Apple Cup runneth over for Huskies

A beautiful clear, cold November Friday was the stage for the 108th Apple Cup in Seattle for the state’s bragging rights. The Cougars were ranked 20th in the poll but were missing star QB Luke Falk to a concussion the previous week. The Huskies were playing for the chance of a sixth win that would get them to a bowl game. But as you know, once the ball is kicked, you can throw that all out the window. What it all came down to was Myles Gaskin running like a beast and the Defense getting three pick-sixes from Sidney Jones, Darren Gardenhire and Akeem Victor leading to a convincing 45-10 win for the Dawgs over the Cougars.

Washington Huskies 2015 Apple Cup Champions.
Washington Huskies 2015 Apple Cup Champions.

WSU Coach Mike Leach gets off the bus at the stadium.
WSU Coach Mike Leach gets off the bus at the stadium.
A beautiful setting at Husky Stadium during the National Anthem.
A beautiful setting at Husky Stadium during the National Anthem.
WSU WR Gabe Marks with the grab.
WSU WR Gabe Marks with the grab.
Backup WSU QB Peyton Bender gave it a try, but the Dawgs were just too much on this day.
Backup WSU QB Peyton Bender gave it a try, but the Dawgs were just too much on this day.
Husky Stadium
Husky Stadium
Destiny Vaeao says "no soup for you" after a sack.
Destiny Vaeao says “no soup for you” after a sack.
Chico McClatcher had the first score for the Huskies on a long reverse play.
Chico McClatcher had the first score for the Huskies on a long reverse play.
Sidney Jones breaks up a pass to Gabe Marks.
Sidney Jones breaks up a pass to Gabe Marks.
Huskies swarm on the Cougar runner.
Huskies swarm on the Cougar runner.
Budda Baker breaks up a pass to Gabe Marks.
Budda Baker breaks up a pass to Gabe Marks.
Myles Gaskin looks for yardage.
Myles Gaskin looks for yardage.
Peyton Bender gets hit as he throws.
Peyton Bender gets hit as he throws.
Myles Gaskin busts in with the first of his TDs on the day.
Myles Gaskin busts in with the first of his TDs on the day.
Jamal Morrow eyes the defender.
Jamal Morrow eyes the defender.
Peyton Bender gets stripped for a fumble by Joe Mathis.
Peyton Bender gets stripped for a fumble by Joe Mathis.
Injured star QB Like Falk can only watch from the sidelines.
Injured star QB Like Falk can only watch from the sidelines.
The Husky Defense in a sliver of the sun.
The Husky Defense in a sliver of the sun.
Form UW star QB Jake Locker was honored at the game.
Form UW star QB Jake Locker was honored at the game.
Myles Gaskin lets out a yell after scoring his second TD on the day.
Myles Gaskin lets out a yell after scoring his second TD on the day.
Gaskin with a flex for the crowd.
Gaskin with a flex for the crowd.
Myles Gaskin takes Kache Palacio for a ride.
Myles Gaskin takes Kache Palacio for a ride.
UW's Dante Pettis almost hauls in this pass on the goal line.
UW’s Dante Pettis almost hauls in this pass on the goal line.
Game Marks with a few yards after the catch.
Game Marks with a few yards after the catch.
Coach Pete looks on to the action.
Coach Pete looks on to the action.
Taniela Tupou lets out a yell once the victory was sealed.
Taniela Tupou lets out a yell once the victory was sealed.
Senior Jaydon Mickens was all smiles after the victory.
Senior Jaydon Mickens was all smiles after the victory.
Coach Pete and the Huskies hoist the trophy.
Coach Pete and the Huskies hoist the trophy.
Jaydon Mickens and Brian Clay give the Apple Cup Trophy a kiss.
Jaydon Mickens and Brian Clay give the Apple Cup Trophy a kiss.

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.