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Falk throws 3 TDs, No. 19 Washington State beats Utah 33-25

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Washington State Cougars are officially one victory away from being named Pac-12 North champions, and their College Football Playoff hopes remain alive.

Luke Falk threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns and No. 19 Washington State beat Utah 33-25 on Saturday.

The Cougars are now one win from winning the North and playing in the conference championship game for the first time since the league created divisions in 2011.

''For the last three years, we've been right on the cusp of the thing,'' Washington State coach Mike Leach said. ''We'll see. This is a good group. We've won a lot of games in the Pac-12 in the last three years. We need to win another one.''

Washington State (9-2, 6-2) led from start to finish and could have won by more, but settled for five field goals despite moving inside the Utah 30 on those possessions. The Utes turned over the ball on three of its first four possessions, all in the first quarter, but the Cougars found the end zone on just one of the extra opportunities.

Utah (5-5, 2-5) had seven turnovers on the day and has lost five of its last six games.

Chima Onyeukwu picked off Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley's pass with 58 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Falk set the Pac-12 career touchdown passes record in the second quarter. The Logan, Utah, native surpassed former USC quarterback Matt Barkley with his 117th touchdown pass and finished with 118.

''The only thing I'm after is a championship win and we're one game away,'' said Falk. ''If we do our job and put it in, it's not as close of a game and we don't have to put that stress on the defense.

The ''Air Raid'' offense was held in relative check by a stout Utah defense that was put in bad positions all game. It finished with 338 total yards and just 27 on the ground. Falk also threw two interceptions.

Tavares Martin Jr. had 10 catches for 64 yards and a touchdown for Washington State.

''Our defense was lights out tonight,'' Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. ''But it wasn't enough to overcome seven turnovers. Going minus-4 before (the Hail Mary interception), can't win doing that. ... It could have very easily got out of hand in the first half, but our red-zone defense was tremendous.

''Most important stat in football other than the score is the turnover margin and we were on the wrong end of that by a long shot.''

The Washington State defense played well throughout, bottling up the Utah run game and harassing Huntley. Defensive end Hercules Mata'afa entered the game as the league's second leading sack artist with 6.5 and added three more Saturday. Huntley finished with 305 passing yards, one touchdown, three interceptions and 51 rushing yards on 20 attempts. He was sacked seven times. Running back Zack Moss had 32 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts.

''Mental mistakes by us (early) and it cost us,'' Huntley said. ''We've got a lot of things to work on.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Washington State: Things couldn't have gone any better for the Cougars this weekend. Stanford beat Washington to put the three teams in a tie with two Pac-12 losses. The Cougars own the tiebreak over the Cardinal and have just one game remaining - against rival Washington. An Apple Cup victory in the regular-season finale would clinch the North Division. WSU last won a conference title in 2002 when it tied USC. The program last won the conference outright in 1930.

Utah: The Utes can be proud of their defense, but the offense reverted to its struggling ways with an erratic run game. The turnovers are unacceptable. Utah's goal is simply to become bowl eligible and it needs to win one of its final two games to get there.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Cougars should move up in the poll and College Football Playoff ranking with No. 17 Virginia Tech and No. 12 Michigan State losing.

INJURY UPDATE

Utah leading receiver Darren Carrington did not play and was on the sideline in street clothes. Defensive end Kylie Fitts left the game and was seen with his arm in the sling. Starting safety Chase Hansen and linebacker Sunia Tauteoli, also, did not play due to an undisclosed injuries.

STADIUM EXPANSION

Utah athletic director Chris Hill said the south end zone of Rice-Eccles Stadium will be renovated by 2021. An email survey will be sent to fans out soon to gather information. The South end zone currently holds both locker rooms and the renovation could increase seating capacity.

''This is the biggest project we'll have in 20 years,'' Hill said.

UP NEXT

Washington State: Travels to face quarterback Jake Browning and No. 9 Washington on Nov. 25.

Utah: Travels to face the Huskies on Saturday in Pac-12 action.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:19
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
33
25
Touchdown 6:19
1-T.Huntley complete to 11-R.Singleton. 11-R.Singleton runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
68
yds
02:04
pos
33
24
Point After TD 8:23
46-E.Powell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
33
18
Touchdown 8:23
4-L.Falk complete to 9-I.Johnson-Mack. 9-I.Johnson-Mack runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
24
yds
02:12
pos
32
18
Two Point Conversion 13:40
1-T.Huntley complete to 87-S.Fakailoatonga. 87-S.Fakailoatonga to WST End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
18
Touchdown 13:40
2-Z.Moss runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
9
plays
53
yds
01:11
pos
26
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:20
46-E.Powell 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
44
yds
02:51
pos
26
10
Field Goal 11:00
46-E.Powell 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
0
yds
01:34
pos
23
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:02
46-E.Powell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
10
Touchdown 3:07
4-L.Falk complete to 17-K.Sweet. 17-K.Sweet runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
19
10
Point After TD 8:33
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
10
Touchdown 8:33
2-Z.Moss runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
77
yds
00:44
pos
13
9
Field Goal 11:25
97-M.Gay 56 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
56
yds
01:11
pos
13
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:54
46-E.Powell 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
9
yds
01:11
pos
13
0
Field Goal 6:18
46-E.Powell 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
24
yds
01:52
pos
10
0
Point After TD 9:31
46-E.Powell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:31
4-L.Falk complete to 8-T.Martin. 8-T.Martin runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
51
yds
03:01
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 27
Rushing 3 9
Passing 15 13
Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Conv 10-21 4-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 332 330
Total Plays 86 75
Avg Gain 3.9 4.4
Net Yards Rushing 27 59
Rush Attempts 17 35
Avg Rush Yards 1.6 1.7
Net Yards Passing 305 271
Comp. - Att. 40-69 21-40
Yards Per Pass 4.4 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-6 7-34
Penalties - Yards 10-69 7-69
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 3 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 6
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 2 4
Punts - Avg 5-37.8 4-42.3
Return Yards 62 88
Punts - Returns 2-28 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-53
Int. - Returns 4-34 2-35
Kicking 7/8 3/4
Extra Points 3/3 2/2
Field Goals 4/5 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
19 Washington St. 8-2 1376733
Utah 5-4 01001525
305 PASS YDS 271
27 RUSH YDS 59
332 TOTAL YDS 330
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58% 311 3 2 104.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.8% 3224 29 10 139.1
L. Falk 40/69 311 3 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 511 3
J. Morrow 7 32 0 9
J. Williams 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 381 1
J. Williams 6 9 0 4
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 -109 0
L. Falk 3 -9 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Martin Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
10 64 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
65 769 9
T. Martin Jr. 10 64 1 11
I. Johnson-Mack 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 54 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
57 530 5
I. Johnson-Mack 7 54 1 14
R. Bell 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 504 3
R. Bell 5 52 0 25
D. Patmon 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 281 0
D. Patmon 5 42 0 22
K. Sweet 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 40 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 460 2
K. Sweet 5 40 1 18
D. Martin 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 245 3
D. Martin 1 20 0 20
J. Williams 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
59 383 3
J. Williams 3 19 0 8
J. Calvin 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 281 3
J. Calvin 2 15 0 8
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 403 5
J. Morrow 2 5 0 3
B. Arconado 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 66 1
B. Arconado 0 0 0 0
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
L. Falk 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
H. Mata'afa 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 3.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 3.0
H. Mata'afa 8-0 3.0 0
D. Molton 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Molton 6-0 0.0 0
J. Woods 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
J. Woods 6-0 0.0 0
L. Tago 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
L. Tago 5-0 0.0 0
D. Sherman 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Sherman 4-0 0.0 0
J. Rogers 37 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
J. Rogers 3-1 2.0 0
R. Taylor 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 3 0.0
R. Taylor 3-0 0.0 1
H. Dale 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
H. Dale 3-0 1.0 1
F. Luvu 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 1.0
F. Luvu 3-1 1.0 0
S. Harper Jr. 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
S. Harper Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
J. Thompson 34 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 4 0.0
J. Thompson 2-0 0.0 1
M. Strong 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
M. Strong 2-0 0.0 0
J. Talbott 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Talbott 1-0 0.0 0
M. Pippins 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Pippins 1-0 0.0 0
D. Hanser 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Hanser 1-1 0.0 0
D. Ekuale 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Ekuale 1-0 0.0 0
I. Dotson 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
I. Dotson 1-1 0.0 0
C. Onyeukwu 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
C. Onyeukwu 0-0 0.0 1
N. Oguayo 30 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Oguayo 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Powell 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/5 3/3
SEASON FG XP
19/23 42/43
E. Powell 4/5 44 3/3 15
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Sweet 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 39.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 38.4 5
K. Sweet 4 39.8 1 50
M. Cox 94 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 30.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 26.6 1
M. Cox 1 30.0 1 30
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 4.1 4 0
J. Morrow 1 4.0 4 0
D. Martin 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
D. Martin 1 24.0 24 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.8% 305 1 3 112.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 1953 13 9 137.8
T. Huntley 21/39 305 1 3
T. Williams 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 -200.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.3% 631 2 4 112.3
T. Williams 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
118 432 3
T. Huntley 20 51 0 32
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 29 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
150 769 7
Z. Moss 12 29 2 6
J. Howard 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 35 0
J. Howard 1 0 0 0
D. Henry-Cole 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 186 2
D. Henry-Cole 1 -6 0 -6
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -18 0
D. Simpkins 1 -15 0 -15
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 99 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 285 1
D. Simpkins 4 99 0 71
R. Singleton 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 87 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 344 2
R. Singleton 6 87 1 23
S. Nacua 45 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 261 1
S. Nacua 5 49 0 14
S. Wilson 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 357 1
S. Wilson 2 26 0 19
B. Thompson 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 65 0
B. Thompson 2 23 0 12
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 179 0
Z. Moss 1 12 0 12
K. Fulks 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 0
K. Fulks 1 9 0 9
S. Fakailoatonga 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 37 0
S. Fakailoatonga 0 0 0 0
D. Carrington II 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
58 830 6
D. Carrington II 0 0 0 0
J. Jackson 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
J. Jackson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Thompson 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
D. Thompson 10-1 0.0 0
K. Luafatasaga 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 1 0.0
K. Luafatasaga 6-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
J. Johnson 6-0 0.0 0
C. Ballard 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 2 0.0
C. Ballard 5-1 0.0 1
C. Hughes 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Hughes 5-0 0.0 0
B. Anae 6 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
B. Anae 3-0 1.0 0
T. Burgess 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Burgess 3-0 0.0 0
J. Guidry 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. Guidry 2-0 0.0 0
K. Young 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
K. Young 2-1 0.0 1
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
B. Hobbs 2-0 0.0 0
J. Blackmon 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
J. Blackmon 2-0 0.0 0
T. Strong 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Strong 1-0 0.0 0
C. Barton 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
C. Barton 1-2 0.0 0
F. Mokofisi 45 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
F. Mokofisi 1-0 0.0 0
P. Tonga 49 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
P. Tonga 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Gay 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
22/26 30/30
M. Gay 1/2 56 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Wishnowsky 33 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
38 45.4 2
M. Wishnowsky 4 42.3 1 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 53.0 53 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 31.3 53 0
D. Simpkins 1 53.0 53 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:35 WASHST 29 0:44 3 3 Punt
12:32 UTAH 46 3:01 10 46 TD
8:10 WASHST 49 1:52 5 24 FG
5:05 UTAH 19 1:11 4 -1 FG
2:09 UTAH 27 0:53 3 6 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:19 WASHST 25 1:53 4 25 Punt
8:29 WASHST 25 5:27 12 75 TD
0:32 WASHST 28 0:00 1 -5 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WASHST 25 2:02 8 46 INT
12:34 UTAH 12 1:34 3 0 FG
9:11 WASHST 39 2:51 9 44 FG
2:33 WASHST 3 1:13 3 6 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:40 WASHST 25 2:44 8 31 Punt
10:35 UTAH 14 2:12 7 19 TD
6:19 WASHST 25 3:10 9 -12 INT
0:58 WASHST 49 0:14 3 6 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UTAH 25 1:15 3 9 Punt
12:42 UTAH 26 0:00 1 20 Fumble
9:31 UTAH 25 1:14 4 24 INT
6:13 UTAH 25 0:58 4 56 Fumble
3:49 UTAH 25 1:28 4 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:12 UTAH 21 1:11 11 51 FG
9:17 UTAH 20 0:44 5 80 TD
2:50 WASHST 37 2:11 9 9 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:46 UTAH 45 0:00 1 55 INT
10:55 UTAH 25 1:34 4 0 Punt
6:15 UTAH 25 3:33 9 23 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:14 WASHST 43 1:11 9 43 TD
10:47 UTAH 14 0:04 2 0 Fumble
8:23 UTAH 25 2:04 8 75 TD
3:03 UTAH 13 2:00 8 36 INT
0:31 UTAH 10 0:24 4 10 Game