The Washington Huskies were threatening to run away with the Apple Cup until a late second quarter interception by Washington State safety Deone Bucannon in the end zone. Up 14-0, Washington quarterback Jake Locker looked for Jermaine Kearse in the back of the end zone, but Bucannon stepped in front, picking it off and giving the Cougars a chance. Jeff Tuel and the Cougar offense cashed-in, driving 80 yards in the two-minute offense for the score.
Tuel found Jared Karstetter in the back of the end zone for five yards and the score to bring the Cougs with a touchdown, 14-7. Outside of the late heroics, Washington State was dominated statistically, as the Huskies outgained the Cougars 234-135, including 100-56 on the ground. Chris Polk led the way for the Huskies, picking up 78 yards on 13 carries.
The quarterback battle has yet to deliver, with both Locker and Tuel struggling through the first half of play. Tuel threw for 79 yards and a touchdown on 9-15 passing. Locker wasn’t much better, throwing for 104 yards and an interception on 9-13 passing.
At the half, it’s Washington over Washington State, 14-7