Washington State vs Washington Apple Cup Memories: Top 5 Husky Wins Since 1990


Nov 26, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Chris Polk (1) runs with the ball while Washington State Cougars safety Tyree Toomer (15) chases during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Washington State 38-21. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

The Huskies have gotten the better of the Cougs over the Years, beating them at a 2-1 clip. There have been many wild games between the two though and the games in the last 2 decades have been no different. Here are the top 5 Husky wins in that time.

1991 @ Washington

Not only was this the 3rd straight Husky Apple Cup victory, but it was more about what it meant for UW then the game itself. The Huskies blasted the Cougars to give themselves a chance at a National Championship, which they earned a month later in their 2nd straight Rose Bowl appearance over Michigan. Washington 56 Washington State 21

1993 @ Washington

The Napoleon Kaufman show was in full effect in this one as he ran over the Cougs for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Husky victory. Travis Hanson (brother to NFL marvel Jason Hanson, who played of course for WSU) also kicked 4 field goals in the win. Washington 26 Washington State 3

1996 @ Washington State

In the first of two classics between eventual NFL Qb’s Brock Huard and Ryan Leaf, the Huskies pulled off the first OT in Apple Cup history. Huard hooked up with Jerome Pathon 3 times to put UW in the Holiday Bowl. Washington 31 Washington State 24

2002 @ Washington State

Behind Jason Gesser, the Cougars came in ranked 3rd in the Nation, their highest ranking ever. However Cody Pickett and Reggie Williams moved Washington enough to keep pace, even with K John Anderson missing 3 straight FG’s in the early stretches of the game. Washington overcame a double digit fourth quarter deficit and John Anderson kicked 5 straight FG’s, including 1 in each of 3 OT’s. In the second possession of the third OT, Gesser threw a screen pass that was deflected and controversially called a backwards pass, which was recovered by the Huskies to seal the victory. The Cougs still moved on to the Rose Bowl, but the Huskies earned themselves a Sun Bowl berth with the win. Washington 29 Washington State 26

2010 @ Washington State

Chris Polk ran all over Washington State, going for 284 (2nd highest total in Apple Cup history) and scoring twice. But it took a game winning drive by Husky legend Jake Locker to take the Huskies back to a bowl. Locker hit Jermaine Kearse for a 27 yard score with just 44 seconds to go and UW would go on to trounce Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. Washington 35 Washington State 28