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UW 45, WSU 17: Apple Cup players of the game

Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning (3) looks for an open teammate during the first half of the 2016 Apple Cup on Friday, Nov 25, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning (3) looks for an open teammate during the first half of the 2016 Apple Cup on Friday, Nov 25, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Game ball goes to …

In a matchup of two of the nation’s best quarterbacks, Jake Browning was the undisputed better player on Friday night. The Huskies built a quick lead thanks to Browning’s pinpoint passing, as the sophomore QB threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter.

The University of Washington's Dante Pettis (8) snags a pass over the head of Washington State's Darrien Molton before rambling in for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Apple Cup, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The University of Washington's Dante Pettis (8) snags a pass over the head of Washington State's Darrien Molton before rambling in for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Apple Cup, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Offensive player of the game …

Dante Pettis caught two of Browning’s touchdown passes, and finished with 86 receiving yards. He also threw a 50-yard pass to tight end Darrell Daniels to set up UW’s first touchdown, and fielded a punt off the bounce and returned it 16 yards.

Washington Huskies defensive back Budda Baker (32) intercepts a Luke Falk pass intended for Washington State Cougars wide receiver John Thompson (85) during the second half of the 2016 Apple Cup on Friday, Nov 25, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Washington won the game 45-17. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington Huskies defensive back Budda Baker (32) intercepts a Luke Falk pass intended for Washington State Cougars wide receiver John Thompson (85) during the second half of the 2016 Apple Cup on Friday, Nov 25, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Washington won the game 45-17. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Defensive player of the game …

Free safety Budda Baker was all over the field for the UW defense. His eight tackles led the team, and his two tackles for loss tied for the team lead. He also had one of UW’s three interceptions.

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