Las Vegas oddsmakers apparently like mustaches.
A day after handing Arizona a 69-28 thumping, Gardner Minshew and the 7th-ranked Washington State Cougars opened as an early 3-point favorite in the 111th Apple Cup Friday against the 16th-ranked Washington Huskies.
It’s the first time since 2006 the Cougars have been favored in the Apple Cup. Friday’s game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium and will be televised on Fox.
Washington is looking for its sixth straight victory over WSU. The game will crown the winner of the Pac-12 North Division, with a title game matchup against Utah – the winner of the South – on Nov. 30 in Santa Clara, Calif., at stake.