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UW 14, WSU 7, Halftime

Jake Locker's only real mistake in the first half ignited Washington State, which went 80 yards for a touchdown to close out the half to tighten up the 103rd Apple Cup.

With the UW up 14-0, and at the Cougars' 9-yard line, Locker rolled to his right under heavy pressure from WSU's Kevin Kooyman. The senior threw a pass behind a streaking Devin Aguilar in the right corner of the end zone, but Cougars safety Deone Bucannon got to the spot first for an interception.

WSU went 80 yards in 1:13, capped by Jeff Tuel's 5-yard touchdown strike to Jared Karstetter on a slant pattern with 28 seconds to go.

The UW ran out the remaining time - and was pummeled by a stream of snowballs coming from the crowd as it ran into the locker room.

And the first team to go to the bag of trickery? The visiting Huskies, who got a 30-yard completion from punter Kiel Rasp to set up their second touchdown - a 7-yard Locker run at the 6:42 mark.

Locker was stopped on a scramble at the WSU 37-yard line. Coach Steve Sarkisian sent the punt team on, but receiver Jermaine Kearse snuck on the right side.

Rasp took two steps forward, and lauched a high pass to Kearse along the right seam. Kearse and WSU's Nolan Washington bumped all the way down, but the Lakes High graduate came down with the ball.

Locker reversed field on the next play, sprinted left and sprinted in for the touchdown.