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.
I made the drive down to Eugene last weekend to shot the WSU-Oregon game. The Ducks have handled the Cougars for the past 8 years, so the Cougs were due. This is not the kind of explosive Ducks team that they have had in the past and WSU was ready to put this losing streak to bed. The Ducks appeared to have another win locked up but Luke Falk connects with Dom Williams with no time left and the Cougs were able to pull it not in overtime 45-38.
It was a cold, wet and foggy afternoon in Pullman as the USC Trojans rolled into town and thumped the Cougars 44-17. The low light of the game was when WSU Quarterback Conner Halliday was knocked out of the game with a broken leg that ended his senior season. Halliday was currently the nation’s passing yardage leader. Sad to see his college career end this way. It was also the first trip back to the state of Washington for USC head coach Steve Sarkisian who left the Washington Huskies to take the job with the Trojans.