Cougs Pull Through Against Feisty Vandals - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Cougs Pull Through Against Feisty Vandals

Posted: Updated:

PULLMAN, Wash - Alex Brink threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns tonight as Washington State beat Idaho 45-28.

Michael Bumpus caught eight passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars. It was the seventh straight win for Washington State in the rivalry between the two schools, which are just 8 miles apart.

Idaho led in the early going, but the Cougars pulled away late in the second quarter to take a 31-21 lead at halftime, and extended that in the second half. Brink completed 26 of 36 passes and was intercepted once. Last week he completed a school record 38 passes in a win over San Diego State. Idaho freshman quarterback Nathan Enderle threw for three touchdowns, but was intercepted four times.

In the 90-year rivalry between Washington State and Idaho, WSU leads with 70 wins. Idaho has 17 wins, and there have been three ties.

Brink, a senior and four-year starter, is now Washington State's career leader in pass completions with 624, passing Jason Gesser's 611.

Longtime Washington State assistant Robb Akey is in his first year as coach of Idaho.