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.