Pac-12 football: Washington State stuns Washington with OT win
Pullman, Wash. • Andrew Furney kicked a 27-yard field goal on Washington State's first possession of overtime, and the Cougars overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun rival Washington 31-28 in the Apple Cup on Friday, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
Washington quarterback Keith Price threw an interception on the first play of overtime. Defensive lineman Kalafitoni Pole nearly returned it for a game-ending touchdown, but he was caught at the 5.
The Cougars (3-9, 1-8 Pac-12) took possession and, after picking up a first down, Furney kicked a 27-yard field goal, leading to a crush of crimson and gray fans storming the field.
Washington (7-5, 5-4) had a chance to win on the final play of regulation, but Travis Coons' 35-yard field-goal attempt at the same end of the stadium was wide right after a bad snap.
In a rivalry known for unpredictability, the 2012 version will rank among the tops in Apple Cup lore. Washington led 28-10 after Bishop Sankey's second touchdown run late in the third quarter, but the Huskies wilted under a siege of self-inflicted mistakes with turnovers and penalties coming back in favor of the Cougars.
Carl Winston ran for three touchdowns for Washington State, matching the Cougars' entire season total of touchdowns rushing entering Friday's game. His third TD with 7:26 left, combined with Jeff Tuel's 2-point conversion pass to Brett Bartolone, pulled the Cougars within 28-25.
Washington was then forced to punt with 5:25 left after Price threw it away on third down. Tuel hit Gino Simone for 18 yards, his first catch of the game, to get into Washington territory and later a 9-yard reception to get inside the Huskies 30.
Arizona State 41, Arizona 34 • In Tucson, Ariz., Marion Grice ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns, and Arizona State added another chapter to what's become a wild rivalry by scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 27-17 after Arizona scored 18 points in the third quarter, the Sun Devils (7-5, 5-4 Pac-12) fought back, turning two turnovers and a blocked punt into three touchdowns.
Kevin Ayers had a blocked punt to set up Cameron Marshall for an 8-yard touchdown that gave ASU the lead, and Robert Nelson returned an interception 66 yards before Michael Eubank's 1-yard touchdown made it 41-27.
Ka'Deem Carey ran for 172 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats (7-5, 4-5).