Apple Cup History

First played in 1900, the Apple Cup is usually the final game of the regular season for Washington and Washington State. Since 2011, the game has traditionally scheduled for the Friday after Thanksgiving. The governor of Washington usually presents the Apply Cup trophy, and the flag of the winning college is flown above the Space Needle.

While the game is traditionally held in Seattle and Pullman at each respective college, there have been times where it was played at Centurylink Field or at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. 

The worst Apple Cup series was called the “Toilet Bowl” by WSU students, and the “Crapple Cup” or “full of worms” by the media. In 2008, both WSU and UW were battling to avoid last place in the Pac-10. WSU, under Paul Wulff, entered the game 1 – 10, while UW, coached by Tyrone Willingham, was 0 – 11. It was a cold icy day. Barely any students lined up to be early to enter the stadium (I was one of 20 at the time early to the student section gates to sit 50 yard line) and freezing temperatures would continue to go down. But it wouldn’t matter as the stadium remained boisterous and loud as both sets of fans would make their presence known and motivate their team. Hard fought, it would take two overtimes for WSU to come out with a victory. Coach Tyrone Willingham would be fired shortly thereafter. 

It is strongly encouraged that if you have an opportunity to go to the Apple Cup that you attend. Whether you are a fan of one of the teams, or just a fan of football, it is an experience you will never forget.

Year

Huskies

Cougars

Location

Win Streak

1900

5

5

Seattle

TIE

1901

0

10

Pullman

WSU 1

1902

16

1

Seattle

UW 1

1903

10

0

Pullman

UW 2

1904

12

6

Seattle

UW 3

1907

10

5

Seattle

WSU 1

1908

6

6

Seattle

TIE

1910

16

0

Spokane

UW 1

1911

30

6

Seattle

UW 2

1912

19

0

Seattle

UW 3

1913

20

0

Seattle

UW 4

1914

45

0

Seattle

UW 5

1917

0

14

Seattle

WSU 1

1919

13

7

Pullman

UW 1

1921

0

14

Seattle

WSU 1

1922

16

13

Pullman

UW 1

1923

24

7

Seattle

UW 2

1924

14

0

Pullman

UW 3

1925

23

0

Seattle

UW 4

1926

6

9

Seattle

WSU 1

1927

14

0

Pullman

UW 1

1928

6

0

Seattle

UW 2

1929

13

20

Pullman

WSU 1

1930

0

3

Seattle

WSU 2

1931

12

0

Seattle

UW 1

1932

0

0

Seattle

TIE

1933

6

17

Pullman

WSU 1

1934

0

0

Seattle

TIE

1935

12

0

Pullman

UW 1

1936

40

0

Seattle

#6 UW 2

1937

7

7

Pullman

TIE

1938

26

0

Seattle

UW 1

1939

0

6

Pullman

WSU 1

1940

33

9

Seatle

#12 UW 1

1941

23

13

Pullman

UW 2

1942

0

0

Seattle

TIE

1945

6

0

Seattle

UW 1

1945

0

7

Pullman

WSU 1

1946

21

7

Pullman

UW 1

1947

20

0

Seattle

UW 2

1948

10

0

Pullman

WSU 1

1949

34

21

Seattle

UW 1

1950

52

21

Spokane

#18 UW 2

1951

25

27

Seattle

WSU 1

1952

33

27

Spokane

UW 1

1953

20

25

Seattle

WSU 1

1954

7

26

Pullman

WSU 2

1955

27

7

Seattle

UW 1

1956

40

26

Spokane

UW 2

1957

7

27

Seattle

WSU 1

1958

14

18

Spokane

WSU 2

1959

20

0

Seattle

#14 UW 1

1960

8

7

Spokane

#5 UW 2

1961

21

17

Seattle

UW 3

1962

26

21

Spokane

UW 4

1963

16

0

Seattle

UW 5

1964

14

0

Spokane

UW 6

1965

27

9

Seattle

UW 7

1966

19

7

Spokane

UW 8

1967

7

9

Seattle

WSU 1

1968

0

24

Spokane

WSU 2

1969

30

21

Seattle

UW 1

1970

43

25

Spokane

UW 2

1971

28

20

Seattle

UW 3

1972

10

27

Spokane

#20 WSU 1

1973

26

56

Seattle

WSU 2

1974

24

17

Spokane

UW 1

1975

28

27

Seattle

UW 2

1976

51

32

Spokane

UW 3

1977

35

15

Seattle

#19 UW 4

1978

38

8

Spokane

#20 UW 5

1979

17

7

Seattle

#16 UW 6

1980

30

23

Spokane

#16 UW 7

1981

23

10

Seattle

#17 UW 8

1982

20

24

Pullman

WSU 1

1983

6

17

Seattle

WSU 2

1984

38

29

Pullman

#8 UW 1

1985

20

21

Seattle

WSU 1

1986

44

23

Pullman

#12 UW 1

1987

34

19

Seattle

UW 2

1988

31

32

Pullman

WSU 1

1989

20

9

Seattle

UW 1

1990

55

10

Pullman

#10 UW 2

1991

56

21

Seattle

#2 UW 3

1992

23

42

Pullman

#25 WSU 1

1993

26

3

Seattle

UW 1

1994

6

23

Pullman

WSU 1

1995

33

30

Seattle

#22 UW 1

1996

31

24

Pullman

#12 UW 2

1997

35

41

Seattle

#11 WSU 1

1998

16

9

Pullman

UW 1

1999

24

14

Seattle

UW 2

2000

51

3

Pullman

#6 UW 3

2001

26

14

Seattle

UW 4

2002

29

26

Pullman

UW 5

2003

27

19

Seattle

UW 6

2004

25

28

Pullman

WSU 1

2005

22

26

Seattle

WSU 2

2006

35

32

Pullman

UW 3

2007

35

42

Seattle

WSU 1

2008

13

16

Pullman

WSU 2

2009

30

0

Seattle

UW 1

2010

35

28

Pullman

UW 2

2011

38

21

Seattle

UW 3

2012

31

28

Pullman

WSU 1

2013

27

17

Seattle

UW 1

2014

31

13

Pullman

UW 2

2015

45

10

Seattle

UW 3

2016

45

17

Pullman

#6 UW 4

2017

41

14

Seattle

#15 UW 5

2018

Pullman

TOTAL SCORES

2438

1544

X

X

AVE

22.2

14.0

X

X

Series

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