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Cougs' focus quickly shifts to Apple Cup

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THE BAD NEWS is that the Cougars lost. (Again.) The good news is that instead of wallowing about Saturday's 46-7 thrashing in the desert, the team was barely off the field at Sun Devil Stadium when thoughts turned to the biggest showdown of the season: the Apple Cup.

While some may find the amount of reflection on the latest loss to be lacking, the immediate focus on the Washington game, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday in Pullman, shows that despite their play – or in some cases, lack thereof – this team is not giving up. Not only is Friday's game the last chance for Washington State to avoid going winless in conference play for the first time since 200... Recommended Stories