SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Cody Pickett and the Washington Huskies finally had something to cheer about.
Pickett became the school's all-time leader in career passing and the beleaguered defense helped out with five interceptions as Washington avoided its first four-game losing streak in 28 years with a 41-29 Pac-10 Conference victory over Oregon State.
Pickett completed 22-of-43 passes for 262 yards with an interception. He broke Brock Huard's previous school mark of 5,472 yards with a 14-yard TD strike to Rich Alexis early in the second quarter.
Alexis' one-yard TD run with 43 seconds left in the period capped a wild first half and gave Washington (5-5, 2-4) a 31-22 lead at the intermission.
Alexis also scored on a one-yard burst with 9:12 left in the third period to extend the Huskies' cushion to 38-22.
Derrick Johnson had two of the picks for Washington (5-5, 2-4), whose string of 25 consecutive winning seasons remains in jeopardy. The Huskies finish with road games at Oregon and Washington State.
Chris Massey, Ben Mahdavi and Nate Robinson also had interceptions for Washington. Massey returned his 25 yards to give the Huskies a 24-10 lead with 12:15 left in the first half.
Despite the two scores, Alexis rushed for only 27 yards as the Huskies were limited to 37 yards on the ground.
Steven Jackson ran for 135 yards and two TDs for the Beavers (6-4, 2-4), but Derek Anderson endured a miserable afternoon. He completed just 15-of-40 passes for 250 yards and threw all five interceptions.