Apple Cup

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Apple Cup
Sport Football
First meeting 1900:  November 30 (Friday)
Tie, 5–5
Latest meeting 2014:  November 29 (Saturday)
Washington, 31–13
Next meeting 2015:  November 27 (Friday)
in Seattle
Trophy Apple Cup  (since 1962)
Governor's Trophy (1934–1961)
Statistics
Meetings total 107
All-time series Washington, 69–32–6  (.673)
Current win streak 2, Washington (2013–2014)
Governor Chris Gregoire prepares to present the Apple Cup to WSU in 2007

The Apple Cup is an American college football rivalry between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State University Cougars. Both are members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

First played in 1900, it is traditionally the final game of the regular season and formerly took place on the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving. Since 1946, it has been held in odd years at Husky Stadium in Seattle (except 2011 at CenturyLink Field), and WSU has been the home team during even years, with games played in Pullman at Rogers Field (1946, 1948, 1954) and Martin Stadium (since 1982), with the other fifteen contests in Spokane at Joe Albi Stadium. With the extension of the college football regular season to 12 games in 2006, the game is often played at a later date. Since 2011, it has been held on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but was played a day later in 2014.[1] First awarded 53 years ago in 1962, the Apple Cup trophy goes to the winner. The University of Washington leads the rivalry 69-32 with 6 ties.

Series history[edit]

From 1934 through 1961, the teams played for the "Governor's Trophy".[2] The game was renamed the "Apple Cup" in 1962 because of Washington being a major producer of apples.

With the lengthening of the college football regular season schedule to 12 games in 2006, there was a movement to change the date of the game from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the weekend following, which would have allowed a bye week during the season. In 2006, both teams played 12 straight weeks without a break, leaving the two teams noticeably fatigued. For the first time, the 2007 game was played the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It returned to the Saturday before Thanksgiving in 2008 in Pullman.

The media joked that the 2008 game was the "Crapple Cup" and "full of worms," because 1–10 Washington State played and beat 0–11 Washington.[3] The game returned to the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2009 in Seattle and the 2010 game was played on December 4 in Pullman.

From 1950 to 1980 (except for 1954), the WSU home games in the series were played at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. The Cougars won three of these sixteen games in Spokane (1958, 1968, 1972). In 1910, the WSU home game was played in Spokane's Recreation Park.

The first game was held in 1900 and resulted in a 5–5 tie, and through the 2014 game, the Huskies hold a 69–32–6 (.673) advantage.

Game results[edit]

WSU victories UW victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 1900 Seattle Tie 5–5
2 1901 Pullman WSU 10–0
3 1902 Seattle UW 16–0
4 1903 Pullman UW 10–0
5 1904 Seattle UW 12–6
6 1907 Seattle WSU 11–5
7 1908 Seattle Tie 6–6
8 1910 Spokane UW 16–0
9 1911 Seattle UW 30–6
10 1912 Seattle UW 19–0
11 1913 Seattle UW 20–0
12 1914 Seattle UW 45–0
13 1917 Seattle WSU 14–0
14 1919 Pullman UW 13–7
15 1921 Seattle WSU 14–0
16 1922 Pullman UW 16–13
17 1923 Seattle UW 24–7
18 1924 Seattle UW 14–0
19 1925 Pullman UW 23–0
20 1926 Seattle WSU 9–6
21 1927 Seattle UW 14–0
22 1928 Seattle UW 6–0
23 1929 Pullman WSU 20–13
24 1930 Seattle WSU 3–0
25 1931 Seattle UW 12–0
26 1932 Seattle Tie 0–0
27 1933 Pullman WSU 17–6
28 1934 Seattle Tie 0–0
29 1935 Pullman UW 21–0
30 1936 Seattle UW 40–0
31 1937 Pullman Tie 7–7
32 1938 Seattle UW 26–0
33 1939 Pullman WSU 6–0
34 1940 Seattle UW 33–9
35 1941 Pullman UW 23–13
36 1942 Seattle Tie 0–0
37 1945 Seattle UW 6–0
# Date Location Winner Score
38 1945 Pullman WSU 7–0
39 1946 Pullman UW 21–7
40 1947 Seattle UW 20–0
41 1948 Pullman WSU 10–0
42 1949 Seattle UW 34–21
43 1950 Spokane UW 52–21
44 1951 Seattle WSU 27–25
45 1952 Spokane UW 33–27
46 1953 Seattle WSU 25–20
47 1954 Pullman WSU 26–7
48 1955 Seattle UW 27–7
49 1956 Spokane UW 40–26
50 1957 Seattle WSU 27–7
51 1958 Spokane WSU 18–14
52 1959 Seattle UW 20–0
53 1960 Spokane UW 8–7
54 1961 Seattle UW 21–17
55 1962 Spokane UW 26–21
56 1963 Seattle UW 16–0
57 1964 Spokane UW 14–0
58 1965 Seattle UW 27–9
59 1966 Spokane UW 19–7
60 1967 Seattle WSU 9–7
61 1968 Spokane WSU 24–0
62 1969 Seattle UW 30–21
63 1970 Spokane UW 43–25
64 1971 Seattle UW 28–20
65 1972 Spokane WSU 27–10
66 1973 Seattle WSU 52–26
67 1974 Spokane UW 24–17
68 1975 Seattle UW 28–27
69 1976 Spokane UW 51–32
70 1977 Seattle UW 35–15
71 1978 Spokane UW 38–8
72 1979 Seattle UW 17–7
73 1980 Spokane UW 30–23
74 1981 Seattle UW 23–10
# Date Location Winner Score
75 1982 Pullman WSU 24–20
76 1983 Seattle WSU 17–6
77 1984 Pullman UW 38–29
78 1985 Seattle WSU 21–20
79 1986 Pullman UW 44–23
80 1987 Seattle UW 34–19
81 1988 Pullman WSU 32–31
82 1989 Seattle UW 20–9
83 1990 Pullman UW 55–10
84 1991 Seattle UW 56–21
85 1992 Pullman WSU 42–23
86 1993 Seattle UW 26–3
87 1994 Pullman WSU 23–6
88 1995 Seattle UW 33–30
89 1996 Pullman UW 31–24 OT
90 1997 Seattle WSU 41–35
91 1998 Pullman UW 16–9
92 1999 Seattle UW 24–14
93 2000 Pullman UW 51–3
94 2001 Seattle UW 26–14
95 2002 Pullman UW 29–26 3OT
96 2003 Seattle UW 27–19
97 2004 Pullman WSU 28–25
98 2005 Seattle WSU 26–22
99 2006 Pullman UW 35–32
100 2007 Seattle WSU 42–35
101 2008 Pullman WSU 16–13 2OT
102 2009 Seattle UW 30–0
103 2010 Pullman UW 35–28
104 2011 Seattle UW 38–21
105 2012 Pullman WSU 31–28 OT
106 2013 Seattle UW 27–17
107 2014 Pullman UW 31–13
108 2015 Seattle
109 2016 Pullman
110 2017 Seattle
Series: UW leads 69–32–6


Overtime was introduced for Division I-A (FBS) in 1996 and has been used four times in the Apple Cup, all in Pullman.
Each team has two overtime victories: UW in 1996 and 2002, WSU in 2008 and 2012.

OT → Overtime (1996, 2012)
2OT → Double Overtime (2008)
3OT → Triple Overtime (2002)

After a two-year hiatus in 1943 and 1944, two games were played in 1945.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Withers, Bud (January 6, 2014). "Apple Cup moving back to Saturday for 2014". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] "Apple Cup Preview: After 107 rollicking years, even the trophy has a history" seattlepi.com November 22, 2007
  3. ^ Murphy, Austin (2008-11-20). "Washington-Washington State playing for pride in Apple Cup". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved August 31, 2013.