The Washington-Washington State series dates back to 1900, when the teams played to a 5-5 tie in Seattle. Washington holds a commanding 74-32-6 edge in the 112-game series, including a 42-15 record in Apple Cup games (1962-present).
This was a gut punch defeat for the Huskies and their hopes of earning bowl eligibility this season! If you look at the stats, the Huskies completely dominated Colorado in almost all phases of the game, but still found a way to lose.
Washington and Colorado have squared off 18 times in their history and the Huskies hold the edge with 12 wins, six losses, and one tie. Washington had won nine straight games vs. the Buffaloes, a streak that dated back 20 years, before losing the most recent meeting, in 2019. UW is 7-1 vs. Colorado since the Pac-10 Conference expanded to become the Pac-12, including six wins in the regular season and one in the 2016 Pac-12 Championship game.
This was a gut-wrenching loss for the Washington Football Program! This game was extremely winnable by the Huskies, as they were up double digits in the fourth quarter. What ensued was 21 unanswered points by the Sun Devils, before the Huskies answered with an academic touchdown at the end.
In a rare set of circumstances, UW will mark the third-straight team ASU will play without the head coach that started the season at the helm as Washington’s Jimmy Lake has been suspended following an incident in last weekend’s game against the Ducks. ASU is coming off games against Washington State (Nick Rolovich let go due to COVID-19 state legislation) and USC (Clay Helton let go after loss to Stanford in Week 2).