Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
When: Saturday, November 30, 2014
7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
TV Schedule:s Fox Sports-1, with Joe Davis (play-by-play),
Joey Harrington (color) and Kris Budden (sidelines)
Radio: KOMO AM-1000/FM-97.7; Sirius 92; XM 198
Washington leads this series 68-32-6. The Huskies come away with a win in this series at slightly more than a 2/1 clop. Actually, its 2.125/1 if you don't count the ties. This is just the kind of record you would expect a bigger brother to have against his small, and annoying, sibling. Honestly, I am the oldest of 5, and I have never, ever wished I was one of my little brothers.
Last year the Huskies shook off the Crapple Cup loss from 2012, when they gifted the Cuogs 18 unanswered 4th quarter points, and blew the game in overtime, with a convincing 27-17 victory. Bishop Sankey had another 200 yard game, and the Husky D only gave up 7 2nd half points.
I wonder if I could pass for 600 yards in a game as a Wazzu QB?
1.5 - The number of interceptions Wazzu QBs throw per game.
3.9 - The number of TDs Wazzu QBs throw per game.
41.5 - The number of yards Cuog RBs gain per game.
88.3 - The percentage of the time Cuog opponents score points in the red zone.
Questions Needing Answers
How will the Husky rushing attack fare this week? Will the fumbles continue, and who is going to be the culprit this week? Can Cyler Miles continue his upward trend across the board? Will the line continue it's improvement in pass protection?
Can we see some more defensive touchdowns already? How will the secondary and linebackers hold up defending the pass? Who is going to have the most sacks? Do you feel sorry for the Cuog center?
What's will this year's version of the Apple Cup have in store? What is Mike Leach's post game interview going to sound like? Does anyone else want to see a mascot fight?
The Cuog offense is great at being one-dimensional. They throw, and throw, and throw some more. Every game the Wazzu QB throws the equivalent of a simulated college baseball game. Since that's the case, it's almost a guarantee that the Cuogars are going to put up a billion passing yards each game. The key for the Huskies is simply to bend, but not break in the red zone. Force lots of field goals, and score TD's for yourselves, will be the key. This game has all the makings of being a long, long game for the young secondary. However, the young DBs have continued, game by game, to show substantial improvement. I see this game as their biggest test of the year, and it is fitting that the game is the final game of the regular season. This will be their final exam, and I predict that they will pass it with flying colors.
- Ah, Apple Cup week. This is a pretty entertaining read, from John Blanchette of the Spokesman Review. It's worth the time.
- Apple Cup fun, and lots of it, from the prospective of a bunch of Cuogs.
- A bunch of painful Apple Cup losses, at least if you're a Husky fan. Although, I'm pretty sure that this is all of the memorable wins from a Cuog perspective.
Courtesy of VegasInsider, the Huskies are 3.5 point favorites this week. The Huskies still have yet to lose a game when favored this year. The line for the game is 64.5. I would take the under ... as the Dawgs have been under the line in 8 of 12 games this season. The Huskies covered the spread last week, and now their record against the spread is 6-6. Not to shabby.
Come on over to the game thread to have a little bit of jovial banter, to put it nicely, with fellow Dawg fans, and the occasional troll, you'll be happy you did, so long as every single play goes exactly right. Otherwise, feel free to jump in and add to the communal vitriol. I wager we'll see at least 52 calls for Jonathan Smith's job, 92.5 f-bombs, and the over-under for spiteful Coach Pete comments at 127. It opens up a half hour or so before kickoff.