2012 Apple Cup to be played Friday after Thanksgiving


Associated Press and KING 5 News

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 4 at 7:33 PM

SEATTLE -- Washington State will host Washington in the Apple Cup on Friday, Nov. 23, in Pullman, the day after Thanksgiving.

The Pac-12 announced its 2012 football schedules on Wednesday. The schools have typically tried to avoid playing around the Thanksgiving holiday in Pullman in the past because most students are not on campus during the Thanksgiving break.

Washington State's first season under new coach Mike Leach begins Sept. 1 at BYU. That same day Washington hosts San Diego State at Seattle's CenturyLink Field. The Huskies will play the entire 2012 season at the home of the Seattle Seahawks due to renovations at Husky Stadium.

The Cougars open Pac-12 play on Sept. 22 vs. Colorado. The Huskies open conference play on Sept. 27 vs. Stanford.

The Pac-12 Championship will be Friday, Nov. 30 at the home field of the team with the best overall conference record.

2012 schedules for Pac-12 Northwest teams

Sat., Sept. 1
Arkansas State at Oregon
Nicholls State at Oregon State
San Diego State at Washington
Washington State at BYU

Sat. Sept. 8
Fresno State at Oregon
Wisconsin at Oregon State
Washington at LSU
Eastern Washington at Washington State

Sat., Sept. 15
Tennessee Tech at Oregon
Portland State at Washington
Washington State at UNLV

Sat., Sept. 22
Arizona at Oregon
Oregon State at UCLA
Colorado at Washington State

Thur., Sept. 27
Stanford at Washington

Sat., Sept. 29
Oregon State at Arizona
Oregon at Washington State

Sat., Oct. 6
Washington at Oregon
Washington State at Oregon State

Sat., Oct. 13
USC at Washington
California at Washington State
Oregon State at BYU

Thurs., Oct. 18
Oregon at Arizona State

Sat., Oct. 20
Washington at Arizona
Utah at Oregon State

Sat., Oct. 27
Washington State at Stanford
Colorado at Oregon
Oregon State at Washington

Fri., Nov. 2
Washington at California

Sat., Nov. 3
Arizona State at Oregon State
Oregon at USC
Washington State at Utah

Sat., Nov. 10
UCLA at Washington State
Oregon at California
Oregon State at Stanford
Utah at Washington

Sat., Nov. 17
Washington State at Arizona State
California at Oregon State
Stanford at Oregon
Washington at Colorado

Fri., Nov. 23
Washington at Washington State

Sat., Nov. 24
Oregon at Oregon State