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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Washington State rewind: Max Borghi says Cougars hung their heads early on in 31-13 Apple Cup loss

WSU now gets what essentially equates to a third bye week before learning its bowl destination, which will be announced next Sunday and perhaps unofficially revealed a day or two …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

John Blanchette: Washington happy to let Mike Leach keep getting in Washington State’s way at Apple Cup

Sometime in the second half of Friday’s Apple Cup, a Fox camera zeroed in on a couple in the stands, the female decked out in Husky purple, the male in …


After 31-13 Apple Cup loss, Washington State’s Mike Leach suggests Washington’s Jimmy Lake ‘likes to take a lot of credit for everything’

Jimmy Lake didn’t have an opportunity to comment on another dominant effort from his defense in the Apple Cup. The Huskies didn’t make their defensive coordinator available to reporters following …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Excerpt: Washington State coach Mike Leach’s postgame exchange with Spokesman-Review columnist John Blanchette

The following is an excerpt from Friday’s Apple Cup postgame news conference in which Washington State coach Mike Leach took exception to a question from Spokesman-Review columnist John Blanchette.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Analysis: Washington employs familiar strategy to manufacture similar result against Washington State in 31-13 Apple Cup win

There wasn’t a Shelton, a Qualls, a Vea or a Gaines playing on Washington’s defensive line Friday afternoon. The Huskies still got all the pressure they needed, and then some.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Difference makers: Hunter Bryant sparks Washington offense, defense makes timely plays in victory over Washington State

Difference makers from Washington’s 31-13 victory over Washington State in the 112th Apple Cup in Seattle


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

TV Take: Mike Leach, Jimmy Lake take center stage in Washington’s latest Apple Cup beatdown of Washington State

There have been 112 Apple Cups and, no, Tim Brando hasn’t called them all. It just seems that way.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Washington State WR Brandon Arconado doesn’t return to field after suffering apparent wrist injury

For the second straight game, Washington State’s Brandon Arconado took an early trip to the injury tent and missed the remainder of the first half after an apparent injury to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Washington State’s Anthony Gordon becomes 13th QB in college football history to throw for 5,000 yards in single season

Gordon came into the Apple Cup needing just 80 yards to become the 13th QB to pass for 5,000 in a single season. It was a small amount for the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Mike Leach, Washington State end first-quarter touchdown drought in Apple Cup

Anthony Gordon completed nine of his first 10 passes and handed off to his roommate, sophomore running back Max Borghi, on the 1-yard line to put the Cougars up 7-0 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Recap and highlights: Washington beats Washington State in 112th Apple Cup

The Washington defense held senior Anthony Gordon to 308 passing yards, which were enough to vault him past 5,000 for the season but not enough for the Washington State offense …


The pick: Why Washington will beat Washington State in the 112th Apple Cup

It does seem that whenever the Cougars end their extended Apple Cup slump, they’ll do it on a down year for the Huskies. This qualifies as one of those. But, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

System of success: Washington State’s Anthony Gordon closing in on membership to one of college football’s most elite passing clubs

Gordon has already attempted 585 passes this season, which is 138 more than any other Division I FBS quarterback. He is 906 yards ahead of LSU’s Joe Burrow, who has …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Records don’t dampen rivalry: No huge stakes in 112th Apple Cup, but victory still meaningful for Washington State, Washington

Fortunately, the Apple Cup is still stirring excitement and emotion among both fan bases on the eve of its 112th birthday, because while the men coaching the Cougars and Huskies …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Final thoughts on Jimmy Lake, personnel decisions on the defensive line and which Husky could claim Pac-12 OPOW?

Between preparing your Thanksgiving feasts and calming your Apple Cup nerve – both time-consuming activities this week every year – a handful of you still took the time to tweet …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Washington in the Apple Cup

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State over Washington on Friday at Husky Stadium.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Washington State’s Renard Bell has overcome his height by selling people on his heart

In February 1999, Renard contracted what his parents diagnosed as a moderate flu. Reginald and Yarvelle traded days at home, watching over and taking care of their youngest son until …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Washington’s Jacob Eason has struggled, but Washington State still cautious of Huskies’ imposing QB

Like every other college program that passed through Lake Stevens High between 2013 and 2015 for a glimpse of Jacob Eason, Washington State marveled at the quarterback whose huge frame …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Pac-12 picks: Final week of regular season will determine playoff hopes, bowl berths, bottom dwellers

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson picks Week 14 of the Pac-12 college football season.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Washington State players not bothered by ‘WWE’ antics from Washington DC Jimmy Lake

Lake’s schemes have been a nuissance for Mike Leach and WSU during the last six rivalry meetings – all won by the Huskies – and his bold comments in the …


Washington State’s first-quarter touchdown drought in Apple Cup has become a six-year struggle

One of the most disturbing Apple Cup stats for WSU under Leach is the lack of offensive productivity in the first quarter. As in, the Cougars haven’t scored a touchdown …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

First look: Washington State at Washington in the 112th Apple Cup

Washington State (6-5, 3-5) travels to the other side of the state for the 112th Apple Cup against Washington (6-5, 3-5).


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Kickoff times, television selections announced for four Washington State games

Kickoff times and television slots for four Washington State football games were revealed Thursday, when the Pac-12 Conference released its TV selections for the first three weeks of the 2019 …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Buried in the snow, Cougars uncover some perspective after disheartening Apple Cup loss

Wherever this season ends for the Cougars, all 17 outgoing Washington State seniors will lament the opportunity that passed them by Friday night under snowy skies in Pullman.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Analysis: Washington thrives in ‘random’ Apple Cup as Washington State falls short of Pac-12 North title

One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Art Thiel: In night full of randomness, Huskies keep course as Washington State sputters in snow

With just about everything ahead of the game going in Washington State’s direction – 10-1 record, good health, home field, the best quarterback Mike Leach has had at WSU, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

‘Exactly the same’ Washington State offense held in check by hard-hitting Washington defense

After another no-doubt Apple Cup victory, a few Washington Huskies slid headfirst onto the snowy Martin Stadium field. A few others made snow angels.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, and his mustache, leave Martin Stadium with myriad memories

He took Pullman by storm, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s final game in Pullman was doomed in the Apple Cup on Friday by a storm that only the Palouse …


Difference makers: Myles Gaskin runs over Washington State in snow-covered Apple Cup

Difference makers from Washington’s 28-15 victory over Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman.