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Power of Minshew’s mustache: Washington State opens as 3-point favorite in Apple Cup

Gardner Minshew (pictured in this Nov. 10, 2018 photo from Boulder, Colo.) and the Washington State Cougars opened as 3-point favorites against the Washington Huskies in Friday’s Apple Cup at Martin Stadium. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gardner Minshew (pictured in this Nov. 10, 2018 photo from Boulder, Colo.) and the Washington State Cougars opened as 3-point favorites against the Washington Huskies in Friday’s Apple Cup at Martin Stadium. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff and wire reports

Las Vegas oddsmakers apparently like mustaches.

A day after handing Arizona a 69-28 thumping, Gardner Minshew and the 7th-ranked Washington State Cougars opened as an early 3-point favorite in the 111th Apple Cup Friday against the 16th-ranked Washington Huskies.

It’s the first time since 2006 the Cougars have been favored in the Apple Cup. Friday’s game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium and will be televised on Fox.

Washington is looking for its sixth straight victory over WSU. The game will crown the winner of the Pac-12 North Division, with a title game matchup against Utah – the winner of the South – on Nov. 30 in Santa Clara, Calif., at stake.

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