Welcome to Apple Cup week

William Mancebo

What better way to kick off Apple Cup week 2013 than with some WSU vs. Utah trivia.

Hey, it's Apple Cup week so that must mean there is Apple Cup trivia, right? Wrong. We covered a lot of those bases last year and there are a bunch of hooligans in the crowd who probably bookmarked that post waiting for me to slip up and use the same questions. Better luck next time, cheaters.

Instead with WSU accomplishing the semi-rare feat of beating Utah, I have some questions for you based on the last time WSU knocked off the Utes:

But before we get to trivia, a friendly reminder that Michael "Golden Throat" Preston will be hosting a live CougCenter hour at 10 a.m. PT today. There will be plenty of football talk, some Apple Cup jokes and more. It's an awesome excuse to not work, I expect everyone to listen.

Now onto the trivia.

Q1: The Cougars scored four touchdowns the last time they beat the Utes, who led WSU in touchdowns?

Q2: Name the one player who played in that game who is still on a NFL roster.

Football:

Pac-12 power rankings Week 13 : Beavers Blog
8. Washington State (6-5, 4-4): Cougars are eligible for a bowl game. A win in the Apple Cup would cap a turnaround season.

Apple Cup fraught with meaning this year - Spokesman.com - Nov. 24, 2013
The football coaches at Washington State allow their players 24 hours to reflect after every game to revel in their victory or lament their defeat.

Yakima Herald Republic | A look back on improbable 2012 Apple Cup

It seemed to come out of nowhere, which was only one of the elements that made Washington State’s Apple Cup triumph of 2012 so remarkable.

All Huskies are thinking about now is Apple Cup | Husky Football | The Seattle Times

Washington scored more points (69) and piled up more yards (692) than it ever has against a conference opponent in its blowout of Oregon State late Saturday night.

Apple Cup history: A look at the streaks | Husky Football | The Seattle Times

This week we’ll share stories from a few of the oddest Apple Cups — the 1963 game, which was postponed a week after JFK’s assassination; the 2008 contest that matched Paul Wulff’s first WSU team, which came into the game with one victory, and the winless Huskies; and last year’s comeback win by the Cougars. Each day, we’ll take a look at the series.

Pac-12 what we learned: Week 13 - ESPN

Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars are bowl eligible and could go to the postseason for the first time since 2003.

Pac-12 bowl projections: Week 13 in college football - ESPN

That's also our thinking for Washington State going to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Arizona went there last season, and the Cougars beat the Wildcats. And the Cougs will be enthusiastic about getting invited, much more so than other Pac-12 possibilities.

Webcam Captures Victory Celebrations - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

The Cougar Football Project webcam captures more than the construction of the football operations building. It has captured the celebration of landmark victories.

Basketball:

The men's basketball team lost at home to TCU on Sunday. It was not a highlight of the Ken Bone era.

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WSU Falls to TCU in Close One - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Amric Fields scored 16 points and blocked a last-second shot Sunday and TCU beat Washington State 64-62.

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