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WSU loses sixth-straight Apple Cup

Junior cornerback Marcus Strong attempts to rally WSU fans during the first half of the Apple Cup on Friday night at Martin Stadium. The Cougars lost 28-15.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 24, 2018

There are few experiences in the world like the Apple Cup, and there is nothing like playing it in blizzard conditions to decide who will win the Pac-12 North. No. 8 WSU had that opportunity Friday, but at the end of 60 minutes the Cougars fell short, losing 28-15 to No. 16 University of Washington. The...

UW marching band will not attend Apple Cup

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 23, 2018

The University of Washington Husky Marching Band will not be at the Apple Cup on Friday after a bus carrying approximately 50 band members rolled over on Interstate 90 near George, Washington on Thursday night. One of the charter busses carrying marching band members rolled over after driving off...

Battle for Pac-12 North supremacy

Cougar fans and players carry Andrew Furney off the field at Martin Stadium after an Apple Cup victory on Nov. 23, 2012.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2018

There are very few days over the course of year where a state and even families are divided. However, the time has come when friends and families support their school, even if it means rooting against those closest to them. This is the game Washington college football fans wait for all year: this is...

UW’s impact players

UW’s impact players

JOSH KIRSHENBAUM, The Daily UW sports editor

November 22, 2018

Myles Gaskin Look, it’s the obvious choice, but it has to be made. No matter how good Jake Browning and the UW passing attack is, the Washington offense at its best begins and ends with Gaskin. An shoulder injury hampered his October — the Colorado game was the first in his four years on Montlak...

How Ben Burr-Kirven leads from the middle

Burr-Kirven led the Huskies in tackles in eight of their 13 games last year. “Playing linebacker, it’s
your job to make tackles, that’s how it’s always going to be,” he said.

JOSH KIRSHENBAUM, The Daily UW sports editor

November 22, 2018

Football — like love, like business, like life — is a game of give and take. When Washington went to Salt Lake City to face Utah earlier this season, Ben Burr-Kirven took first. Then he gave. Late in the first quarter, Burr-Kirven was hot on the tail of a scrambling Tyler Huntley. Hot on the tail, th...

WSU’s impact players

WSU’s impact players

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2018

Heading into this year's Apple Cup the Huskies have a long history of beating the Cougars. However, this time around WSU has the right players to beat UW. Here are a few key players that will determine whether the Cougs win the Apple Cup this year. Peyton Pelluer One of the key players on t...

Keys to Apple Cup victory for WSU

Then-redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk was under constant pressure from the
UW defense during the 2017 Apple Cup game held in Husky Stadium.

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2018

The Apple Cup is upon us once again and we all know of WSU’s struggles in the rivalry with Washington. Since Mike Leach took the helm, the team is 1-5 in Apple Cups. The sole victory came in overtime in 2012 and the five losses came by an average margin of 23.6 points. But this year is different....

Once a Coug, always a Coug

Kevin Molton, Darrien’s dad, said his son is looking forward to taking on UW in the Apple Cup and is
desperate for a victory. “I think he wants it as bad as anything he’s ever wanted in his life,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 22, 2018

It’s rare when a football player arrives on a campus and starts from the very get-go. But senior cornerback Darrien Molton did and he hasn’t surrendered the role since. He wasn’t just given the starting spot though, he had to earn it and Darrien’s dad, Kevin Molton, said that is something...

Keys to Apple Cup victory for UW

Myles Gaskin breaks through the WSU defense during the 2017 Apple Cup.

ALEC DIETZ, The Daily UW assistant sports editor

November 22, 2018

Key 1: Intimidate the Cougar receivers This has been a key since Chris Petersen’s first season at Washington, where for the duration of the previous Apple Cups, Washington State’s receivers haven’t been able to get separation from a talented group of defensive backs. After last season’s ...

Why WSU will win

Then-redshirt sophomore running back James Williams avoids UW's defense during the 2017 Apple Cup.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

November 21, 2018

The Cougars have one of the most potent offenses in college football. However, Leach’s Air Raid offense has struggled in past Apple Cups against Chris Petersen’s defense. But Petersen and the Huskies have never seen an offense like this from WSU. The Air Raid offense is better than ever and a...

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