-of-62, 514 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT

Falk’s 16 touchdowns from the last three weeks surpasses the number of touchdowns all but 19 FBS quarterbacks have thrown this entire season.

Falk leads the NCAA in completion percentage (72.9) and pass completions (282), and has averaged about 40.29 completions per game.

Here’s where he stands nationally in a number of other statistical categories:

  • 2,885 passing yards — No. 3 nationally
  • 403.3 yards total offense per game — No. 3 nationally
  • 174 points responsible for — No. 4 nationally
  • 26 passing TDs — No. 4 nationally

WSU announces 12:30 p.m. kickoff for Arizona State game

Washington State announced Monday that its Nov. 7 game against Arizona State will kickoff from Martin Stadium at 12:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

This continues the trend of afternoon games for WSU (5-2 overall, 3-1 Pac-12), which has also had one night game — this weekend’s 7:30 p.m. Halloween match up against Stanford — this season.

Now, more links:

— I’m sure you’ve heard, but ESPN’s College GameDay is going to Temple in Philadelphia, Pa. instead of coming to Pullman this weekend.

— SB Nation says ESPN should have picked WSU over Temple.

— KING 5 offers a reason why ESPN picked Temple over WSU

— Bowl projections continue to list the Cougars in two main bowl games. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has WSU in the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU (Sat. Dec. 19), while Brett McMurphy has the Cougars slotted for a Sun Bowl matchup against Pitt on Dec. 26. CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm agrees with McMurphy that the Cougs will play in the Sun Bowl, but he thinks they will face Louisville. SB Nation sees the Cougs in the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State.

—  Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman-Review says the Cougs are winning games where it matters most — up front

— ranked Luke Falk as the Pac-12’s top QB this week

— also gives the Cougars its comeback-of-the-week award