Washington football won their seventh straight Apple Cup on Friday, moving Chris Petersen to 6-0 against the Cougars in his career
After Washington State dominated the first drive of the game, and Max Borghi walked in for a touchdown, Washington football didn’t allow the Cougars to find the end zone again, and ended up cruising to a 31-13 victory.
After a Jacob Eason QB sneak to tie the game, the Huskies never looked back and ended up taking a 21-10 lead into halftime. The defense bent, but didn’t break all game. Cougars quarterback Anthony Gordon, the nation’s leader in passing went 48/62 for 308 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions. For reference, he completed 50 passes against Oregon State the week before for 606 yards and six touchdowns.
Terrell Bynum has come alive for the Huskies lately, and looks like he might have secured a starting spot for the 2020 season. Bynum caught his first career touchdown as part of a three catch, 77-yard performance and looks to be a key piece of the offense next year for whoever plays quarterback on Montlake next year.
The pass rush continued to hit home against the Cougars using only a three-man front, and Joe Tryon is emerging as a superstar, recording his third two-sack game on the season. Edefuan Ulofoshio and Ryan Bowman also recorded 1.5 sacks each in the game.
Washington’s defense has the Cougars’ number for a while now, and the coaches always seem happy to remark about how easy it is to gameplan against WSU. The Huskies will finish the season with a record of 7-5, while going 4-5 in the conference. Next up for the Huskies, we’ll have to find out what bowl game they’ll participate in. This has turned out to be a disappointing season, however, beating the Cougars always makes everything a little sweeter.