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Cougars claim victory against the Aztecs 45-17

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington State quarterback Alex Brink completed a school-record 38 passes Saturday as the Cougars walloped San Diego State, 45-17. Brink passed for 469 yards and five touchdowns.

Brink was 38-for-47, passing Drew Bledsoe, who completed 37 passed for WSU against Montana in 1992.

Brink's 469 yards is the third-highest total in school history, trailing only his own 531 yards against Oregon State in 2005 and Bledsoe's 476 yards against Utah in the 1992 Copper Bowl.

Brink generously spread his completions to the whole squad, hitting 10 different receivers. Four Cougars caught his five touchdown throws, with Brandon Gibson catching his second TD of the day on a 31-yard pass midway through the fourth quarter.

Gibson finished with seven catches for 116 yards. Michael Bumpus had 10 catches for 118 yards and Charles Dillon caught eight passes for 100 yards. It was the first time three Cougars receivers topped 100 yards receiving since 2002.
     
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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