Washington State Cougars Boot Washington Huskies 31-28 In Apple Cup OT


Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Dominique Williams (80) drags Washington Huskies safety Sean Parker (1) during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

The Cougs were facing a 28-10 deficit entering the 4th quarter after letting Washington score 21 straight off turnovers and missed opportunities. Then they returned the favor in the final 15 minutes and change to take a huge victory home for Mike Leach, his first Pac-12 victory. 4 straight turnovers let UW take command, but the Cougar defense staved off what was looking like a blowout and the WSU offense came to life late.

Of all the things Carl Winston RUSHED for 3 one yard touchdowns for the Cougars, but Andrew Furney was the hero, kicking a game tying 45 yard field goal with 2 minutes to go. Washington moved inside the Cougar 20 with 5 seconds to go, but Husky Kicker Travis Coons pushed the game winning opportunity to the right and OT was upon us. In the extra frame Washington State picked off Keith Price as he threw the ball away while getting sacked and Cougar DT Tony Pole returned the ball to the 5 of Washington. It wasn’t good enough to win on the play, but the Cougs took over.

Mike Leach stayed true to himself, just like always as the Cougs passed the ball to the 9 before giving Furney a shot. After a Steve Sarkisian timeout, Andrew calmly booted the ball through from 27 and the Cougars rushed the field with their sold out crowd. The Cougar D held Washington to just 75 yards rushing. Tuel passed for 33-53, 350 and Price completed 20 and only for 194 yards. WSU committed 4 turnovers, but UW committed the final 2, a fumble by Bishop Sankey and the interception in OT.

Go Cougs!