Friday 3:30 PM: #5 Washington at #23 Washington State
Apple Cup!!!! If you don't like the Apple Cup then I don't know what to tell you. You live in a veil of darkness. Confounded by sadness, you walk the earth a shadowy presence seeking in vain the lost humanity that has caused you to forget the joy of apples. Bless you in your bedeviled misery. For the rest of us, it's the most wonderful time of the year! And the stakes! The stakes are high!! If Washington can win at Pullman, they immediately become the favorite to replace the loser of Michigan-Ohio State in the coveted top four. A victory would put them in the Pac 12 championship game, and keep their national championship hopes alive. A Cougars upset would likely eliminate the Pac 12 from playoff consideration, a small price to pay for bringing home the Apple Cup. The Huskies looked vulnerable in getting hided by USC two weeks ago, and Washington State had won eight straight prior to losing at tough Colorado this week. Intrigue abounds.