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November 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM

This date in Apple Cup history

We took yesterday off from our daily review of the Apple Cup, but frankly, Nov. 24 hasn’t yielded a whole lot of memorable games in the series, anyway — most tended to be held in the Nov. 17-23 range or so.

Nov. 25 isn’t much better, but did result in one of the most memorable moments in the history of the series.

Here’s a quick look at a few Apple Cups played on this date:

1978, UW 38, WSU 8: The Huskies simply routed the Cougars in Spokane in what was the first Don James-Jim Walden Apple Cup matchup. The Huskies rushed for 332 yards with Joe Steele going for 193 and two touchdowns to become only the third Husky to ever rush for more than 1,000 in a season.

1967, WSU 9, UW 7: The Huskies outgained the Cougs 385-194, including 251-44 on the ground, and somehow lost.

1961, UW 21, WSU 17: This was first year after UW had gone to two straight Rose Bowls, and there was nothing on the line in this game in Seattle. But the Huskies rushed for 315 yards, at the time the most in the Jim Owens era, to beat the Cougars.

1950, UW 52, WSU 21: This game is often the earliest referenced when compliling lists of most memorable moments in the series for two reasons. One is the controversy in which the game ended as UW let the Cougars score a late touchdown so they could get the ball back and allow quarterback Don Heinrich to set a national record for completions. The other is the 296 rushing yards of Hugh McElhenny, which remains a school record (Chris Polk almost broke it in last year’s game with 284).

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