Dawgs go Bowling after Apple Cup thriller!

I made the trip over to Pullman this weekend for the Apple Cup. Winter was in full swing as game time temps were in the mid 20’s but a near packed house at Martin Stadium didn’t seem to mind and took advantage of the snow that fell most of the week by pelting the field with snow balls. This year’s game had something riding on it other than being a rivalry game, a Husky win would mean a bowl game for the first time in several years. The Huskies managed to get past a much improved Cougar team 35-28 and earned themselves the Apple Cup trophy and a trip to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl!

Cougar fans getting ready for the game
Cougar fans getting ready for the game
Coug fan saluting the Dawgs
Coug fan saluting the Dawgs
Chris Polk fights off a tackler. Polk finish a huge night with 294 yards and 2 TDs
Chris Polk fights off a tackler. Polk finish a huge night with 294 yards and 2 TDs
Daniel Blackledge dives in for a Cougar touchdown in the third quarter.
Daniel Blackledge dives in for a Cougar touchdown in the third quarter.
D'Andre Goodwin makes a dash to the goal line after a catch
D'Andre Goodwin makes a dash to the goal line after a catch
Jermaine Kearse lunges for a few extra yards
Jermaine Kearse lunges for a few extra yards
Jake gets off a pass as Alex Hoffman-Ellis closes in
Jake gets off a pass as Alex Hoffman-Ellis closes in
Jake scrambling away from the Cougar defense
Jake scrambling away from the Cougar defense
Chris Polk busts through
Chris Polk busts through
Jeff Tuel and Jarred Karstetter celebrate after connecting for a touchdown.
Jeff Tuel and Jarred Karstetter celebrate after connecting for a touchdown.
Jeff Tuel gets off a pass past the stretch of Everette Thompson. Tuel finished with 298 yards and 3 TD.
Jeff Tuel gets off a pass past the stretch of Everette Thompson. Tuel finished with 298 yards and 3 TD.
Jermaine Kearse breaks away with a 66 Yd Pass From Jake Locker for a score
Jermaine Kearse breaks away with a 66 Yd Pass From Jake Locker for a score
James Montgomery is brought down by Cort Dennison
James Montgomery is brought down by Cort Dennison
Jermaine Kearse and Deone Bucannon fight over a tipped ball
Jermaine Kearse and Deone Bucannon fight over a tipped ball
Chris Polk
Chris Polk
Coach Sark telling the refs that it is 4th down
Coach Sark telling the refs that it is 4th down
Jake scrambles for the sideline
Jake scrambles for the sideline
Jake salutes the Husky fans in the crowd after a score
Jake salutes the Husky fans in the crowd after a score
Jermaine Kearse after catching the game winning touchdown with 44 seconds left
Jermaine Kearse after catching the game winning touchdown with 44 seconds left
Chris Polk plays around with the Cougar fans as the clock ticks down
Chris Polk plays around with the Cougar fans as the clock ticks down
Scott Locker (Jake's Dad) was all smiles after this one!
Scott Locker (Jake's Dad) was all smiles after this one!
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire presents the Apple Cup trophy to Coach Sarkisian
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire presents the Apple Cup trophy to Coach Sarkisian
Apple Cup Trophy
Apple Cup Trophy

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.