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Huskies favored in battle of Pac-10 bottom feeders

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - If the oddsmakers are correct, the
Washington Huskies will get their first victory of the season on
Saturday at Pullman in the battle of Pac-10 bottom feeders.
      They've made the Huskies (0-10) 7 1/2-point favorites to beat
the Cougars (1-10) in a noon game at Martin Stadium.
      Washington and Washington State are bringing up the read of the
Pac-10 standings, with the Huskies at 0-7 and the Cougars are 0-8.
UCLA and Arizona State are tied for seventh place with 3-4 records.
      Washington won the last Apple Cup in Pullman in 2006 by a 35-32
score, but Washington State has captured three of the last four
Apple Cups, including a 42-35 shootout in Seattle last season.
Quarterback Alex Brink passed an Apple Cup record 399 yards and
five touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown to Brandon
Gibson with 31 seconds left for the Cougars.
      After the 2008 Apple Cup, the Huskies and the Cougars each will
wind up their seasons on the road. Washington State is at Hawaii
Nov. 29 and Washington is at California Dec. 6.

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