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A Wazzu Bouquet Cougars Turn Apple Into Rose

No more winless Novembers on the road. No more Husky celebrations. No more watching others in the Rose Bowl. In short, no more “Couging it.”

The long drought is over for Washington State University. The Apple Cup runneth over.

For the first time in 67 years, the Cougars are going to the Rose Bowl. They beat Washington 41-35 in its own back yard, and then partied at the Dawgs’ house. Forgive them if they fail to clean up; they are new to Rose Bowl revelry.

The next party will be in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day. The Cougars’ date will be the Michigan Wolverines, who on Monday will likely be named the No. 1 team in the nation. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Color Photo



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