PULLMAN, Wash. – In what was easily one of the most anticipated Apple Cup matchups in recent history, the Washington Huskies cemented their status as a national championship contender in a drubbing of the Washington State Cougars in Pullman on Friday.
Both teams had everything to play for in this game: The Pac-12 North division title and a trip to the conference championship and in-state bragging rights for a year.
Despite the hype, the Cougs fell flat from the jump, falling behind 28-3 in the first quarter en route to a 45-17 loss.
The Huskies win their 4th straight Apple Cup and 71st overall.
During the 4th quarter, someone threw a water bottle on to the field and it hit WSU linebacker Peyton Pelluer. Officials made an announcement warning that if another bottle was thrown the Cougs would be assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
PULLMAN, Wash. - Things are getting out of hand in Pullman at the Apple Cup both on and off the field. After the Washington Huskies scored to go up 42-17 in the 4 th quarter, someone threw a water bottle onto the field. The bottle hit WSU linebacker Peyton Pelluer on the leg.
A disappointing end to the regular season for the Cougs for sure, but all hope is not lost. They are still bowl-eligible. Now it is just a matter of figuring out which game they will go to.
As for their No. 23 ranking in the AP and College Football Playoff polls, that will likely go away after this loss.
Meanwhile for the Huskies, this opens the door to them breaking into the top 4 and having a chance to play for a national championship. The Huskies will either face No. 9 Colorado or No. 12 USC on December 2 for the Pac-12 Championship in Santa Clara, California. If the Huskies win, they will likely be ranked in the top 4 and be playing in the College Football Playoff.
Gentleman on the field introduces his young daughter to Gabe Marks.— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) November 25, 2016
After a nice hello, "Sorry we lost."