Posts tagged: Apple Cup
The Apple Cup didn't go as planned for the Cougars, who fell, 27-17 in Seattle. While the defense had possibly its best half of the season to start the game, holding the Huskies to just a field goal, but couldn't keep it up in the second half. Connor Halliday played well for most of the game, keeping the Cougars within striking distance despite constant pressure from the UW defensive line. However, in the fourth quarter's critical moments a pair of costly interceptions by Halliday doomed the Cougars, who fell to 6-6 on the season.
Grades for each individual unit, after the jump.
Washington State football coach Mike Leach spoke to reporters after the Apple Cup. Select quotes after the jump.
Game notes courtesy of WSU Athletics after the jump.
Courtesy of WSU Athletics.
From Seattle — Former Spokesman-Review reporter Christian Caple now covers the Washington Huskies for the Tacoma News Tribune. That means he'll be in the booth for tomorrow's Apple Cup. Caple was generous enough to share his knowledge of both teams by answering five questions about Friday's game.
Read on, after the jump.
Courtesy of WSU Athletics
FROM PULLMAN — Since this is, unfortunately, turning into one of the bigger talking points from the Apple Cup at this point, this post is to note that CougCenter has posted video of a fan apparently striking a Washington Huskies player identified as Austin Seferian-Jenkins as fans stormed the field following Friday's game.
As you can see in the video here, it's not possible to make out a number or facial features or anything like that, but Seferian-Jenkins confirmed in a tweet Saturday night that he was, indeed, struck by a fan after the game.
Here's a detailed breakdown of the grainy video by CougCenter. The video appears to show a fan run up to the UW player, strike him near the head area, then run away into the crowd.
A WSU spokesperson said it wasn't immediately known whether athletic director Bill Moos or WSU administrators were aware of the incident. The video began circulating during the WSU men's basketball game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. UW has told reporters that it isn't commenting on the matter.
As Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times notes in this blog post, Seferian-Jenkins spoke with reporters after the game and appeared fine. He did not mention the altercation.
FROM PULLMAN — Each Sunday morning, we recap the coverage of the previous day's game. Well, it's Saturday morning. But in case you hadn't heard, there was a football game here yesterday. It went well for the home team. Read on.
FROM PULLMAN — It's a happier tale of the tape this time for WSU, as we break down the Cougars' 31-28 overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. Read on.
FROM PULLMAN — Here's a partial transcript of Mike Leach's postgame comments after WSU's 31-28 overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. Read on.