Apple Cup primer: Washington vs. Washington State by the numbers
It’s Apple Cup week, but before we look ahead to this year’s battle in the Palouse, here’s a look at the series history by the numbers.
106: The number of times Washington State and Washington have played each other heading into this year’s Apple Cup.
68-32-6: The all-time series record, which is in the Huskies’ favor.
7:30: The start time for this year’s game, marking the latest kickoff in the history of the series.
8: The longest winning streak in the series. It has happened twice, both by the Huskies (1959-66 and 1974-81).
2: Washington State’s longest winning streak in the series. The Cougars have never taken more than two straight games against the Huskies, though they have won back-to-back games seven times.
4: The number of times the Apple Cup has gone to overtime. Each team has two overtime victories.
399: The individual record for passing yards, set by Washington State’s Alex Brink in 2007, the same year he became the first Cougars quarterback to register three Apple Cup wins. The passing record might be in jeopardy Saturday with Washington State entering the game averaging 488.8 passing yards per game.
5: Most touchdown passes in an Apple Cup, which is another potential record in jeopardy. Brink (2007) and fellow-Cougar Jack Thompson (1976) share the mark.
296: The individual record for rushing yards, which belongs to Washington’s Hugh McElhenny from the Huskies’ 52-21 win in Spokane in 1951.
203: The individual record for receiving yards, set by Washington’s Reggie Williams in a 26-14 win in 2001 at Husky Stadium. He also had an Apple Cup-record 12 receptions.
48: The biggest margin of victory, from Washington’s 51-3 victory in Pullman in 2000.
6: The number of ties in the history of the Apple Cup. The last happened in 1942, which was one of three scoreless games in the series.
56: The most points scored in a game by either team; Washington won 56-21 in 1991, the year the Huskies won a co-national championship.