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By SI Wire
November 01, 2014

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday was carted off in the first quarter of Saturday's game against USC after appearing to suffer a severe lower-body injury.

Halliday lay on the field screaming in pain after being tackled by Trojans defensive tackle Leonard Williams following a pass.

Washington State head coach Mike Leach told reporters after the game that Halliday was in surgery, but would not specify what the injury was. 

Halliday leads the nation with 3,833 passing yards this season. The senior has completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 32 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Halliday also set the single-game FBS record for passing yards (734) in an Oct. 4 loss to Cal. 

Freshman Luke Falk replaced Halliday in the game. The Cougars are 2-6 (1-4 Pac 12) this season.

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