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Tale of the tape: Washington 31, Washington State 13

As always, our postgame tale of the tape.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAMEDwayne Washington continued his tear, ripping off touchdown runs of 51 and 60 yards against a pretty weak WSU defense. Washington finished with 135 yards rushing on just 16 carries, as the Huskies favored the pass in this game with the Cougars blitzing frequently and leaving their cornerbacks isolated against the Huskies’ receivers. It was Washington’s third consecutive 100-plus yard game, and he’s now rushed for touchdowns of 60, 51, 68 and 66 yards in UW’s last three games. He also had a 1-yard touchdown run at Arizona, so that gives him five scores in three games. The season is almost over, but the sophomore seems to be trending upward. Read more »


Quoting Chris Petersen on the Apple Cup, fumbles and more

Here’s everything coach Chris Petersen said during his weekly Monday press conference — his last of the regular season. Much of the talk centered around the Apple Cup, obviously.

(Anything derogatory to say about WSU?) “No. I do not. My first Apple Cup I should just say nothing. Excited to play in it, no question about it.” Read more »


Quoting Steve Sarkisian on Wednesday before the Apple Cup

Steve Sarkisian met with reporters for the final time this week before Washington plays Washington State on Friday.

He said Keith Price “had a good practice today,” but that he’ll have to see how he responds tomorrow before making a determination on his playing status.

Sarkisian said it’s possible that decision might not be made until Friday, “because he could sleep on it wrong or something, quite honestly, Thursday night. That part is the challenge with this one. It’s not like a bruised shin or something where he’s just going to lay down and be fine. We’re going to monitor him.”

“The beauty of it is, Cyler’s practicing really well. He’s getting a lot of reps, so from a game-plan standpoint I think he’s got a really good understanding of it. I feel good about either one of them. When the ball kicks off and we take the field on offense I’ll feel really good about either one of those guys going out and executing for us.”

Here’s the rest of what he said … Read more »


Morning links: WSU on the verge of bowling for first time in a decade

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos views the crowd attending an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
Washington State athletic director Bill Moos views the crowd attending an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

With Washington hosting Washington State this week, we turned our attention to the Cougars in today’s newspaper. Let’s get to the links.

Here’s our story on WSU’s ascension to bowl eligibility, with comments from athletic director Bill Moos gauging the Cougars’ bowl prospects.

— We also had some quotes and video from Steve Sarkisian on the blog last night.

— Dave Boling writes that this year’s Apple Cup features winning teams for the first time since 2002. Read more »


Quoting Steve Sarkisian on Monday (Apple Cup edition)

Here’s the rest of what Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said during his 30-minute press conference this afternoon …

(Opening comments) “Just a quick recap of the game. I thought our guys played really hard. And that’s been a common trait of ours, of the way we’ve been playing. We’ve played really hard and physical, and I thought we did that in all three phases. I thought one of the big keys to it was our execution. I thought especially up front with the offense line they blocked extremely well. Not only were they physical but they were targeting guys well, they were communicating well. And then defensively with some of the things we were doing – communication was really good up front, as well as in the back end. Guys were in really good position to make plays on the football in the back end. We saw that. We covered well – forced the quarterback to hold onto the ball probably more than he would have liked…got some pressure on him, forced some errant throws which we were hopeful. And then ultimately got four turnovers, which is a huge component in any game but was a huge component in this game, especially getting four turnovers and not giving up any. Read more »