PHOTO ESSAY II: WASHINGTON BELONGS TO COUGS

SEATTLE -- The crimson standouts were many Saturday, with Trandon Harvey, Jerome Harrison, Alex Brink, Will Derting, Eric Frampton and others among the top performers in Washington State's 26-22 Apple Cup victory over Washington. Celebrating the Apple Cup, as told from the CF.C photo lens in this exclusive photo essay.

Part II. For the first photo essay please follow this link: PHOTO ESSAY: WASHINGTON BELONGS TO THE COUGS


Washington State was well represented at Husky Stadium for the 98th Apple Cup. The Cougars won, 26-22 in a thrilling, come from behind victory.


Good sports Jim Riley and son A.J. standing in front of Husky Stadium for 30 minutes before kickoff as payment for losing a bet on the 2004 Apple Cup.


Alex Brink gets a bear hug from defensive coordinator Robb Akey. Brink becomes the first Cougar starting quarterback to win consecutive Apple Cup games. He completed 21 of 35 for 283 yards and two TDs on the afternoon, and converted two third down conversions on the 80-yard, game winning drive, putting Washington State ahead for good with 1:20 left in the game. Brink was not intercepted on the day.


Brian Hall and Josh Duin are warmly received by a crimson horde in Husky Stadium. Hall recovered a key fumble late in the third quarter. On the play, true freshman gunner Courtney Williams used a couple of weaving moves and sheer speed to free himself, bee-lining towards return man Sonny Shackelford. A force on special teams this season, Williams raked the ball away from Shackelford and Hall pounced on it. Six plays later, Harrison took it to the house.


Quarterback Alex Brink receives congratulations from well wishers after the game.


Coach Bill Doba makes his way into the throng after the game. On the small skirmish at midfield after the game, Doba said; "I just want to say that I'm sorry about what happened in the middle. I don't know who started it, it doesn't matter. Our kids are out there on that `W' and they shouldn't do that. That started a few years ago at our place and you can't do that. That will never happen again, I can promise you that. This has always been a very class act and we want to keep it that way. It was unfortunate that that had to happen."


Dan Rowlands and Josh Duin celebrate with the Cougar crowd in Husky Stadium. Rowlands and Duin will be among a group, that includes Kenny Alfred, Andy Roof and others, who will compete for one of two open starting spots up front next year with center Nick Mihlhauser and guard Norvell Holmes graduating.


Cory Evans, who had 19 tackles, primarily on special teams, this year, including one on the final kickoff of the game, expresses the sentiment of the Cougar Nation. Jerome Harrison rushed for over 100 yards a Pac-10 record 14 straight games. In eight of the 11 games this season, he topped the century mark by halftime. The Ghost rushed for over 200 yards on four occasions this year, all against Pac-10 teams. The senior's 1,900 rushing yards this season is the fifth-best single-season performance ever by a Pac-10 player, joining Marcus Allen (1981), Charles White (1979), Ricky Bell (1975) and J.J. Arrington (2004) as the only backs to reach the 1,900-yard mark. Harrison finished this season with 2,113 all-purpose yards, second on WSU's single-season list behind the great Bernard Jackson, who had 2,118 yards in 1971.


Chris Jordan and Robert McNamara celebrate Washington State's second win in a row over the UW.


Quarterbacks coach Timm Rosenbach congratulates Brink after the Apple Cup win.


Adam Braidwood and Ropati Pitoitua were part of a defensive line that helped limit the Huskies to 327 total yards.


Eric Frampton takes a knee after the Cougs win their second Cup in a row. Frampton was the leading tackler on the season for Washington State, with 87 tackles.


Robb Akey is all smiles after the game as his defensive stoppers came up with their best effort of the year.


Benny Ward and teammates celebrate the Apple Cup win. The freshman played in every game this season, primarily on special teams.


The Cougars sing the Washington State fight song after the win over the Huskies.


Jerome Harrison is in great demand after his performance in the Apple Cup. His 207 rushing yards marked an all-time Cougar-high for an Apple Cup.


Ryan Witter, son of Cougfan.com Executive Editor Greg Witter, with Jerome Harrison after the Apple Cup win.


Two future Cougars, Esteban Aliste {11} and Ryan Witter, both of Seattle, work on their midfield celebration technique after Washington State's 26-22 win over Washington in the 98th Apple Cup.


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