The No. 7 Washington State Cougars and No. 16 Washington Huskies will clash for the 111th time in the Apple Cup this Friday from Martin Stadium in Pullman.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT, and the game will be broadcast on Fox. You’ll also be able to stream it on your computer or mobile device via Fox Sports Go with the proper subscription, or listen to it via WSU’s IMG Sports Network on TuneIn.
There’s a ton on the line for both teams in this one; the winner will advance to the Pac-12 Championship Game, where it will take on the Utah Utes on Friday, Nov. 30, for the right to play in the Rose Bowl. But for the Cougars, there’s an added opportunity: At 10-1, they’re still very much alive for a berth in the College Football Playoff.
WSU is favored by three points over its rival, which is a rare occurrence — the Cougs haven’t been favored coming into the game since 2006. But there’s good reason for it, as WSU is ranked higher and possesses the better record.
The Cougars also bring in the game’s best player: Quarterback Gardner Minshew, who is in the mix to be a Heisman Trophy finalist. He leads the nation with 4,325 yards passing and 36 touchdowns.
As for the weather? The current forecast is for possible showers with a light wind and temperatures in the mid- to upper-30s.