It was a rough start to the Apple Cup for Washington State. After starting at the 40-yard-line, WSU moved into UW territory, but eventually turned it over on downs. UW capitalized by breaking off a 51-yard touchdown run on the Huskies' second play by Dwayne Washington. He was virtually untouched, as a pair of linebacker were out of position and a safety took a bad angle.
The Cougars came back and again moved the ball, this time deep into Washington territory. But again the drive stalled out when WSU couldn't convert on fourth down. It happened in the most painful way, as Dom Williams dropped a perfect pass from Luke Falk in the end zone.
After WSU forced a punt, the Cougs again moved the ball -- thanks mostly to a 39-yard connection by Falk to Vince Mayle -- but the drive ended on yet another failed fourth down. Mayle had a chance to convert on third down, but he dropped a catchable ball.
The Cougars actually have outgained UW, 134-110, but the Huskies have the ball and are in WSU territory to open the second quarter.