VIDEO: Washington WIL Keishawn Bierria Post-Game - Apple Cup spoke post-game with Keishawn Bierria, who had eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble in Washington's 45-10 drubbing of No. 20 Washington State in the 108th Apple Cup, played Friday at Husky Stadium.

On not blitzing often “We brought a little pressure.”


On playing mostly base defense “Yeah. We were just playing chess with them. Our defensive coordinator (Pete Kwiatkowski) did a great job with that. We just did our part and did our position and did our job and just made our plays.”


On Gabe Marks’ injury “My eyes were on him the whole play. I’m running straight to him and I’m looking at that ball. I could just tell by how he went down and how he let the ball go he was in pain. That’s hard to watch. It’s never good when someone gets hurt like that. I hope he has a good recovery. I don’t know what happened but I wish the best for him. He’s a great player.”


On if he saw the replay of the play where Gabe Marks got hurt “I didn’t see the replay. I don’t want to watch it.”


On what it means to get bowl eligibility “It’s definitely just fighting. It was like ‘what do you guys want to work for?’ It meant a lot to us getting that sixth win. Today we made a statement. I don’t feel like it was just a sixth win. We want to go bowling, that’s in our plan, but definitely it’s past that. We want more than that. That’s our statement. Our record is not who we are. It definitely was a rough year, but bowling we have to finish strong; we want to finish this year with that seventh win.”


On if there was a noticeable difference in crowd noise today “Yep. It’s the best setting in college football. 70,000 versus 69,000? I can’t tell the difference. It’s loud out there. You don’t hear a thing. It definitely helped. It affected Washington State. As a defense, our crowd is always rocking and you can’t hear a thing. It helped.” Top Stories