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Game Notes: Washington State vs. Arizona State
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/06/2007
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Oct. 6, 2007

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POSTGAME NOTES
Washington State vs. Arizona State
Pullman, Wash.
Martin Stadium
October 6, 2007
FINAL SCORE: Arizona State 23, Washington State 20

WASHINGTON STATE NOTES

-- Alex Brink became Washington State's all-time passing yardage leader with his 369-yard performance against Arizona State...Brink now has 8,923 yards on his career...Brink passed Jason Gesser on the list...Brink went 9-for-13 for 82 yards on the drive that got him the record.

-- With nine interceptions this season, the Cougars have recorded more interceptions through six games than in any season since 2003...Washington State had 14 interceptions through the first six games in 2003, and went on to record 24 on the season, tied for the second most in school history...WSU has recorded an interception in 14 of the last 16 games.

-- Husain Abdullah's second quarter interception was the ninth of his career, moving him into a tie for 11th on the WSU all-time list.

-- Seven sacks by Cougar defenders against Arizona State was a season high and the most since recording eight against Stanford (Sept. 23, 2006).

-- WSU has scored in 267 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the nation...WSU has also scored in 248 consecutive Pacific-10 Conference games, the longest active streak for any league team...the Cougars have also scored in 197 consecutive home games at Martin Stadium.

-- With 15 punt return yards against the Sun Devils, Cougar wide receiver Michael Bumpus moved passed Bill Sewell to move into second on the WSU all-time list...Bumpus now has 720 punt return yards on his career.

-- WSU quarterbacks have thrown touchdown passes in 74 of the last 77 games.

-- Linebacker Andy Mattingly and safety Xavier Hicks, Jr. each recorded career highs in tackles...Mattingly finished with 13 tackles and Hicks finished with 17 tackles.

-- Led by Mattingly's five tackles for loss, the Cougars made 14 stops in the backfield, totaling 70 lost yards...the yardage lost by the Sun Devils is the fourth-most all-time...Mattingly's five tackles for loss tied the school record for single-game TFL...His five tackles for a loss of 31 yards ranks fifth on the WSU all-time single-game list.

-- Mattingly's four sacks ties him with four other Cougars for second in the WSU single-game list.

-- Hicks' blocked PAT against Arizona State marked the first time a Cougar recorded a blocked PAT since Sept. 20, 2003 against New Mexico (Cody Boyd).

-- The Cougars have scored on drives of 80 yards or more in 31 of its last 32 games.

-- Third consecutive year playing a top 20 team on Homecoming...WSU is 10-7 in Homecoming games the last 16 seasons.

ARIZONA STATE NOTES

  • Thomas Weber kicked his first career punt in the first quarter.
  • Justin Tryon's interception return for touchdown was the third interception returned for a touchdown by ASU this season and second in as many weeks.
  • The third quarter interception by Justin Tryon gave ASU its eighth straight game with a pick, dating back to 2006.
  • Justin Tryon's touchdown was the first of his career.
  • Brady Conrad's third quarter touchdown reception was the first score of his career.
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