WSU vs UW: Apple Cup Set for Black Friday at 12:30 on FOX


Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars safety Tyree Toomer (15) holds the Apple Cup after a game against Washington Huskies at Martin Stadium. The Cougars would go onto beat the Huskies by a final score of 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington State Cougars will travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies in the 106th Apple Cup on Black Friday, Nov. 29.

Thanks to a media release by the Pac-12 Conference this morning, we now know that the game will take place at 12:30 on FOX.

The Dawgs have generally owned the series at about a two-to-one clip (67-32-6) but thanks to Alex Brink, a little luck and now a new era in Pullman, the Cougs have actually won five of the past nine.

Of the past 12 match ups, 11 have been decided by a touchdown or less, including half of them (six) by four points or less and five of those decided by a mere field goal.

Nov 26, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Chris Polk (1) runs with the ball while Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon (20) comes in for the tackle during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The only blowout was a 30-0 Washington runaway in 2009. The last time WSU visited Seattle the game was held at Century Link Field as the Huskies had begun renovations for Husky Stadium and they handled the Cougs in the second half to waltz to a 38-21 win. The game was the final game for then-head coach Paul Wulff.

Washington holds a 38-15 series lead in Seattle and the last Washington State win there was a thrilling 42-35 win in Alex Brink’s final collegiate game in 2007. UW’s Steve Sarkisian is 3-1 in the series since becoming the Huskies’ coach in December, 2008. WSU coach Mike Leach is a perfect 1-0 in the series, thanks to the biggest comeback in Apple Cup history last season when the Cougs took down the Dawgs in OT.