Saturday's Apple Cup will feature the Washington Huskies and Washington St. Cougars in a state rivalry game that will have have players, students and alumni on both sides fired up. Beyond this, the game will also feature two interesting subplots involving starting quarterbacks Keith Price and Marshall Lobbestael.
On Saturday, Price will have the opportunity to break the Husky touchdown passing record set by Cody Pickett at 28 back in 2001. Price currently has 26 touchdowns on the season and needs only three more to set the new school record. He has cooled off since a sizzling early-season stretch that saw him toss 21 touchdowns through Washington's first six games, but Price could replicate his early season three- or four-touchdown performances in this wild rivalry game and emerge as a new record holder.
Lobbestael, meanwhile, will play his final regular season game with the Cougars as a senior. The last time Lobbestael saw the field, he proceeded to get benched early on in WSU's game against the Arizona St. Sun Devils. Freshman Connor Halliday took over at quarterback and threw for an impressive 494 yards and four touchdowns. Saturday's game gives Lobbestael a chance to rewrite the final chapter of his Cougar career and end it on a positive note.