WSU Cougars quarterback Luke Falk has been named to yet another award watch list.
Washington State’s starting quarterback, Luke Falk, has been named to the Manning Award Watch List, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Monday afternoon.
Falk, a junior, was one of 30 quarterbacks nationwide named to the watch list for the award created in honor of the college football accomplishments of quarterbacks Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only national quarterback award that takes bowl performances into consideration.
In his first full season as the Cougs’ starting quarterback in 2015, Falk led WSU to a 9-4 record and topped the nation with a average of 380.5 passing yards per game. The Logan, Utah native finished the year with 4,566 passing yards and a school record 38 touchdown passes and was selected to the All Pac-12 first team. He was also named a finalist for the Burlsworth Award, which goes to the best player in college football who began his career as a walk-on.
Falk has played his way onto the national radar, and he goes into this season on the watch lists for the Davey O’Brien Award, the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award.
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Falk has also been hailed “the messiah of the Palouse” by the always colorful Gabe Marks — his favorite target — and is considered a dark horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy.
The list of 10 finalists for the Manning Award will be announced on Nov. 30, with the winner announced on Jan. 11, 2017.