Tag: Apple Cup
As always, our postgame tale of the tape.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME — Dwayne 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Here’s the rest of what Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said during his 30-minute press conference this afternoon …