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2012 Apple Cup score update: 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.