Difference makers: Myles Gaskin runs over Washington State in snow-covered Apple Cup
It was another Apple Cup, but more of the same from Washington’s senior running back. Gaskin, playing his fourth career game against the Cougars, finished with 170 rushing yards, on 27 carries, and got into the end zone three times. UW’s all-time leading rusher came into the game with 73 attempts, 380 yards and seven touchdowns in his three previous Apple Cups.
UW’s small linebacker played a huge role in the Huskies’ defensive efforts Friday night, leading the Huskies with 10 tackles – four solo and six unassisted. Burr-Kirven was also in the middle of two UW turnovers. He hopped on Gardner Minshew’s fumble in the first quarter and intercepted the WSU quarterback near the end of the third quarter.
One of the only bright spots for WSU’s slow-starting offense, Williams rushed for two touchdowns in his third Apple Cup, sprinting into the end zone from 11 yards out in the first quarter and scoring on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. Williams had 11 carries for 65 yards.