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November 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM

This day in Apple Cup history

Time for our daily look back, on this Apple Cup week, at other memorable UW-WSU games that occured on this date (that being Nov. 22). …

2003 — Washington 27, WSU 19: This game featured one of the most memorable endings in the history of the game as the Huskies scored 13 points in the final 1:10 to upset a Cougar team that came in ranked No. 8 in the country. As testament to how you never know what may happen in the Apple Cup, UW had suffered one of its worst losses ever the week before — a 54-7 beatdown at Cal — but then got off the mat to beat the Cougars in front of an electric crowd at Husky Stadium. Cody Pickett hit Corey Williams on a touchdown pass to put WSU ahead with 1:10 left, and then Marquis Cooper iced it with an interception return for a touchdown. Both are included in the video below:

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1997 — WSU 41, UW 35: Admittedly one that UW fans don’t recall with any fondness. But the game marks one of just two times WSU beat UW in Husky Stadium to clinch a Rose Bowl berth (the other being 1930).

1986 — UW 44, WSU 23: An easy win for UW in Pullman is best remembered for Jeff Jaeger’s late field goal that gave him an NCAA record (which since having been adjusted to allow for bowl game stats stands at 85, still a UW record though the NCAA mark has since been broken).

1980 — UW 30, WSU 23: In the last Apple Cup played in Spokane, the Huskies overcame an early 14-0 deficit to beat the Cougars and advance to the Rose Bowl, where they then lost to Michigan. Tom Flick threw for 310 yards in beating the Cougars.

1975 — UW 28, WSU 27: The Huskies pulled off the mother of all Apple Cup comebacks in this one, rallying from a 27-14 deficit in the final 3:01 to win it 28-27 in Don James’ first year as UW coach (I detailed the comeback, and specifically the role played by Spider Gaines, in this 2005 story). I also wrote about Al Burleson, the other hero of that game, when he graduated from UW last spring.

1969 — UW 30, WSU 21: One of the worst seasons in UW history was at least capped off with an Apple Cup win as an 0-9 Husky team beat the Cougars to avoid a winless record. Bud Withers wrote this story on the 1969 game in 2004.

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