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  • 1. 

    Washington's 51-3 2000 Apple Cup victory over WSU football was the best victory margin since when?

    • A.

      1970

    • B.

      Largest In History

    • C.

      1924

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    B. Largest In History
    Explanation
    The given answer "Largest In History" suggests that Washington's 51-3 victory over WSU football in the 2000 Apple Cup was the largest victory margin ever recorded in the history of the event. This means that no other game in the past has had a higher margin of victory than this one.

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  • 2. 

    What WSU Cougar sophomore threw for 1,967 yards in 2000 before suffering a broken leg?

    • A.

      Josh Swogger

    • B.

      Matt Kegel

    • C.

      Chris Hurd

    • D.

      Jason Gesser

    Correct Answer
    D. Jason Gesser
    Explanation
    Jason Gesser is the correct answer because he was a WSU Cougar sophomore who threw for 1,967 yards in 2000 before suffering a broken leg.

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  • 3. 

    The WSU Cougars had how many overtime losses in their 4-7 2000 football season?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Zero

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    In the 2000 football season, the WSU Cougars had three overtime losses. This means that in three games, they were unable to secure a win during the regular game time and ended up losing in overtime.

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  • 4. 

    What WSU junior ran for 481 yards on 133 carries in 2008, both Cougar season-highs?

    • A.

      Marcus Richmond

    • B.

      Dwight Tardy

    • C.

      Chris Ivory

    • D.

      Logwone Mitz

    Correct Answer
    B. Dwight Tardy
    Explanation
    Dwight Tardy is the correct answer because he ran for 481 yards on 133 carries in 2008, which were both season-highs for the Cougars. This means that Tardy had the highest number of rushing yards and carries among the WSU junior players in that year.

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  • 5. 

    What WSU freshman had three TDs for the Cougars and was second in rushing with 440 yards in 2008?

    • A.

      Chantz Staden

    • B.

      Chris Ivory

    • C.

      Logwone Mitz

    • D.

      Casey Thometz

    Correct Answer
    C. Logwone Mitz
    Explanation
    Logwone Mitz is the correct answer because he was a WSU freshman in 2008 who had three touchdowns for the Cougars and was second in rushing with 440 yards.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of Washington State's three quarterback starters in 2008 started the most games, eight?

    • A.

      Marshall Lobbestael

    • B.

      Alex Brink

    • C.

      Gary Rogers

    • D.

      Kevin Lopina

    Correct Answer
    D. Kevin Lopina
    Explanation
    Kevin Lopina is the correct answer because he started the most games, eight, out of all the quarterback starters for Washington State in 2008.

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  • 7. 

    What WSU Cougar kicked both the tying FG as time expired and the winning FG in the 2008 Apple Cup?

    • A.

      Wade Penner

    • B.

      Nico Grasu

    • C.

      Loren Langley

    • D.

      Romeen Abdollmohammadi

    Correct Answer
    B. Nico Grasu
    Explanation
    Nico Grasu is the correct answer because he was the WSU Cougar who kicked both the tying field goal as time expired and the winning field goal in the 2008 Apple Cup.

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  • 8. 

    What Washington State freshman linebacker had three tackles for losses in the win against Washington in 2008?

    • A.

      Louis Bland

    • B.

      Cory Mackay

    • C.

      Marshal Pirtz

    • D.

      Hallston Higgins

    Correct Answer
    A. Louis Bland
    Explanation
    Louis Bland is the correct answer because he was a freshman linebacker for Washington State in 2008 and had three tackles for losses in the win against Washington.

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  • 9. 

    Paul Wulff was the first first-year WSU coach to beat Washington and win the Apple Cup since when?

    • A.

      1942

    • B.

      1996

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    D. 1968
    Explanation
    Paul Wulff became the first first-year Washington State University (WSU) coach to beat Washington and win the Apple Cup since 1968. This means that no other first-year WSU coach had achieved this feat between 1968 and Paul Wulff's appointment.

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  • 10. 

    WSU Cougar Brandon Gibson ranked seventh nationally in 2007 with how many receiving yards per game?

    • A.

      175

    • B.

      107

    • C.

      134

    • D.

      86

    Correct Answer
    B. 107
    Explanation
    Brandon Gibson ranked seventh nationally in 2007 with an average of 107 receiving yards per game.

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  • 11. 

    Who was WSU's co-Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2008 and a four-time Pac-10 All-Academic?

    • A.

      Matt Mullennix

    • B.

      Matt Eichelberger

    • C.

      A'i Ahmu

    • D.

      Kevin Kooyman

    Correct Answer
    A. Matt Mullennix
    Explanation
    Matt Mullennix was WSU's co-Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2008 and a four-time Pac-10 All-Academic.

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  • 12. 

    What WSU Cougar's 3.63 GPA in political science helped him become Pac-10 All-Academic in 2008?

    • A.

      Hallston Higgins

    • B.

      Adam Hinelin

    • C.

      Joe Eppele

    • D.

      Chima Nwachukwu

    Correct Answer
    D. Chima Nwachukwu
    Explanation
    Chima Nwachukwu's 3.63 GPA in political science helped him become Pac-10 All-Academic in 2008 because the Pac-10 All-Academic award recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom. Nwachukwu's high GPA in political science demonstrates his commitment to academic excellence, which is one of the criteria for receiving this award. By maintaining a strong academic record, Nwachukwu proved that he could balance his athletic commitments with his studies, making him a deserving recipient of the Pac-10 All-Academic recognition.

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  • 13. 

    WSU set a Pac-10 game record with 298 kickoff return yards when who thrashed them 66-3 in 2008?

    • A.

      Stanford Cardinal

    • B.

      Arizona State Sun Devils

    • C.

      California Golden Bears

    • D.

      UCLA Bruins

    Correct Answer
    C. California Golden Bears
    Explanation
    In 2008, when WSU played against California Golden Bears, they set a Pac-10 game record with 298 kickoff return yards. This indicates that WSU had a strong performance in returning kickoffs during this game.

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  • 14. 

    What WSU freshman quarterback was a Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week in 2008?

    • A.

      Marshall Lobbestael

    • B.

      Tyrone Justin

    • C.

      Kevin Lopina

    • D.

      Gary Rogers

    Correct Answer
    A. Marshall Lobbestael
    Explanation
    Marshall Lobbestael was a freshman quarterback for WSU in 2008 and was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week. This indicates that he had an exceptional performance during that week, likely leading his team to victory and putting up impressive offensive numbers.

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  • 15. 

    What Washington State senior was the starting quarterback in the 2008 football season opener?

    • A.

      Marshall Lobbestael

    • B.

      Kevin Lopina

    • C.

      Alex Brink

    • D.

      Gary Rogers

    Correct Answer
    D. Gary Rogers
    Explanation
    Gary Rogers was the starting quarterback for Washington State in the 2008 football season opener.

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  • 16. 

    What Cougar became WSU's all-time leader in career receptions and career punt return yards in 2007?

    • A.

      Charles Dillon

    • B.

      Jed Collins

    • C.

      Michael Bumpus

    • D.

      Marty Martin

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Bumpus
    Explanation
    In 2007, Michael Bumpus became WSU's all-time leader in career receptions and career punt return yards. This means that he surpassed the previous record holders in both categories, solidifying his place in WSU's history. Charles Dillon, Jed Collins, and Marty Martin are not mentioned as record holders in this context, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    Who set a single-season record for WSU Cougar tight ends with 52 receptions in 2007?

    • A.

      Jed Collins

    • B.

      Skylar Stormo

    • C.

      Troy Bienemann

    • D.

      Tony Thompson

    Correct Answer
    A. Jed Collins
    Explanation
    Jed Collins set a single-season record for WSU Cougar tight ends with 52 receptions in 2007.

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  • 18. 

    WSU had 637 yards offense in crushing Idaho 56-10 in 2006, including what freshman's 80-yard TD run?

    • A.

      DeMaundray Woolridge

    • B.

      Jerome Harrison

    • C.

      Chris Ivory

    • D.

      Dwight Tardy

    Correct Answer
    C. Chris Ivory
    Explanation
    In 2006, WSU had a dominant performance against Idaho, accumulating a total of 637 yards offense. Among the options provided, Chris Ivory stands out as the correct answer. He is known for his impressive 80-yard touchdown run as a freshman during that game.

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  • 19. 

    What Cougar quarterback caught a TD pass in WSU's last-minute 17-15 victory over Baylor in 2006?

    • A.

      Josh Swogger

    • B.

      Alex Brink

    • C.

      Gary Rogers

    • D.

      Cole Morgan

    Correct Answer
    B. Alex Brink
    Explanation
    In the last-minute victory over Baylor in 2006, Alex Brink, the Cougar quarterback, caught a touchdown pass.

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  • 20. 

    Who earned All-American honors in 2006 in leading the Washington State Cougars with 11 sacks?

    • A.

      Aaron Johnson

    • B.

      Matt Mullennix

    • C.

      Chris Baltzer

    • D.

      Mkristo Bruce

    Correct Answer
    D. Mkristo Bruce
    Explanation
    In 2006, Mkristo Bruce earned All-American honors for his outstanding performance as a defensive player for the Washington State Cougars. He led the team with an impressive 11 sacks, showcasing his exceptional skills and effectiveness on the field.

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  • 21. 

    What WSU freshman ran for 145 yards as the Cougars upset 16th-ranked Oregon 34-23 in 2006?

    • A.

      Ian Bell

    • B.

      Kevin McCall

    • C.

      Dwight Tardy

    • D.

      DeMaundray Woolridge

    Correct Answer
    C. Dwight Tardy
    Explanation
    Dwight Tardy is the correct answer because he ran for 145 yards as a freshman for WSU in their upset victory over 16th-ranked Oregon in 2006.

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  • 22. 

    Who caught the winning TD with 1:20 left when WSU beat Washington 26-22 for the 2005 Apple Cup?

    • A.

      Trandon Harvey

    • B.

      Cody Boyd

    • C.

      Troy Bienemann

    • D.

      Jed Collins

    Correct Answer
    A. Trandon Harvey
    Explanation
    Trandon Harvey caught the winning touchdown with 1:20 left when WSU beat Washington 26-22 for the 2005 Apple Cup.

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  • 23. 

    Who beat WSU 27-24 in 2005 when, rather than let a FG stand, WSU took a penalty but didn't score?

    • A.

      Arkansas Razorbacks

    • B.

      Stanford Cardinal

    • C.

      Arizona State Sun Devils

    • D.

      UNLV Rebels

    Correct Answer
    C. Arizona State Sun Devils
    Explanation
    In 2005, Arizona State Sun Devils beat WSU 27-24. WSU, instead of letting a field goal stand, took a penalty but failed to score.

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  • 24. 

    What Cougar quarterback started the most games for WSU in 2004, throwing for 1,283 yards and 13 TDs?

    • A.

      Chris Hurd

    • B.

      Matt Kegel

    • C.

      Josh Swogger

    • D.

      Alex Brink

    Correct Answer
    C. Josh Swogger
    Explanation
    Josh Swogger is the correct answer because he started the most games for WSU in 2004 and had the highest number of passing yards and touchdowns among the options given.

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  • 25. 

    What Cougar played the 2004 season with a cast for a broken wrist yet still led WSU in tackles?

    • A.

      Will Derting

    • B.

      Chris Baltzer

    • C.

      Cory Evans

    • D.

      Steve Dildine

    Correct Answer
    A. Will Derting
    Explanation
    Will Derting is the correct answer because he played the 2004 season with a cast for a broken wrist and still managed to lead WSU in tackles. This demonstrates his dedication and determination to continue playing despite the injury, showcasing his exceptional skills and leadership on the field.

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  • 26. 

    What WSU freshman returned two 2004 punts for TDs and was Second-Team All-Pac-10 return specialist?

    • A.

      Greg Prator

    • B.

      Jason Hill

    • C.

      Michael Bumpus

    • D.

      Marty Martin

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Bumpus
    Explanation
    Michael Bumpus is the correct answer because he returned two punts for touchdowns in 2004 and was also recognized as a Second-Team All-Pac-10 return specialist. This indicates that he had a successful season as a freshman at WSU and was recognized for his skills in returning punts.

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  • 27. 

    What WSU offensive lineman became First-Team All-Pac-10 for the second time in 2004?

    • A.

      Norvell Holmes

    • B.

      Nick Mihlhauser

    • C.

      Calvin Armstrong

    • D.

      Bobby Byrd

    Correct Answer
    C. Calvin Armstrong
    Explanation
    Calvin Armstrong became First-Team All-Pac-10 for the second time in 2004.

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  • 28. 

    What WSU senior boomed an 87-yard punt in 2004, the second-longest punt in Pac-10 history?

    • A.

      Kyle Basler

    • B.

      Kareem Anderson

    • C.

      Alan Cox

    • D.

      Jeff Banks

    Correct Answer
    A. Kyle Basler
    Explanation
    Kyle Basler is the correct answer because he is the WSU senior who boomed an 87-yard punt in 2004, which is the second-longest punt in Pac-10 history.

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  • 29. 

    Who caught a 54-yard TD and a 51-yard punt return as WSU beat Texas 28-20 in the 2003 Holiday Bowl?

    • A.

      Sammy Moore

    • B.

      Greg Prator

    • C.

      Marty Martin

    • D.

      Michael Bumpus

    Correct Answer
    A. Sammy Moore
    Explanation
    Sammy Moore caught a 54-yard TD and a 51-yard punt return as WSU beat Texas 28-20 in the 2003 Holiday Bowl.

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  • 30. 

    What WSU defensive end had three sacks in the 2003 Holiday Bowl for a team-leading season total of 16.5?

    • A.

      Scott Davis

    • B.

      Aaron Johnson

    • C.

      Adam Braidwood

    • D.

      D.D. Acholonu

    Correct Answer
    D. D.D. Acholonu
    Explanation
    D.D. Acholonu is the correct answer because he had three sacks in the 2003 Holiday Bowl, which was the highest number of sacks for a defensive end on the team that season. This performance contributed to his season total of 16.5 sacks, making him the team leader in that category.

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  • 31. 

    Who intercepted three passes, returning one for a 98-yard TD, to help WSU drub Nevada 31-7 in 2002?

    • A.

      Will Derting

    • B.

      Scott Davis

    • C.

      Tyron Brackenridge

    • D.

      Jason David

    Correct Answer
    A. Will Derting
    Explanation
    Will Derting intercepted three passes and returned one of them for a 98-yard touchdown, contributing significantly to WSU's victory over Nevada in 2002.

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  • 32. 

    What 2001 Cougar broke the WSU records for receptions (72) and receiving yards (1,163) in a season?

    • A.

      Michael Bumpus

    • B.

      Jason Hill

    • C.

      Trandon Harvey

    • D.

      Nakoa McElrath

    Correct Answer
    D. Nakoa McElrath
    Explanation
    Nakoa McElrath is the correct answer for this question. He broke the WSU records for receptions (72) and receiving yards (1,163) in a season.

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  • 33. 

    What Washington State All-Pac-10 selection returned a fumble and interception for TDs in 2001?

    • A.

      Virgil Williams

    • B.

      James Price

    • C.

      Alex Nguae

    • D.

      Raonall Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Raonall Smith
    Explanation
    Raonall Smith is the correct answer because he is the Washington State All-Pac-10 selection who returned a fumble and interception for touchdowns in 2001.

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  • 34. 

    Who ended his WSU career in 2001 as the Pac-10's all-time leader with 24 interceptions?

    • A.

      Jason David

    • B.

      Raonall Smith

    • C.

      Billy Newman

    • D.

      Lamont Thompson

    Correct Answer
    D. Lamont Thompson
    Explanation
    Lamont Thompson is the correct answer because he ended his WSU career in 2001 as the Pac-10's all-time leader with 24 interceptions.

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  • 35. 

    Who ran for 195 yards, caught a TD and threw for another in WSU's 34-27 win over Oregon State in 2001?

    • A.

      Matt Kegel

    • B.

      John Tippins

    • C.

      Dave Minnich

    • D.

      Lavell Anderson

    Correct Answer
    C. Dave Minnich
    Explanation
    Dave Minnich ran for 195 yards, caught a touchdown, and threw for another in WSU's 34-27 win over Oregon State in 2001.

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  • 36. 

    What cousin of former Cougar quarterback Ryan Leaf made his first quarterback start for WSU in 2000?

    • A.

      Jason Gesser

    • B.

      Alex Brink

    • C.

      Brady Leaf

    • D.

      Matt Kegel

    Correct Answer
    D. Matt Kegel
    Explanation
    Matt Kegel is the cousin of former Cougar quarterback Ryan Leaf who made his first quarterback start for WSU in 2000.

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  • 37. 

    What junior defensive back led WSU with 100 tackles in 2000 and was second-team All-Pac-10?

    • A.

      Cole Sheridan

    • B.

      Chris Martin

    • C.

      Billy Newman

    • D.

      Mory Banks

    Correct Answer
    C. Billy Newman
    Explanation
    Billy Newman is the correct answer because he led WSU with 100 tackles in 2000 and was also named second-team All-Pac-10. This indicates that he was a standout player on the team and received recognition for his performance.

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  • 38. 

    What WSU junior had 52 receptions in 2000 and averaged 88 yards per game, second in the Pac-10?

    • A.

      Marcus Williams

    • B.

      Collin Henderson

    • C.

      Paul Mencke

    • D.

      Milton Wynn

    Correct Answer
    D. Milton Wynn
    Explanation
    Milton Wynn is the correct answer because he was a WSU junior in 2000 and had 52 receptions, which was the highest among the given options. Additionally, he averaged 88 yards per game, which was the second-highest in the Pac-10 conference during that year.

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  • 39. 

    WSU's Jacob Gesser threw a Cougar record six TD passes in a triple-OT loss to what team in 2000?

    • A.

      Texas A&M Aggies

    • B.

      USC Trojans

    • C.

      Eastern Washington Eagles

    • D.

      Arizona Wildcats

    Correct Answer
    D. Arizona Wildcats
    Explanation
    In 2000, Jacob Gesser of WSU threw a record-breaking six touchdown passes in a game. However, despite his impressive performance, WSU still lost the game in triple overtime. The team they lost to was the Arizona Wildcats.

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  • 40. 

    What WSU Cougar punt returner completed all four of his passes in 2000 including two for TDs?

    • A.

      Collin Henderson

    • B.

      Sammy Moore

    • C.

      Jeremy Bohannon

    • D.

      Billy Newman

    Correct Answer
    A. Collin Henderson
    Explanation
    Collin Henderson is the correct answer because he was the WSU Cougar punt returner in 2000 who completed all four of his passes, including two for touchdowns.

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