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Redshirt freshman quarterback Luke Falk shines in relief of Connor Halliday at Washington St

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (4) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The Cougars beat the Beavers 39-32. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (4) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The Cougars beat the Beavers 39-32. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)  (The Associated Press)

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk isn't Connor Halliday but he did a pretty fair imitation in his first career start.

Falk threw for 471 yards and five touchdowns without an interception as the Cougars beat Oregon State 39-32 on Saturday, earning the former walk-on Pac-12 offensive player of the week honors and providing a bright spot for Washington State.

This after throwing for 370 yards and two touchdowns two weeks ago against Southern California after taking over for Halliday, whose college career ended with a broken ankle suffered in that loss.

Falk said that he said a prayer after watching Halliday writhe on the ground before going into the game in relief.