STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Luke Falk threw for 357 yards and four touchdowns to lead Washington State to a second straight win over one of the Pac-12's recent powers, 42-16 against No. 15 Stanford on Saturday night.
Falk connected with Tavares Martin Jr. twice in the first half and added second-half TD passes to Gabe Marks and River Cracraft to help the Cougars (3-2, 1-1) follow up last week's 51-33 win over Oregon by ending an eight-game losing streak to Stanford (3-2, 2-2). The Ducks and Cardinal have combined to win the past seven conference titles.
That streak is in serious jeopardy this year as the Cardinal got blown out for the second straight game, losing in back-to-back weeks for the first time in six seasons under coach David Shaw. Stanford lost 44-6 at Washington last week. The Ducks are 0-3 in conference play.
Making matters worse for the Cardinal was the fact that last year's Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffrey went to the locker room in the second half with an apparent injury and didn't return to the game. McCaffrey came back to the sideline and had his helmet on, but didn't re-enter the game. There was no immediate word on his health.
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