Washington’s junior running back repeatedly broke tackles en route to 192 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 25 carries. Gaskin had room to operate as the offensive line controlled WSU’s front. When he didn’t, he usually made the first defender miss. He had 158 yards and two scores against WSU in last year’s Apple Cup.
UW linebacker knocked the ball loose from scrambling WSU quarterback Luke Falk and it was recovered by cornerback Austin Joyner. Falk had two hands on the football, but couldn’t maintain possession after Bierria’s hit. Washington converted the turnover into a touchdown for a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. Bierria finished with four tackles.
Huskies defensive lineman and his friends up front worked over WSU’s offensive line. Vea and company put relentless heat on quarterback Luke Falk, often with just three pass-rushers. The Huskies came up with four turnovers, five sacks and seven tackles for loss.