Washington State QB Connor Halliday says he broke his leg, not his ankle

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday says he broke his leg against Southern California, not his ankle as was widely reported.

Halliday, the nation's passing leader, said Thursday that he broke his tibia and fibula when a USC player fell on his leg early in the Nov. 1 game. He says the break was closer to his ankle than his knee.

Coach Mike Leach had told the media that Halliday's ankle was broken. Halliday says doctors predict he will be running in three months and should be fully recovered in about five months. He plans to try out for the National Football League, which has long been his dream.

Freshman Luke Falk has filled in for Halliday, and will lead the Cougars in this Saturday's game at No. 13 Arizona State.