The Apple Cup: Washington at Washington State

"The Apple Cup"
Washington (5-6) at Washington State (2-9)
Pullman, Wash.
4:00 p.m.
TV: Versus

Washington players to watch:
LB #40 Mason Foster, Sr. - The energetic Foster is all over the field, leading the Pac-10 in tackles with 137.
LB #41 Victor Aiyewa, Sr. - His football awareness has allowed him to post 17 TFL's on the season
S #8 Nate Williams, Sr. - Impressive in the run game, Williams is leading the Huskies secondary with 96 stops to date.
WR #15 Jermaine Kearse, Jr. - Jake Locker's favorite target has impressive deep speed to go with his 10 touchdown grabs.

Washington State players to watch:
QB #10 Jeff Tuel, So. - The efficient pocket passer is an accurate underneath passer who doesn't force many throws.
WR #84 Jared Karstetter, Jr. - This guy gets open consistently underneath and is a favorite third down target of QB Tuel.
WR #86 Marquess Wilson, Fr. - Future bodes well for this young speedster who leads the Cougars with 968 receiving yards.
P #8 Reid Forrest, Sr. - One of the nation's top punters is averaging an impressive 45.2 per punt including 17 of 50 plus yards.

Game Forecast:
Both of these teams are playing some of their best football late in the season. Washington is riding a two-game winning streak while the Cougars are coming off an impressive route of Oregon State. This could be QB Jake Locker's last college game so I would expect him to leave a lasting positive impression on the Husky faithful. Though he has been up and down all season, Locker is a gifted passer and if he brings his A game, he can throw as well as any QB in the country. The Cougars' lack of elite pass rushers is not in their favor, so stopping Locker and company will pose quite a challenge on Saturday. Jake Locker must have an exceptional game if the Huskies want to bring the Apple Cup back to Seattle.

Now on Pac-12 Network
10:30 PM PT

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