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Brink's last TD pass was a 35-yarder to Brandon Gibson with just 31 seconds left. Brink completed 27 of 40 throws in his 40th and final start. He became the first Cougars quarterback to beat the Huskies three times while setting a record for passing yards in an Apple Cup game.
Washington State's career leader in all major passing categories finished his career fourth in Pac-10 history in passing yards. For Washington, redshirt freshman Jake Locker returned from a scary neck injury two weeks ago to rush for 103 yards and two touchdowns - including a go-ahead, 1-yard run that gave Washington a 35-28 lead with 12:18 remaining.
Locker also threw for 224 yards and a touchdown for the Huskies. The Cougars finish their season with a 5-7 record, including, 3-6 in the Pac-10.
Washington is now 4-8, and 2-7 in the Pac-10, with one game remaining next week against Hawaii.Next for Washington State will be an announcement about the future of coach Bill Doba.
The 67-year-old Doba is 30-29 in five seasons as coach, but hasn't led the Cougars to a bowl since 2003. WSU spokesman Bill Stevens confirmed the school will have an announcement on Doba's future Monday.