The Crimson and Gray meets the Purple and Gold for the 106th time in the series with Washington holding a nearly 2-1 advantage throughout Apple Cup history.
The Huskies held an early week 14.5 pt. advantage from the odds-makers, but over the past day or so it’s bumped up to 16. I guess that’s what 69 points the previous week will do for you, even though you come in practically the same overall as the previous season and your opponent, who beat you the previous year comes in literally three times better than they were. But I digress for Coug-Nation.
Both teams have records on the line from their top offensive performers. WSU’s junior quarterback Connor Halliday is vying to be the first Cougar to reach 4,000 yards throwing the ball in a single season. He is a mere 63 yards shy of Ryan Leaf’s school record of 3,968 set back in Washington State’s 1997 Rose Bowl season. Halliday’s 50 career touchdown passes currently ranks 5th on the all-time charts, one spot above Drew Bledsoe.
Meanwhile, UW’s running back Bishop Sankey has 3,201 career rushing yards and overtook Joe Steele last week for the school’s third most rushing yards in a career. He is still 900 yards from Napolean Kaufman’s career record so unless he shatters every college football rushing record in this game and the bowl game, he could only hit that mark if he stays for his senior season. However Sankey only needs 120 yards to set the single season rushing record for UW, which is 1,695 by Corey Dillon back in 1996. If you’re wondering about touchdowns, Dillon holds that mark as well with 24 in a season while Sankey currently touts 17. The junior also sits 9 away from Kaufman’s record of 33 career touchdowns.
If you’re looking for a Live Stream of the game FOX is not very forthcoming but you can find information on how to watch the game on your mobile device HERE. It does look like the stream includes a fee, depending on your mobile provider and/or the service you want to use. Have fun and enjoy the game everybody! GO COUGS!
Rivalry: Apple Cup
Date: Nov. 29
Time: 12:30 p.m. PST
Location: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA (72,500)
Live Stream: FOX Sports Mobile Video
Series: UW leads series 67-32-6
Last Meeting: WSU 31-28 OT (2012 in Pullman)
Odds: Washington -16.5 (Via Bovada)
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