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Apple Cup history: high-scoring games

A look at the highest-scoring games in Apple Cup history.


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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




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