Oct. 28, 2006
Washington State Post-Game Notes
--Eric Frampton's first quarter interception was his fourth of the season and the eighth straight game the Cougars have intercepted at least one pass...it marks the longest streak by WSU since picking off passes in nine straight games during the 2000 season.
--Brandon Gibson's two touchdown receptions were his first two of the season and the third and fourth in his career.
--WSU's first touchdown of the game, an eight-play, 90-yard drive, marked the 22nd time in the last 23 games the Cougars have scored a touchdown of at least 80 yards...WSU added a 91-yard drive on its next possession...the Cougars now have four drives over 90 yards this season, all resulting in touchdowns.
--Jason Hill's 17-yard touchdown reception was his team-leading seventh of the year and the 32nd of his WSU career, extending his school record...Hill also moved into a tie for second on the all-time Pac-10 list, equaling Ken Margerum (Stanford, 1977-80) and one shy of USC's Dwayne Jarrett.
--Alex Brink's 405 yards passing was a season-high and the eighth-highest single-game output in school history...it also marked the third time he has surpassed the 400-yard barrier.
--Tight end Jed Collins had a career-high 85 yards receiving.
--DeMaundray Woolridge's four-yard, fourth quarter touchdown run was his first of the season.
--Tyron Brackenridge's fourth-quarter interception was his third of the season, second on the team to Eric Frampton.
--The win marked the fourth consecutive conference road win for the Cougars dating back to the 2005 Apple Cup (Washington, Stanford, Oregon State and UCLA).
--Today's victory marked the second time in its last three games the Cougar defense held an opponent scoreless in the second half (California).
--During the last eight games, there have been 11 possessions where the opponent has started a drive in WSU territory...Cougars have given up 17 points (USC 40-yard drive for touchdown, OSU 23-yard drive for field goal, California 5-yard drive for touchdown)...WSU has forced three turnovers on those 10 drives.
--Washington State has never lost to UCLA and earned a bowl bid in the same season...Entering the game WSU was 7-0-1 against UCLA (now 8-0-1) during its previous 10 bowl seasons...teams did not play in 1915 or 1929...With today's victory the Cougars become bowl eligible.
UCLA Post-Game Notes
*UCLA had a 10-game home winning streak snapped. The Bruins have now lost three in a row at home to Washington State. The Bruins' last home win against the Cougars came in 1998 by a score of 49-17.
*UCLA is now 35-17-1 all-time against the Cougars, but Washington State has won five times in the last six games.
*The 22-point loss was UCLA's worst against Washington State since 1936, when the Cougars defeated the Bruins by a 32-7 score.
*Cougar quarterback Alex Brink passed for (405) yards, the seventh-best passing performance ever by a UCLA opponent.
*With three field goals made today, Justin Medlock moved into sole possession of second place on UCLA's all-time made field goal list with 60.
*Junior tailback Derrick Williams had a UCLA season-high 113 yards on four kickoff returns. He had a long of 47 yards, the longest by a Bruin this season. He amassed 164 yards of total offense (113 kickoff returns, 21 rushing, 30 receiving).
*Wide receiver Marcus Everett had one reception today, extending his streak to 13 consecutive games in which he has caught a pass. He has caught at least one pass in 17 of the last 18 games.
*Wide receiver Junior Taylor has now caught at least one pass in 21 of the last 22 games he has played and has a streak of 10 in a row. Taylor had three receptions on the day, including a touchdown, and his 97 career receptions rank him 16th on the all-time school list.
*Tailback Chris Markey had 22 yards rushing on the day, moving him up to 22nd on UCLA's career rushing list with 1,532 yards.
*Running back Chane Moline rushed for a team-best and career-high 32 yards.