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Apple Cup history: high-scoring games
A look at the highest-scoring games in Apple Cup history.
We’ll take a look back at the Apple Cup each day this week.
Today: High-scoring games.
The Huskies scored 69 points last week in a blowout of Oregon State and the Cougars put up 49 in a victory over Utah. Will Friday’s Apple Cup be one of the highest-scoring in the series? Six times, the teams have combined for at least 70 points.
1976: 83 points. Washington, 51-32, in Spokane.
Ron Rowland ran for 196 yards to become just the second 1,000-yard rusher in UW history, finishing with 1,002. Warren Moon threw just 11 passes, completing four.
1973: 78 points. Washington State, 52-26, in Seattle.
The Cougars bolted to a 28-0 lead and were up 42-6 at halftime. The loss capped a winless Pac-8 season for the Huskies.
1991: 77 points. Washington, 56-21, in Seattle.
The Huskies’ victory was the seventh game during their co-national championship season they had scored at least 42 points.
2007: 77 points. Washington State, 42-35, in Seattle.
Alex Brink passed for 399 yards and five touchdowns, including two to Brandon Gibson in the fourth quarter to rally the Cougars.
1997: 76 points. Washington State, 41-35, in Seattle.
Ryan Leaf led the Cougars to victory at Husky Stadium and WSU’s first trip to the Rose Bowl in 67 years.
1950: 73 points. Washington, 52-21, in Spokane.
Huskies star Hugh McElhenny ran for 296 yards and five touchdowns. He finished the season with 1,107 yards rushing, a conference record at the time.
Seattle Times staff