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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Redshirt freshman Luke Falk made his first start and threw for 471 yards and five touchdowns and Washington State snapped a four-game losing streak with a 39-32 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
Tyler Baker caught nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars (3-7, 2-5 Pac-12) who also snapped a three-game losing streak to the Beavers (4-5, 1-5).
Sean Mannion, who set the Pac-12 all-time record for passing yards last weekend in a loss to California, threw for 419 yards and a touchdown. Garrett Owens added four field goals for the Beavers, who have lost four straight.
Falk was making his first start for the Cougars in place of senior Connor Halliday, who broke his ankle last weekend in the first quarter of the Cougars' 44-17 loss to USC. The injury ended the prolific senior passer's college career.