Pullman, WA - The two top teams in the Pac-12 North finally get to play each other for a trip to the Pac-12 championship game. I have to tell you, I wasn’t picturing this scenario when the season started.
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
When: Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m. Pacific/3:30 p.m. EST
TV Info: FOX - J Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (color) and Shannon Spake (sidelines) providing the commentary.
Radio Info: KOMO AM-1000/FM-97.7; Sirius (84) and XM (84)
How to Watch and Listen to the Huskies:
Audio Stream: TuneIn Radio
Video Stream: FoxSportsGo
I struggle putting a bunch history in the article for this game. It’s the Apple Cup, and the Huskies usually win. In fact, they win 64 percent of the time. Hopefully that means the Huskies win the 119th iteration of this game.
1st - The Huskies’ conference rank in total points scored per game this season.
2nd - The Cuogs’ rank in the same category. (Nobody else in the conference is averaging over 40 points per game this season.)
17.9 - Average number of points the Huskies are giving up per game this season.
29.63 - Washington opponents’ third down conversion percentage this season.
48.41 - WSU’s third down conversion percentage.
71.4 - Luke Falk’s completion percentage.
Putting it all Together
The Cougars like to pass the ball a lot. We all know that. The big question is how the Husky D can mitigate the effects of WSU’s super efficient passing game.
It’s going to require limiting the amount of space the Huskies give the Cuog receivers when they catch the ball. It’s also going to require some creative ways to get to Luke Falk and force him to throw bad balls.
I think Budda Baker is going to have a huge day, as will the rest of the UW secondary. Hopefully the Husky offense can get things done whey they have the chance.
The Huskies are favored as 6 point road warriors (courtesy of VegasInsider).The O/U is 63 points. I always hated it when the Huskies were underdogs at home, but it almost always ended up the way Vegas said it was going to. Here’s to that happening yet again.