Apple Cup preview: 3:30 p.m. kickoff

By Howie Stalwick, Special to the Herald November 28, 2009 

SEATTLE -- Here is a quick look at today's Apple Cup:

Washington State (1-10, 0-8 Pac-10) at Washington (3-7, 2-5 Pac-10)

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Husky Stadium, Seattle.


Radio: KONA 610 AM, KGDC 1320 AM, KBSN 1470 AM.


WSU--Paul Wulff (3-21, second year).

UW--Steve Sarkisian (3-7, first year).

Players to watch

WSU--C Kenny Alfred (headed to East-West Shrine senior all-star game); QB Kevin Lopina (senior has career totals of 13 interceptions and 2 TD passes); WR Jared Karstetter (leads WSU 34 catches, 507 receiving yards, 6 TD receptions); RB Dwight Tardy (leads team in rushing with 380 yards, 2 rushing TDs); SS Xavier Hicks (leads team with 78 tackles); MLB Alex Hoffman-Ellis (has 77 tackles in third year of playing football).

UW--QB Jake Locker (passed for 2,356 yards, 17 TDs); TB Chris Polk (rushed for 889 yards, 3 TD's); WR Jermaine Kearse (leads team with 39 catches, 625 receiving yards, 6 TD receptions); ILB Donald Butler (2nd in Pac-10 with 84 tackles); CB Desmond Trufant (true freshman, brother of former WSU standout cornerback Marcus Trufant, has started past 7 games and is fourth on team with 37 solo tackles and tied for team lead with 2 interceptions); DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (leads team with 6 1/2 QB sacks).

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