Friday, November 23, 2007

The 92 Apple Cup

Keith Jackson: "We understand there having a little bit of snow in Pullman"

In November of 1992 it had been unseasonably warm in Pullman. For a week I had been walking up to class without a jacket. On the day of the Apple Cup I woke up and turned on the T.V. Keith Jackson was broadcasting a Big Ten game and mentioned snow in Pullman, I figured Keith was mistaken. Then I opened our front door to get the morning newspaper, we weren't just having a little snow, we were having a fricken blizzard.

I had planned on attending the game with my roommates as well as a contingent from Walla Walla who had travled up to see the game. As game timed approached WE ALL decided that we didn't want to sit in Martin stadium for 3-1/2 hours in a blizzard. So we had a nice apple cup party in our townhouse.

The game is considered one of the greatest moments in Apple Cup history. The cougars played like kids in a candy store while the Huskies looked like they didn't want to be their. Drew Blesdoe Bledsoe had the best performance of his career throwing 4 touchdown passes in the third quarter. The cougars ended up winning in a blowout.

By the next morning the all the snow in Pullman was completely gone. It was almost like the previous day was a dream.

1 comment:

Mike Barer said...

Great first hand account of a game no Huskie or Cougar would soon forget. Not long after the game, the Billie Joe Hobert scandal broke out. Huskie football took a big tumble. The Cougars on the other hand were slowly building up a first class program.