Cougars rally to stun rival Huskies

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 that defensive lineman Kalafitoni Pole nearly returned 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 and celebrating at midfield.

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.

Arizona State 41, Arizona 34

At 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 to beat Arizona.

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 Arizona State the lead, and Robert Nelson returned an interception 66 yards before Michael Eubank's 1-yard touchdown made it 41-27.

Matt Scott found David Richards for a 17-yard touchdown in the final 2 minutes to cut Arizona State's lead to 41-34, but the Wildcats couldn't come up with the onside kick.

Utah 42, Colorado 35

At Boulder, Colo., Reggie Dunn responded to Marques Mosley's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with one of his own 13 seconds later, and Utah used five takeaways to outlast Colorado.


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