Friday, April 30, 2010

Cougs & Dawgs at the Moo in the Palouse Saturday!

For the first time in the history of the blog, here are our fearless predictions on Saturday's University of Washington/Washington State University dual track & field meet at Mooberry Track on the campus of WSU.

In Seattle in 2009, the WSU men's team won the dual meet, 92-70, but the UW women's team eked out an 81.66 to 81.33 win, which was the second consecutive win for the Cougar men and only the second time in 13 meetings the Husky women have won the dual.

The Huskies and Cougars first squared off in 1900, and the early years were dominated by the Seattleites. Washington won 15 of the first 17 meetings until 1932. The Cougars then strung together eight wins from 1946-53.

The biggest run in the series was from 1976 until 1995, when Washington State dominated with 22 consecutive wins, snapped in 1996 when UW scored a 104-97 win in Pullman. Since that time things have been exactly even, seven wins apiece, with UW posting its greatest Husky Stadium win over WSU in 2007, a 103-60 victory. The Cougar men have taken the last two meets.

The women have squared off 34 times prior with UW holding a 20-14 edge. The Huskies were 18-3 against their rivals from 1979 until 1997, when WSU turned it around and took 11 of the next 12 duals. The Husky women snapped a four-meet win streak for WSU last season, squeaking out the win by just a third of a point, the closest meet in UW-WSU history.

In Pullman, Washington State holds a 34-14-1 edge on the men's side, while the Husky women are 9-7 all-time in Pullman. The last road win for the UW men was in 2006 while the women last had a win in Pullman in 2004.

Now that you've read the Cliff Notes version of the history of this cross-state rivalry, here's the dope sheet, embedded as a .pdf file:

Wsu Dope Sheet

Sorry Husky fans, but it looks like the Cougs are gonna get the W, 105-58 on the women's side, and 85-70 on the men's side.

The heat sheets for Saturday's meet are available here
if you are fearless enough to dope out this meet yourself. Scoring is 5-3-1 in individual events, and 5-0 in the relays.

NOTE: Photo courtesy Washington State University. The University of Washington and Washington State University contributed to this report.

1 comment:

Martin said...

I doubt Pete will be throwing. He played in the spring football game tonight at Husky Stadium and is splitting his time between the two teams this spring.

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