We knew it was going to be a cold 2014 Apple Cup, but now barring a late heat wave, it's also going to be a snowy Apple Cup. Snow has been falling in Pullman all morning, leaving a nice coating across campus and of course in Martin Stadium.
A cold Apple Cup in Pullman is nothing new, but a snowy Apple Cup is a little more rare. When most think of snow and the Apple Cup, they immediately think of the 1992 Apple Cup and Bledsoe to Bobo. Maybe it will be Vince Mayle sliding into a snow bank this year while Rickey Galvin makes snow angels.
A few of the Cougars on the current roster have played in snow with members of the senior class around for the 2011 home game against Utah. It will make for a sloppy field, which will impact both sides. The typical thought is snow helps the offense more than the defense because the receivers know where they are going and the defenders are forced to react quickly on a slippery field. That could mean some breakdowns in UW's coverage, allowing WSU receivers to run free. The Cougar secondary will also be challenged.
Regardless, President Elson Floyd seems to think the snowy conditions bode well for the Cougs.