Quarterback Luke Falk is glad for the rest after No. 15 Washington State opened the season with 11 consecutive games.
Next week, the Cougars get a chance to win the Pac-12 North and earn a spot in the league title game when they face No. 16 Washington in the Apple Cup in Seattle. But Falk's focus this bye week is on healing all the bumps and bruises, including perhaps to the ego.
Falk, a senior who owns just about every significant Pac-12 career passing record, has twice been benched for lack of production this year. "You don't want to see someone doing your job," Falk said this week. "Ultimately as the quarterback you've got to put the ball in the end zone."