It's the 111th meeting between the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars, and for the second time in three years, it will decide the Pac-12 North. Will Chris Petersen's Apple Cup dominance continue? Or will Gardner Minshew's mustache — and right arm — prove too powerful? Follow here for live updates, highlights and more.
5:45 p.m. | Martin Stadium | Pullman, Wash.
TV: FOX | Radio: 710 AM (WSU) / 1000 AM (UW) | Stream: FOX Sports GO
12:30 | Huskies 28, Cougars 15 A stagnating Huskies offense got exactly the jolt it needed from Myles Gaskin, who bursts through the line of scrimmage on third and 1 to break away for 80 yards and a touchdown. UW converts the two-point attempt, and it’s a 13-point game. Gaskin also crossed the 1,000-yard threshold on that run, becoming the first Pac-12 player to do that in four straight seasons.
2:38 | Huskies 20, Cougars 15 Of course it’s Ben Burr-Kirven who comes down with the huge interception. Levi Onwuzurike gets pressure on Gardner Minshew to force the bad throw. But UW does nothing on offense, and its potential game-changing turnover ends in a Jake Browning pooch punt.
4:44 | Huskies 20, Cougars 15 Jake Browning is strip-sacked and the Cougars recover in UW territory. Five plays later, they’re in the end zone. James Williams loses the ball as he crosses the goal line, but the TD is confirmed. The Cougars go for two but can’t convert. Five-point game.
12:40 | Huskies 20, Cougars 9 This. Game. Is. Drunk. Jake Browning connects with Hunter Bryant for a huge gain over the middle, setting up a trick-play TD from Aaron Fuller to Bryant, again. But Washington State blocks and returns the PAT. So instead of a 14-point game, it’s an 11-point game.
0:33 | Huskies 14, Cougars 7 Just like that, we’ve got a game on our hands: Jack Crane returns the kickoff all the way to the UW 27, setting up an easy path to the end zone for WSU. On the ensuing kickoff, the Huskies fumble and Wazzu recovers. But the Cougs aren’t able to capitalize, entering the half down seven after Gardner Minshew’s jump-ball is intercepted in the end zone by Byron Murphy.
5:37 | Huskies 14, Cougars 0 Myles Gaskin does it again. He gets into the end zone for the second time by spinning out of two tackles and muscling his way through another. UW has 217 yards to WSU’s 94 thus far (64 on 14 carries for Gaskin).
12:10 | Huskies 7, Cougars 0 A little trickery on defense by Chris Petersen? The Huskies clear out the trenches and WSU tries to run on third and short. But the Huskies are prepared and stuff them. Of course, it sets up a fourth and inches, which WSU converts, crossing into UW territory. The fourth-down conversion is for naught, however, as WSU is forced to punt from the UW 44 and the Huskies take over at their 20 after a touchback.
0:08 | Huskies 7, Cougars 0 It took a full quarter of Myles Gaskin running all over the Cougars for him to get in the end zone. He completes a six-play, 77-yard drive with a touchdown run. Browning hit Andre Baccellia for 48 yards over the middle to get UW into the red zone.
2:51 | Huskies 0, Cougars 0 That could read, “Huskies 1, Cougars 1” — as in the number of red-zone turnovers for each side so far. After Gardner Minshew slides short of a first down and WSU loses a challenge, a bad snap on fourth and 1 gets away from Minshew and Ben Burr-Kirven recovers.
5:10 | Huskies 0, Cougars 0 The Cougars are driving into UW territory after intercepting Jake Browning. But this Gardner Minshew completion to Kyle Sweet goes under review. The play stands and gets the Cougars into the red zone.
8:06 | Huskies 0, Cougars 0 UW leans on Myles Gaskin to march down the field after forcing WSU into a three-and-out on its opening drive. But Jake Browning attempts to find Ty Jones in the end zone but Skyler Thomas intercepts him.
5:29 p.m. ICYMI, on their way across I-90 to the Apple Cup last night, one bus carrying the UW band flipped over. There were no life-threatening injuries, but the band won’t perform tonight. Instead, the WSU band has practiced “Bow Down To Washington” and will play the UW fight song for them. Here’s Scott Hanson with more from Pullman.
5:10 p.m. We’re about 35 minutes to kickoff (pushed back to 5:45), and snow has begun to fall in Pullman. As per tradition, the Huskies and Cougars each came shirtless out for warm-ups.
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