#5 Washington Huskies (10-1) at #23 Washington State Cougars (8-3)
When: 3:30 PM ET, Friday, November 25, 2016
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
America’s Bookie Line: WSU +6 Total: 63.5
TV Coverage: FOX
By Dan Leach
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The Apple Cup lifts off from Pullman and this year’s edition should be one of the better ones in recent memory as there is simply so much on the line. A Washington win and they get a step closer to the College Football Playoff and QB Jake Browning continues his quest for a Heisman. A loss and the Mike Leach led Cougars could find themselves all the way back as far as Pac 12 supremacy goes, also dashing their bitter rivals shot at a special season.
The Huskies come off that tough loss at home to USC a couple weeks ago and a dominating win over ASU last week. The Cougars just keep winning and keep scoring a ton of points with the Air Raid offense, but were finally slowed down last week in a tough loss at Colorado, stopping an 8 game winning streak. This is going to be an up-tempo type of game that will see a ton of lead changes and some high drama.
I just look for the home crowd to give the Cougars the extra boost they need and they will not only cover the 6 point spread in this one but will win this one outright with a great mix of their high powered offense and some huge stops on defense against Browning and company.
7.8 DTM Bagels and Locks on the Cougars (WSU +6)
Dan Leach was the world’s first human to live under the sea for more than 60 days, created what is now used as the International Olympic Flag, was the basis of Denzel Washington’s character Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”, Is often consulted on matters of national “Sports Security”, was the first human to interview Dracula, started the American Revolution on a dare, once sat in on drums with Led Zeppelin, and is a noted expert in the field of Time Travel.