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Nov 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen hands off the Apple Cup trophy to wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (4) after Washington beat the Washington State Cougars 45-10 at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

6) Apple Cup blowout

Historically speaking, the Cougars have always had to deal with the fact the Huskies were more celebrated and successful. However, this year was different, as Washington State enjoyed their best season since 2003.

As a result, they entered the Apple Cup ranked 20th in the country, with a chance to ensure their hated rivals would finish with a losing record. Unfortunately, the footballing Gods had different ideas, as starting quarterback Luke Falk was ruled out of the game through injury.

We’ll never know for sure how much of a difference Falk would have made. However, you have to figure the final scoreline would have been closer than 45-10, which was partly helped by his replacement Peyton Bender throwing two pick-sixes:

NB: Obviously, this is not a highlight if you’re a Cougars fan. However, our only defense is that this is the Seattle sports year in review, so the Huskies will always take precedence.

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