ONE HELLUVA AN APPLE CUP!

SEATTLE—Led by yet another stellar performance by Washington State Heisman candidate, running back Jerome Harrison, and a stout defensive outing, the Cougars captured the Apple Cup for the second straight year, defeating the University of Washington in a thrilling 26-22 contest.

A simple bubble screen to Cougar wide-out Trandon Harvey from quarterback Alex Brink with just over one minute remaining secured the Cougar victory, as the senior took it down the sidelines to pay-dirt from 38-yards out.

Harrison extended his Pac-10 record for consecutive 100-yard rushing games at 14 with his 207 yard performance today at Husky Stadium in Seattle. Already the Cougar single-season rushing leader, the Kalamazoo, Michigan native, nicknamed "The Ghost," unofficially closes out the 2005 season with 1,900 ground yards—best in the nation.

WSU reversed a season of late game misfortunes with their last-minute victory, today. Five of their seven losses during the '05 campaign were by four or fewer points.

The Cougar victory marked the first time since the 1982-83 seasons that WSU has won consecutive Apple Cups.

Stay tuned to Cougfan.com for a full recap later tonight!

SCORING SUMMARY
First Quarter
WSU: Prator 30-yard pass from Brink (Langley kick)
UW: Shackelford 65-yard pass from James (Knudson kick)
WSU: Langley 22-yard FG

Second Quarter
WSU: Langley 48-yard FG

Third Quarter
UW: Chambers 16-yard pass from Stanback (Knudson kick)
WSU: Harrison 20-yard run (pass failed)

Fourth Quarter
UW: Sims 3-yard run (pass good)
WSU: Harvey 39-yard pass from Brink (Siderius kick)


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