Thursday, August 4, 2011
Yards to Glory: 'Apple of Their Eye'
By Ted Miller
A football field is 100 yards long, and each yard marker has produced immortal memories in college football.
ESPN.com is looking at some of the most famous touchdowns in college football history for each and every yard marker, and Alex Brink's touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson that gave Washington State a 42-25 victory over rival Washington in the 2007 Apple Cup is the choice at 35 yards.
You can check out "Yards to Glory" here.
And here's what I wrote about Brink's pass, which I actually witnessed.
35. Apple Of Their Eye
Washington State takes Apple Cup in last-second fashion
Oct. 24, 2007: Washington State quarterback Alex Brink found Brandon Gibson for a 35-yard TD with 31 seconds left that gave the Cougars a 42-35 victory over rival Washington in the Apple Cup. Brink, who'd also connected with Gibson on a 40-yard scoring strike to tie the game at 35 with 7:30 remaining, threw for an Apple Cup record 399 yards and five TDs and became the first Cougars QB to beat the Huskies three times.