1982 Apple Cup (Courtesy of Washington State Athletics )

Revenge Of The Roses

  • Washington State

  • Washington


Nov. 20, 1982: Washington State had lost eight straight to Washington when the Cougars moved the Apple Cup to Pullman for the first time since 1954. The Huskies needed a win to secure a Rose Bowl bid. The Cougars (2-7-1) led 21-20 late in the game when Washington kicker Chuck Nelson, who had a streak of 30 consecutive 3-pointers, lined up one from 33 yards. Cue the flying pigs -- Nelson missed it. Huskies coach Don James called it the most disappointing loss of his Hall of Fame career.