Photos from WSU's Apple Cup loss to the Huskies.
PULLMAN – Bowl berths are doled out like bailouts anymore, but that’s how the system has been corrupted and the football player’s job is not to reform it but leverage it. Which the Washington Huskies did on Saturday evening, and since it has been so long since this once-proud program has done even that much – all the way back to 2002 – the players celebrated on the turf of Martin Stadium not once but twice.
PULLMAN – A rivalry game can turn on any number of things. A trick play. A missed tackle. An unknown’s career day. A drawn-out replay. A surprise comeback. A last-second perfect throw.
Jake Locker made up for two critical turnovers by throwing a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse with 44 seconds left, and Washington became bowl eligible for the first time in eight years with a 35-28 win over rival Washington State in the 103rd Apple Cup on Saturday night.