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WSU 14 - ASU 47
Final @ Sun Devil Stadium

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Playing without top receivers Michael Bumpus and Jason Hill because they have ankle injuries, the Washington State Cougars lost 47 to 14 tonight at Arizona State in Tempe.

Washington State quarterback Alex Brink completed 14-of-30 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted twice.

The loss dropped the Cougars to a record of 6 and 5 overall and, 4 and 4 in the Pac-10. It was their third straight defeat against the Sun Devils.

The bowl-eligible Cougars will wind up their regular season in Pullman next Saturday at 3:45 p.m. with their Apple Cup game against the Washington Huskies.

UW 3 - Stanford 20
Final @ Husky Stadium

SEATTLE, Wash. - It can't get much worse for the struggling Washington Huskies.They were eliminated from bowl contention today after losing their final home game of the season to 19-point underdog and previously winless Stanford, 20 to 3 for their sixth straight loss.

After a 4-1 start, coach Tyrone Willingham's team has dropped to 4-7 overall and 1-6 in the Pac-10.

Michael Braunstein kicked a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter for a Washington lead and that was the end of the Huskies' scoring.

Stanford's 113th-ranked defense limited Washington to 161 total yards and just 97 after the first quarter. The Huskies had dropped passes, poor pass protection and an inability to run the ball against a Cardinal defense that had given up nearly 240 yards per game.

Washington quarterbacks Carl Bonnell and Johnny DuRocher struggled and were banged up. Bonnell left late in the first quarter with a right thigh bruise, but was forced to return in the third quarter after his backup, DuRocher, was knocked out of the game with a concussion.

Washington will try to win its first game since September 30th when it faces Washington State in the Apple Cup in Pullman next Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

Whitworth 44 - Puget Sound 27
Final @ Whitworth Pine Bowl

SPOKANE, Wash. - Visiting Puget Sound scored more points against Whitworth in the first quarter than any other team had tallied against the Pirate defense in an entire game all season. But Whitworth regrouped behind the record setting day of All-American tight end Michael Allan for a 44-27 Northwest Conference victory over the Loggers, giving the Bucs their first ever 10-0 season and outright NWC title.

Whitworth will find out its first round NCAA playoff assignment on Sunday morning, when the NCAA announces the 32 team field on ESPNews at 11:00 a.m. PT. There is a good chance the Pirates will host a first round game.

Boise State 23 - San Jose State 20
Final @ San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jared Zabransky led two scoring drives in the final minutes and Anthony Montgomery kicked his third field goal from 37 yards as time expired in 14th-ranked Boise State's 23-20 victory over San Jose State.

Ian Johnson ran for 149 yards and a touchdown for the 10-0 Broncos. Zabransky was 14-of-20 for 181 yards.

Boise State has two games left against Utah State and Nevada. The Broncos need to win out to have a shot at getting to one of the five BCS bowl games.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

EWU 40 - Idaho State 6
Final @ Woodward Field

CHENEY, Wash. - It was a win 13 Eastern Washington University seniors will cherish forever. But it was also a win to build on for the future for the Eagle football program.

Eastern out-gained Idaho State 364-179 in total offense as the Eagles ended its 2006 football season with a 40-6 victory over Idaho State Saturday at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.

The Eagles, who won the Big Sky Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs the last two seasons, ended their season with a 3-8 mark overall and 3-5 record in the Big Sky Conference. The Eagles have now won their regular season game in seven of their last eight seasons. Obviously, Eastern saved its best for last against the Bengals.

"This was the first time in 11 games that we came out and played a complete ball game and execute the way we wanted to," said EWU head coach Paul Wulff, who concluded his seventh season at the helm. "Now, we have a lot of growing up to do between now and next year."

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