The Washington State football program received some great news on Monday. While speaking to the media, Cougars head coach Mike Leach announced that star quarterback Luke Falk will be returning to Pullman for his senior season.
Washington State faces Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night, and Leach made sure to state this would not be Falk’s final game leading the offense.
“It won’t be his last game,” Leach said, via the Seattle Times. “We’ll see what his last game means to the program.”
Leach added, “any conversations we’ve had are between us, but I don’t believe he’s leaving.”
This season, Leach threw for 4,204 yards, 37 touchdowns and ten interceptions.
If Falk does return in 2017, there is little doubt he will end his career as the program’s all-time leading passer. Falk, currently third on the all-time passing list with 10,629 yards, trails current leader Connor Halliday by only 679 yards.
Kickoff between the Cougars and Golden Gophers is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Tuesday night’s game will take place at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.
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