Falk to go for 400?

Sun Bowl: Can Washington State’s Luke Falk throw for 400 yards vs. Miami?

It’s a pretty simple formula, if Miami hopes to win the Sun Bowl today, it has to contain the Washington State pass game.

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According to oddsmakers at RealBets, Washington State is favored in today’s game, as the Cougars are getting odds of -3 points against Miami. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 62 points. These two meet in the Sun Bowl today at 2PM ET on CBS. The game takes place from the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX.

The Hurricanes (8-4, 7-5 ATS) have had an interesting season, having to fire Al Golden during the year but still winning four of their last five to end the season. Today the Hurricanes meet up with Washington State (8-4, 9-3ATS), a team that won three of its last four games under Mike Leach. The blueprint for Washington State is the same as any Leach team, which is throw the ball a lot. The Cougars were first in the country in passing yards at 397 per game while ranking 128th in rushing at just 79.9 ypg.

Leading Washington State is QB Luke Falk, who has thrown for 4,266 yards and 36 touchdowns this season. He has just 8 interceptions while completing 70.7 percent of his passes. Oddsmakers have given him a very lofty passing total for this game, as his over/under for passing yards is at 395.5. He has passed for at least 396 yards in five games this year. Miami actually has a pretty respectable pass defense, as the Hurricanes allowed just 195.9 passing yards per game this season, which ranks 28th in the country.

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