PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Michael Penix Jr. threw 484 yards and had a total of five touchdowns and the No. 12 Washington won back the Apple Cup with a 51-33 win over Washington State on Saturday night.
A year after the Huskies saw the Cougars celebrate after a seven-game losing streak at Husky Stadium, Washington still holds out hope for a New Year’s celebration thanks to an outstanding quarterback and a number of saves. Break the defense in the second half.
Washington (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12, CFP No. 13) beat the Cougars (7-5, 4-5) 23-6 in the second half after a dizzying first half with 55 aggregate points, 630 aggregate points. combined attack and took a 28-27 lead for the Huskies at halftime.
Rome Odunze had a five-yard touchdown in the opening minutes of the fourth half. Peyton Henry kicks in for 20 yards with 5:02, and Wayne Taulapapa runs a 40-yard TD with 1:28.
The Huskies finished with 702 yards of Washington State’s defense, leading the Pac-12 in defensive scores of under 20 points per game. Had it not been for the Huskies’ two goals in the second half, the winning score could have been much bigger.
84 points combined is the most in 114 matches between opponents.
Washington’s win also puts Utah in the Pac-12 championship game as a rival to Southern California next week in Las Vegas.
Cameron Ward threw 322 yards and two touchdowns for Washington State, but the Cougars failed to score five of their six strikes in the second half.
https://www.king5.com/article/sports/no-12-washington-outlasts-washington-st-51-33-in-apple-cup/281-a39c9f2c-3843-4a10-bcc4-61cfc1abce61 No. 12 Washington outlasts Washington St 51-33 in Apple Cup