Washington State’s Record Setting Performances vs Portland State


The Washington State Cougars lit up the scoreboard on Saturday night behind a Pac-12 record-breaking passing performance on offense by quarterbacks Connor Halliday and Luke Falk. The two combined to throw for 630 yards (conference and school records) and seven touchdowns while the Cougs went for 706 total yards (a WSU record).

Halliday also set a career-high passing mark with 544 yards passing on the night. The mark ranks second in conference and school history, only 13 yards short of his own 557 yard performance against Oregon last season.

Isiah Myers led the charge receiving the ball, catching 11 passes for 227 yards (6th in school history) and three touchdowns (ties WSU record), including a couple of acrobatic grabs on the sideline that left PSU CB’s in disbelief. After the game Halliday would say that Myers is the best route runner he’s ever seen and that he’s been “kinda waiting for a performance like this (from Myers).”

Jamal Morrow and Dominique Williams both had 112 yards of total offense and Williams scored twice. Gerard Wicks recorded his first touchdown as a Cougar. Vince Mayle continued his streak of games with a touchdown grab (four) and is the only Cougar to have scored in every game this season.

Overall this was a big win for the program (obviously) but the way the Cougars dominated was encouraging to see, more than the outcome. There was a time in the 3rd quarter where the energy had left the stadium and Portland State had taken some momentum but the Cougars put their foot right back on the gas pedal to finish the game. As a Cougar fan, it was nice to see.