Jake Heaps’ Film Room: WSU’s Air Raid vs UW Huskies’ secondary is Apple Cup’s key matchup

Nov 21, 2018, 1:19 PM

We all know what the key matchup of the Apple Cup is going to be: WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew leading Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense against the UW Huskies’ vaunted secondary under defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake.

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Before Friday’s huge 5:30 p.m. game on 710 ESPN Seattle, former NFL and NCAA quarterback Jake Heaps breaks down that key matchup. Will Minshew, the Cougars’ wide receivers and a strong change-of-pace running game be able to finally crack the code against UW’s defense? Or will Taylor Rapp, Byron Murphy and the rest of Washington’s defensive backs disrupt the WSU passing attack and lead the Huskies to a sixth straight Apple Cup victory?

Watch the attached video to see what Minshew and WSU’s offense does so well, and how the Huskies’ defense can shut it down.

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