Dickert wants players to ‘enjoy the moment’ in Apple Cup

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State will host Washington in the 2022 Apple Cup on Saturday.

It’s the 114th meeting between the two schools.

WSU ended a seven-year Apple Cup losing streak with a 40-13 win in the 2021 matchup in Seattle.

“I thought they played free,” WSU head coach Jake Dickert said. “I thought that’s a big thing in a rivalry game, in a perceived big moment. Guys got to go cut it loose and be themselves and have fun and understand it’s going to be a little chippy. It’s going to be some of those things. Those aren’t things we encourage. Those are things you understand. Enjoy the moment. Be present in it.”

Dickert is in his first full season as WSU’s head coach.

Dickert says last season’s game helped the team better understand the importance this matchup has with the fanbase and WSU community.

“When you talk to former Cougs you don’t remember a lot of scores but you remember the Apple Cups,” Dickert said.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday from Martin Stadium.

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