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Apple Cup 2012: Cougars overcome 18-point deficit to win in overtime, 31-28

The Cougars scored 21 unanswered points to win the 2012 Apple Cup 31-28 in overtime.

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Carl Winston goes out in style

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UW player punched following Apple Cup

Rushing the field can be a problem, especially when the opposing team is trying to get off the field. One fan struck Austin Seferian-Jenkins with a punch on Friday in an awful display.


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What happened last night? Where's my wallet? And did Mike Leach buy everyone drinks?


Apple Cup had unforgettable moments aplenty

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An Apple Cup for Travis

Washington State was playing for a lot of things on Friday. But most of all, they were playing for Travis Long.


Thanks, Jeff Tuel

If the Apple Cup was Jeff Tuel's final game, he went out with style.


Don't let the Huskies steal your narrative

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News, notes and plenty of reaction to WSU's 31-28 Apple Cup victory.


A thank you

You all, as fans, made this Apple Cup special.


An Apple Cup to remember

A 31-28 win for the Cougars and an Apple Cup to remember.


Cougs complete the comeback, win 31-28 in OT

They appeared to be done, but the Cougars never quit and are now the 2012 Apple Cup champions.


Cougs, Huskies going to overtime tied 28-28

In what has been a wild Apple Cup, Washington State and Washington are headed to overtime, tied 28-28.

The Huskies had a chance to win at the end of regulation but Travis Coons missed a 35-yard field goal attempt. The Cougars tied the game with less than two minutes to play and Keith Price drove the Huskies into field goal range, but Coons was unable to capitalize.

The game has gone back-and-forth with both teams exploding for bursts of points. Washington appeared to have blown the game open with a 21-0 run, but WSU came right back with an 18-0 run to tie it. The Huskies dominated the third quarter, but the Cougars were equally dominant in the fourth quarter.

The Apple Cup will now be decided in overtime with Washington opening the extra period with the ball. It's the Cougars, however, who have all of the momentum heading into overtime.


Cougars come all the way back, tie it 28-28

Washington State's comeback continues as the Cougars have tied the 2012 Apple Cup 28-28.

After trailing 28-10 going into the fourth quarter, the Cougars have scored 18 unanswered points to the the game 28-28 with 1:59 to play. WSU kicker Andrew Furney tied the game with a 45-yard field goal. After forcing a three-and-out, the Cougars took over at their own 30-yardline and drove 42 yards to setup the field goal attempt.

The big play of the drive came early as Jeff Tuel hit senior Gino Simone on a 3rd-and-6 for 18 yards and the first down. A Washington defender appeared to have a chance to intercept the pass, but Simone hauled it in for the first down and more. Simone would catch another pass on the drive for 9 yards to help setup the field goal.

Washington State has now scored on three straight possessions after it appeared Washington had blown the game open.


2012 Apple Cup: Cougars storm back, trail 28-25

The Washington State Cougars appeared dead to rights after going down 28-10, but the Cougars have come back with back-to-back touchdown drives and now trail 28-25.

The drive started after defensive lineman Steven Hoffart broke through the Husky offensive line and stripped Husky quarterback Keith Price. Washington State recovered at the Washington 47-yardline. The drive looked to get off to a very shaky start as Jeff Tuel scrambled around and appeared to be sacked for a huge loss, but Tuel kept his balance and completed a pass to Isiah Myers for a 29-yard gain.

After another pass interference call on Husky corner Desmond Trufant, Carl Winston scored from one yard out. The touchdown was Winston's third of the game. Trailing by five, the Cougars attempted a two-point conversion. Tuel's pass fell incomplete but Washington was again flagged for a penalty. On the next attempt, Tuel hit freshman Brett Bartolone to make it a three point game.

Many wrote the Cougars off after they went down 18, but with 7:40 to go, the 2012 Apple Cup turned into one heck of a game.


2012 Apple Cup: Cougars get one back, trail 28-17

After being outscored 21-0 in the second half, Washington State scored a much needed touchdown to cut the Washington lead to 28-17 with 10:41 to play in the fourth quarter.

Turnovers and drops have killed WSU in the game, but the Cougars managed to protect the ball on the 10 play 75-yard touchdown drive. Jeff Tuel led the way for Washington State on the drive, completing 4 of 5 passes for 32 yards. Carl Winston capped off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, his second touchdown of the game.

Two Husky penalties also helped the Cougars on the drive. A 15 yard penalty on Washington moved the sticks early in the drive, then Desmond Trufant was flagged for pass interference in the endzone setting up the Winston touchdown run.

The question is whether the touchdown was too little, too late for the Cougars. Three turnovers cost the Cougars badly in the third quarter. If they are going to get back into the game, stopping Washington on its next possession would be a good start.


Apple Cup: UW dominates 3rd quarter, lead 28-10

After trailing 10-7 at halftime, the Washington Huskies scored 21 points in the third quarter and now lead the 2012 Apple Cup 28-10.

The Huskies opened the quarter with their best offensive drive of the game. Washington took a 14-10 lead with a 13 play 89-yard drive. From there, the Husky offense didn't have to do much as they were given prime field position thanks to Washington State turnovers.

Jeff Tuel was sacked and fumbled on the next possession, setting Washington up at the WSU 16-yardline. The Huskies scored four plays later to take a 21-10 lead. WSU would go on to commit two more turnovers in the quarter, the last one proved to be costly. Bobby Ratliff fumbled after a 7-yard reception and UW took over at the WSU 6-yardline. Bishop Sankey scored his second touchdown three plays later to blow the game open 28-10.

After gaining 96 yards in the first half, Washington racked up 116 yards in the third quarter.


Another turnover, another Husky touchdown

The Washington Huskies have now scored 21 unsanswered points and lead the 2012 Apple Cup 28-10.

Yet again, the Huskies offense was put in prime position thanks to a Cougar turnover. Bobby Ratliff fumbled after a 7-yard reception, which was recovered by Washington safety Shaq Thompson. Thompson returned the fumble to the Washington State 7-yardline. The Huskies wasted little time, punching it in for the touchdown three plays later.

Bishop Sankey gained all seven yards on the drive, scoring a 1-yard touchdown, his second touchdown of the game. This was Washington's third scoring drive of 20 yards or less. All three were setup by Washington State turnovers. The Cougars have now turned the ball over four times in the game.

Washington dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Cougars 21-0. While Sankey hasn't gained big chunks of yardage, he has picked up 73 yards and scored twice. The Huskies now have 212 offensive yards.


Huskies score again after a turnover, lead 21-10

After taking the lead back just moments before, the Washington Huskies extended their advantage and now lead the 2012 Apple Cup 21-10.

The touchdown was setup by Washington State's second turnover of the game. Jeff Tuel was sacked by Josh Shirley on a 3rd-and-9 and fumbled. The Huskies recovered the fumble, setting up the Washington offense at the WSU 16-yardline.

After a slow start to the drive, Keith Price scrambled for 12 yards on a 3rd-and-11 to pick up the first down. After a WSU penalty, Bishop Sankey ran untouched into the endzone for the 2-yard touchdown. With the touchdown, Washington has now scored 14 points off WSU turnovers. Both touchdown drives were 20 yards or less.

The 11-point lead is the largest of the game for either team. After struggling in the first half, the Washington offense has now scored 14 quick points in the third quarter. To make matters worse, Tuel was intercepted on WSU's next possession.


Apple Cup score update: Huskies take 14-10 lead

The Washington Huskies scored on their first series of the third quarter to take a 14-10 lead in the 2012 Apple Cup.

The drive was by far Washington's best of the game. The Huskies started at their own 11-yardline and were able to dive 89 yards on 13 plays, capped off by a 15-yard touchdown pass from Keith Price to Cody Bruns. The Huskies were able to extend the drive with a key 4th-and-1 conversion.

The Huskies could have scored sooner, but Price overthrew a wide open receiver. Still, he was excellent on the drive, completing 5 of 7 passes for 68 yards and the touchdown. The 89 yard drive nearly equaled Washington's entire first half production. The Huskies gained 96 offensive yards in the entire first half.

Price has now completed 15 of 24 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Sankey has picked up 62 yards on 15 rushing attempts.


UW fans showing off their fashion 'taste'

Washington State and other Pac-12 fans like to joke that the Husky fans are still stuck in the early 1990's. Washington was dominant during that period and some Washington fans talk as if 1991 was just last week.

Well, we may have discovered why some Husky fans act as if it's 1991 still. Our man Kyle Sherwood is on the scene in Pullman and discovered that at least on Washington fan has yet to update his early 1990's wardrobe.


That my friends, appears to be a Starter jacket from sometime between 1990-1993. It comes complete with some obnoxiously bright yellow, which obviously was the inspiration for Oregon's current uniforms.

While you could criticize the fan for not updating his wardrobe, you have to give him credit for taking care of his clothing. That jacket looks like it's in mint condition. No stains, tears, nothing. Maybe that's because he keeps it in his closet unless the Huskies are good.


2012 Apple Cup: WSU leads 10-7 at halftime

The Washington State Cougars lead the Washington Huskies 10-7 at halftime of the 2012 Apple Cup.

While the Cougars lead, the 10-7 advantage doesn't demonstrate how much WSU dominated the first half. Outside of a touchdown drive on a short field following an interception, the Washington offense hasn't been able to get anything going against an energized Cougar defense.

While the Huskies have punted four times, the Cougars have gone on two long scoring drives. WSU got on the board first with a field goal following a 14 play 78-yard drive. After Washington took a 7-3 lead following the turnover, WSU answered with a 10 play 81-yard touchdown drive. The drive was capped with a 1-yard touchdown run by Carl Winston.

The Cougars outgained Washington 183-96 in the first half. Jeff Tuel completed 16 of 26 passes for 172 yards. Dominique Williams continues to play well and has already caught five passes for 99 yards.

Washington State will receive the second half kickoff with a chance to extend their lead.


2012 Apple Cup: Cougars answer back, lead 10-7

After the Huskies took a 7-3 lead, the Washington State Cougars answered back with a touchdown drive of their own to re-take the lead in the 2012 Apple Cup.

The score was setup by a huge pass completion from Jeff Tuel to Dominique Williams. After Bobby Ratliff dropped a potential first down on 2nd-and-13, the Cougars appeared on their way to punting. Then on the third down play, Williams beat his defender and Tuel found him for a 61-yard completion.

The Cougars were able to convert another third down to put the ball at the Husky 1-yardline and Carl Winston scored on a touchdown run two plays later. The touchdown drive was a huge answer for the Cougars who went down 7-3 on the previous possession.

The touchdown drive covered 81 yards in 10 plays with Williams' 61-yard reception accounting for the majority of the yards. Tuel has now thrown for 141 yards in the game with Williams accounting for 94 of those yards.


2012 Apple Cup: Huskies take 7-3 lead

The Washington Huskies turned an interception into a touchdown, taking a 7-3 lead in the 2012 Apple Cup.

The Husky drive was setup by an interception by Justin Glenn. The Jeff Tuel pass hit wide receiver Brett Bartolone right in the chest, but Bartolone bobbled the ball as he fell to the ground and the ball bounced into Glenn's arms as he was attempting to tackle Bartolone. The Cougars challenged the ruling on the field, but it was upheld, giving Washington the ball at the WSU 20-yardline.

Washington started the drive well with an 8-yard reception by DiAndre Campbell. A Bishop Sankey short gain set the Huskies up with a third-and-1 from the WSU 11-yardline. The Huskies faked a run and Keith Price found Austin Seferian-Jenkins for the touchdown.

The drive was the first significant success the Huskies have had on offense. They were unable to move the ball on any of their first three drives.


2012 Apple Cup: WSU leads 3-0 after 1st quarter

The Washington State Cougars lead the Washington Huskies 3-0 after the first quarter of the 2012 Apple Cup.

Neither team was able to get anything going on their first offensive possession. After a second Husky punt, the Cougars dove 78 yards on 14 plays to setup a 21-yard field goal by Andrew Furney. The Cougars had a chance to add more, but were unable to score from the 6-yardline and were forced to settle for a field goal.

Jeff Tuel completed 7 of 11 passes for 52 yards in the quarter. Dominique Williams was his main target, catching two passes for 28 yards. Williams picked up 18 yards on a well executed screen pass. The Cougars were able to get some running game going, gaining 19 yards on six carries.

The WSU defense played well in the first quarter, limiting the Huskies. Washington picked up just two first downs in the quarter, including one via a penalty.


2012 Apple Cup: Cougars strike first, lead 3-0

Washington State broke through first and the Cougars lead the 2012 Apple Cup 3-0.

After Washington failed to get anything going on their second offensive possession, the Cougars took over at their own 18-yardline and methodically marched down the field for the score. Jeff Tuel was excellent on the drive, completing 6 of 9 passes for 53 yards. Dominique Williams was one of his main targets, catching two passes for 28 yards on the drive.

Williams converted a key third down early in the drive to keep the Cougars going. Later, Williams turned a screen pass into a big gain to move WSU into Husky territory. WSU also benefited from a mistake by the Huskies. Washington appeared to sack Tuel, but the Huskies were called for defensive holding, giving WSU a first down.

The Cougars had first and goal from the Washington 6-yardline, but Tuel was unable to connect with on first and second down before Teondray Caldwell was tackled short on a third down completion. Andrew Furney came on to convert the 21-yard field goal attempt to put WSU up 3-0.


2012 Apple Cup: Cougar defense starts strong

The 2012 Apple Cup is underway and the Washington State defense is off to a quick start by forcing a three-and-out on Washington's first possession.

The Cougars didn't waste any time making an impact play as Ioane Guata tackled Washington wide receiver Cody Bruns on the first play for an 11-yard loss. Bruns took the ball on a reverse and appeared like he was trying to throw a pass before being taken down. The Huskies gained minimal yardage on the next two plays and punted the ball away to the Cougars.

The WSU offense, however, was unable to to capitalize as they failed to convert a fourth and one and gave the ball back to Washington. The Cougars started the drive with a six yard run, but Jeff Tuel scrambled on third down setting up a short fourth down situation. Tuel tried to find Isiah Myers, but the pass was batted down and the Huskies held.


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