The No. 25 Washington Huskies will try to close out the season with five straight wins and knock off their cross-state rival Washington St. Cougars in a clash for the Apple Cup in Pullman on Friday afternoon.
Washington (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) has not allowed more than 17 points to an opponent during their four-game winning streak, and will pit their stout defense against a Cougars squad that that struggled to put points on the board in recent weeks. The Huskies have a bowl bid locked up, but a win on Saturday to make the team a more appealing team when selections are made.
The Cougars (2-9, 0-8 Pac-12) have lost eight straight games and are coming off a 46-7 trouncing by the Arizona St. Sun Devils. They will try to avoid their second winless Pac-12 slate in the past four years and salvage what a has been a very disappointing season with a win over their in-state rival.
The Huskies are 13.5-point favorites over the Cougars at most sportsbooks.
Kickoff is slated for 12:30 p.m. PT on Friday and the game will be televised on FOX.