Should Luke Falk be in the Heisman Trophy conversation?
Despite its impressive 7-3 overall record and 5-2 record in Pac-12 play, Washington State cannot win the Pac-12 North. However, that should not deter Heisman Trophy voters from considering Cougars QB Luke Falk for the nation's most prestigious award.
Falk has guided the Cougars to five wins in their last six games, including road upsets over Oregon and UCLA.
Entering Saturday night's game against UCLA, Falk had accounted for 81 percent of his team's total offense, tops in FBS. Falk also ranks first in the country in passing yards (4,067), second in touchdowns (35) and second in completion percentage (70.3).
While it's likely that Falk will not be invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony, his candidacy is worth a look. Falk has been the most consistent and productive quarterback in the Pac-12 conference. You could've said the same thing about last year's Heisman winner: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.
At the very least, Falk should be in contention for the Pac-12's offensive player of the year. Falk has thrice been named the Pac-12's offensive player of the week this season and figures to be one of the top candidates for the honor, along with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey.