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WSU vs. Washington 2016: Apple Cup trivia

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How well do you remember WSU’s recent top offensive performers?

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The Pac-12 North title will be on the line in Pullman on Saturday when WSU hosts Washington in the 2016 Apple Cup. The Apple Cup is always the biggest game on the schedule. But this year, the stakes of the game match the hype.

For WSU, the focus will be on the offense. Washington comes to Pullman with one of the best defenses in the country. The matchup has been a difficult one for the Cougars in recent seasons. That’s been in part to injuries, but also because of the challenge UW presents.

WSU’s offensive success will likely dictate the result of the game and the Pac-12 North winner. Let’s see how well you remember the recent performances.

Q1: Which three WSU receivers have combined for the most cumulative receiving yards since 2005?

Q2: Which three WSU running backs have combined for the most cumulative rushing yards since 2005?

Q3 Which three WSU quarterbacks have combined for the most cumulative passing yards since 2005?

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Football:

Cougars’ Gabe Marks, Huskies’ John Ross III bring big-play potential to Apple Cup | The Seattle Times
The two wide receivers, who have played with and against each other since their high-school days, will be key players in an important Apple Cup.

For Huskies and Cougars, it’s finally here: an Apple Cup for the ages | The Seattle Times
It’s refreshing to have the Apple Cup ripple with significance for both teams, and not for just one – but you could see that outcome developing as the Huskies and Cougars hurtled down their parallel paths.

The most highly anticipated Apple Cup in decades is here, but for the WSU Cougars, it’s just another game | The Seattle Times
As the Cougars work to regroup from their defeat against Colorado, they're trying to treat the upcoming Apple Cup as just another faceless opponent

Huskies inch up polls, Cougars fall heading into Apple Cup | KING5.com
While the Cougars' 42-28 loss at Colorado on Saturday stung, it had no bearing on their hopes for a Rose Bowl berth. They can still get there with a win in the Apple Cup and the Pac-12 Championship.

Huskies inch up polls, Cougars fall heading into Apple Cup | KING5.com
While the Cougars' 42-28 loss at Colorado on Saturday stung, it had no bearing on their hopes for a Rose Bowl berth. They can still get there with a win in the Apple Cup and the Pac-12 Championship.

UW Huskies rise to No. 6, WSU Cougars fall to No. 23 in AP poll
Washington State (8-3) dropped three positions to No. 23 following its 38-24 loss to Colorado.

Who will win the Pac-12 divisions? |
The Apple Cup will be the de facto Pac-12 North championship game even after Washington State took a loss over the weekend at Colorado.

Pac-12 Week 12 Power Rankings: Colorado Buffaloes take the top spot - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN
4. Washington State (8-3, 7-1, No. 1 last week): Don't feel too bad, Cougars. No one has made it through the conference undefeated since the Pac-10 became the Pac-12.

'We do not blink': Colorado stares down a Pac-12 title - ABC News
It is tempting to paint a portrait of No. 10 Colorado as everything we love about sports. A team that no one has taken seriously for a decade has clinched a tie for the Pac-12 South title and can nail down a place in the league championship game by defeating No. 12 Utah next week.

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington State Cougars: Day after thoughts - The Ralphie Report
Three takeaways from the huge win over Washington State.

Women’s basketball:

Missed Opportunities Cost The Cougars In An Overtime Loss To Oklahoma State - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
For the first time on the year the Washington State women's basketball team suffered a loss as the Cougars fell, 79-72, in overtime to Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.