Apple Cup

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Apple Cup
First meeting November 30, 1900
tie, 5–5
Latest meeting November 27, 2015
Washington, 45–10
Next meeting November 25, 2016
in Pullman  (Friday)
Trophy Apple Cup (since 1962)
Governor's Trophy (1934–61)
Statistics
Meetings total 108
All-time series Washington leads,
70–32–6 (.676)
Largest victory Washington, 51–3 (2000)
Longest win streak Washington, 8
(1959–1966, 1974–1981)
Current win streak Washington, 3
(2013–present)
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 in 1962, the Apple Cup trophy goes to the winner. The Huskies lead the series 70–32–6 (.676).

Series history[edit]

From 1934 to 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 in Pullman was the "Crapple Cup" and "full of worms", because WSU (1–10) hosted winless UW (0–11); the Cougars won, albeit in double overtime.[3] The game returned to the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2009 in Seattle and the 2010 game was played on December 4 in Pullman. The 2011 game in Seattle on Saturday, November 26, was moved to CenturyLink Field to allow an early start on the renovation of Husky Stadium.

From 1950 to 1980 (except for 1954), the WSU home games in the series were played at Joe Albi Stadium (Memorial Stadium until 1962) 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; through the 2015 game, the Huskies lead the series 70–32–6.

Game results[edit]

Washington victories Washington State victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 1900 Seattle Tie 5–5
2 1901 Pullman Washington State 10–0
3 1902 Seattle Washington 16–1
4 1903 Pullman Washington 10–0
5 1904 Seattle Washington 12–6
6 1907 Seattle Washington State 11–5
7 1908 Seattle Tie 6–6
8 1910 Spokane Washington 16–0
9 1911 Seattle Washington 30–6
10 1912 Seattle Washington 19–0
11 1913 Seattle Washington 20–0
12 1914 Seattle Washington 45–0
13 1917 Seattle Washington State 14–0
14 1919 Pullman Washington 13–7
15 1921 Seattle Washington State 14–0
16 1922 Pullman Washington 16–13
17 1923 Seattle Washington 24–7
18 1924 Seattle Washington 14–0
19 1925 Pullman Washington 23–0
20 1926 Seattle Washington State 9–6
21 1927 Seattle Washington 14–0
22 1928 Seattle Washington 6–0
23 1929 Pullman Washington State 20–13
24 1930 Seattle Washington State 3–0
25 1931 Seattle Washington 12–0
26 1932 Seattle Tie 0–0
27 1933 Pullman Washington State 17–6
28 1934 Seattle Tie 0–0
29 1935 Pullman Washington 21–0
30 1936 Seattle Washington 40–0
31 1937 Pullman Tie 7–7
32 1938 Seattle Washington 26–0
33 1939 Pullman Washington State 6–0
34 1940 Seattle Washington 33–9
35 1941 Pullman Washington 23–13
36 1942 Seattle Tie 0–0
37 1945 Seattle Washington 6–0
38 1945 Pullman Washington State 7–0
39 1946 Pullman Washington 21–7
40 1947 Seattle Washington 20–0
41 1948 Pullman Washington State 10–0
42 1949 Seattle Washington 34–21
43 1950 Spokane Washington 52–21
44 1951 Seattle Washington State 27–25
45 1952 Spokane Washington 33–27
46 1953 Seattle Washington State 25–20
47 1954 Pullman Washington State 26–7
48 1955 Seattle Washington 27–7
49 1956 Spokane Washington 40–26
50 1957 Seattle Washington State 27–7
51 1958 Spokane Washington State 18–14
52 1959 Seattle Washington 20–0
53 1960 Spokane Washington 8–7
54 1961 Seattle Washington 21–17
55 1962 Spokane Washington 26–21
# Date Location Winner Score
56 1963 Seattle Washington 16–0
57 1964 Spokane Washington 14–0
58 1965 Seattle Washington 27–9
59 1966 Spokane Washington 19–7
60 1967 Seattle Washington State 9–7
61 1968 Spokane Washington State 24–0
62 1969 Seattle Washington 30–21
63 1970 Spokane Washington 43–25
64 1971 Seattle Washington 28–20
65 1972 Spokane Washington State 27–10
66 1973 Seattle Washington State 52–26
67 1974 Spokane Washington 24–17
68 1975 Seattle Washington 28–27
69 1976 Spokane Washington 51–32
70 1977 Seattle Washington 35–15
71 1978 Spokane Washington 38–8
72 1979 Seattle Washington 17–7
73 1980 Spokane Washington 30–23
74 1981 Seattle Washington 23–10
75 1982 Pullman Washington State 24–20
76 1983 Seattle Washington State 17–6
77 1984 Pullman Washington 38–29
78 1985 Seattle Washington State 21–20
79 1986 Pullman Washington 44–23
80 1987 Seattle Washington 34–19
81 1988 Pullman Washington State 32–31
82 1989 Seattle Washington 20–9
83 1990 Pullman Washington 55–10
84 1991 Seattle Washington 56–21
85 1992 Pullman Washington State 42–23
86 1993 Seattle Washington 26–3
87 1994 Pullman Washington State 23–6
88 1995 Seattle Washington 33–30
89 1996 Pullman Washington 31–24OT
90 1997 Seattle Washington State 41–35
91 1998 Pullman Washington 16–9
92 1999 Seattle Washington 24–14
93 2000 Pullman Washington 51–3
94 2001 Seattle Washington 26–14
95 2002 Pullman Washington 29–263OT
96 2003 Seattle Washington 27–19
97 2004 Pullman Washington State 28–25
98 2005 Seattle Washington State 26–22
99 2006 Pullman Washington 35–32
100 2007 Seattle Washington State 42–35
101 2008 Pullman Washington State 16–132OT
102 2009 Seattle Washington 30–0
103 2010 Pullman Washington 35–28
104 2011 Seattle^ Washington 38–21
105 2012 Pullman Washington State 31–28OT
106 2013 Seattle Washington 27–17
107 2014 Pullman Washington 31–13
108 2015 Seattle Washington 45–10
Series: Washington leads 70–32–6

^ The 2011 game was played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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.
Prior to 1959, WSU was WSC.[4][5]

Coaching records[edit]

Since 1945

Washington[edit]

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Ralph Welch Washington 4 1945–1947 3 1 0 .750
Howard Odell Washington 5 1948–1952 2 3 0 .400
John Cherberg Washington 3 1953–1955 1 2 0 .333
Darrell Royal     Washington     1 1956 1 0 0 1.000 
Jim Owens Washington 18 1957–1974 12 6 0 .667
Don James Washington 18 1975–1992 13 5 0 .722
Jim Lambright Washington 6 1993–1998 4 2 0 .667
Rick Neuheisel Washington 4 1999–2002 4 0 0 1.000 
Keith Gilbertson Washington 2 2003–2004 1 1 0 .500
Tyrone Willingham Washington 4 2005–2008 1 3 0 .250
Steve Sarkisian Washington 5 2009–2013 4 1 0 .800
Chris Petersen Washington 2 2014–2015 2 0 0 1.000 

Washington State[edit]

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Phil Sarboe Washington State 6 1945–1949 2 4 0 .333
Forest Evashevski Washington State 2 1950–1951 1 1 0 .500
Al Kircher Washington State 4 1952–1955 2 2 0 .500
Jim Sutherland Washington State 8 1956–1963 2 6 0 .250
Bert Clark Washington State 4 1964–1967 1 3 0 .250
Jim Sweeney Washington State 8 1968–1975 3 5 0 .375
Jackie Sherrill Washington State 1 1976 0 1 0 .000
Warren Powers Washington State 1 1977 0 1 0 .000
Jim Walden Washington State 9 1978–1986 3 6 0 .333
Dennis Erickson Washington State 2 1987–1988 1 1 0 .500
Mike Price Washington State 14 1989–2002 3 11 0 .214
Bill Doba Washington State 5 2003–2007 3 2 0 .600
Paul Wulff Washington State 4 2008–2011 1 3 0 .250
Mike Leach Washington State 4 2012–2015 1 3 0 .250
  • Last tie was in 1942, overtime began in 1996 in Division I-A
  • 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. 
  4. ^ "New name for WSC near O.K.". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington). February 4, 1959. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "New name near for State College". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington). August 5, 1959. p. 18.