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Cougs Upset #16 Oregon

PULLMAN, Wash  - In their biggest victory since upsetting UCLA in 2004, Washington State upset No. 16 Oregon 34 to 23 today in Pullman to move to within one victory from qualifying for a bowl game. The loss probably ended the Ducks' dream of going to a BCS bowl game. Cougars' little-used tight end Jed Collins caught a touchdown pass and rushed for another score. Collins helped end a scoring drought for the Cougars and Washington State's defense held the league's top offensive team without an offensive touchdown until midway through the fourth quarter. Quarterback Alex Brink had touchdown passes to Collins and Jason Hill as Washington State fixed red zone problems that plagued it the past two weeks. Brink, from Eugene, Oregon, was 20-for-23 for 179 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted once. The Cougars improved their record to 5 and 3 overall and, 3 and 2 in the Pac-10. The Ducks dropped to 5 and 2 and, 3 and 2. Washington State is at UCLA next Saturday.
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