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Morning links: WSU eyes northwest championship

Washington State heads into Apple Cup week ranked No. 20 in both major polls and has a chance to win the northwest crown for the first time since 1983.

The Cougars have already blown out the Beavers and have upended the Ducks. Now they just need to beat the 5-6 Huskies to be the undisputed kings of the Pacific Northwest hill (or out here we should probably call it a mountain).

WSU will cross the Cascades for Friday's game, but will starting quarterback Luke Falk travel with them? That's the big question, and the reason no line has been set on the game. It's also the subject of our story in today's paper.

Brian Floyd of CougcCenter explains why there may not be much clarification about the nature of Falk's apparent head injury.

Adam Jude and Stefanie Loh combined to preview the game for the Seattle Times. Christian Caple's story from Washington's win over Oregon State touches on the high stakes in Friday's game.

And here are some bowl projections:

-- SB Nation still has the Cougars in the Sun Bowl.

-- As does one of ESPN's two prognosticators.

-- Jerry Palm joins the other in picking WSU to play in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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