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WSU has a chance to do something special


Say it with me.

Three in a row. Three consecutive. Three straight.

No matter how you say it, it’s never been done by Washington State. Never.

Glenn Kasses examines the Cougars lack of true Apple Cup winning streak in today’s S-R, along with their knowledge that, for a sure bowl date, they’ll have to do something historic.

Like win a third consecutive Apple Cup. (If you didn’t know – or were a Husky fan and wiped it from your memory – WSU has won the last two Cups.)

Well, as my gramma used to say, “99th time is the charm.”

But it doesn’t matter how good the Apple Cup is – say 45-44 in quadruple overtime all the while snow falling – there are other games Saturday that will grab a majority of ESPN highlight time. There’s a little one in Columbus, Ohio between Ohio State and Michigan (I think they’re both ranked), and then there’s the one in Los Angeles with a little bit of interest for Pac-10 fans.

Cal and USC meet, with the conference title and USC’s hopes for another national on the line. Cal choked off its national hopes last Saturday in Tucson.

Away from the Apple Cup hype and pressure, Oak Harbor High quarterback Marshall Lobbestael verbally committed to WSU on Tuesday.

Don’t forget to check Glenn’s blog for more Apple Cup news.

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