CORVALLIS, Oregon (Ticker) -- Derek Anderson threw three touchdown passes as Oregon State defeated Washington State, 38-19, in a Pac-10 Conference contest.
Anderson was 18-of-39 for 270 yards to raise his career passing yardage total to 9,627, good for second place in Oregon State history. He trails only Jonathan Smith, who played from 1998-2001, by 53 yards.
Oregon State (3-4, 2-2 Pac-10) jumped out to a 24-3 halftime lead as Anderson threw TD strikes to Dwight Wright and Marcel Love and Wright scored on an eight-yard run.
Following a Washington State safety, Ryan Cole broke free for a 79-yard score for a 31-5 lead early in the third. He finished with 104 yards on 12 carries.
Alex Brink started at quarterback for Washington State (3-4, 1-3) in place of Josh Swogger, who is out with a broken bone in his right foot. Brink was 15-of-41 for 201 yards and threw a 32-yard TD to Greg Prator in the fourth quarter.
The win marks the first time Oregon State has beaten Washington State and Washington in the same season since 1974. The Beavers have the best conference mark since 1999 at 17-5.
The Cougars, who were outgained on offense, 441-320, have dropped three straight games and host No. 1 Southern California next week.