After losing in overtime last year, the Washington Huskies reclaimed the Apple Cup from Washington State with a 27-17 win on Friday afternoon. The win improves UW to 8-4 this season, while Wazzu remains bowl eligible for the first time since 2003 with a 6-6 record.
Washington State owned the first half, talking a 10-3 lead into the break. The Huskies dominated the second half, though, scoring 17 unanswered points to take a 20-10 lead late in the third quarter.
WSU had one final push left in the fourth quarter. Connor Halliday connected with Dom Williams on a 5-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 20-17, and after forcing UW to punt, the Cougs got the ball once again with under six minutes to go. Holliday was intercepted by Gregory Ducre, though, and Keith Price later rushed into the end zone from five yards out to put the game on ice.
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Keith Price: 15-of-20, 181 yards, one TD, one INT; 14 carries, 23 yards, one TD
Bishop Sankey: 34 carries, 200 yards, one TD
Connor Halliday: 32-of-59, 282 yards, two TDs, two INTs
Rankings Ramifications: Neither team came in ranked, and while it was a nice win for Washington, it won't be enough to get it back into the top 25.
But Did They Cover? UW came in as a 16.5-point favorite. The Huskies failed to cover the spread.
For More On This Game: For more on Huskies football, visit Washington community UW Dawg Pound, plus Pac-12 community Pacific Takes. For more on Wazzu football, visit Washington State community Coug Center.
Next Week's Schedule: Both teams will play their bowl games next. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is a real possibility for Washington, while the New Mexico Bowl is an option for WSU.