Myles Gaskin ran for 192 yards and four touchdowns,
The Apple Cup remained decorated in purple for the fifth straight year thanks to a thorough domination by Washington that was punctuated by Gaskin's runs and a suffocating defense that made the night miserable for Luke Falk in his final regular-season game.
It was a major flop for Washington State, needing only a victory to win its first Pac-12 North title and earn a spot in the conference title game Friday against
This is one the Cougars would like to immediately forget.
Falk, the Pac-12 record-holder in a number of passing categories, threw three interceptions and had a costly fumble. He was under pressure all night as Vita Vea and the rest of defensive front was able to get pressure while rushing only three defenders and closed off gaps in the secondary. Falk completed 37 of 55 passes for 369 yards and a late touchdown to Tay Martin, helping continue coach Mike Leach's streak of never being shut out.
The game couldn't have gone much better for the Cardinal (9-3), who got the help they needed from Washington to send Stanford to the conference championship against USC at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
The Cardinal finished tied for first in the North with the Huskies but won the head-to-head matchup to take the tiebreaker.
Bryce Love ran for 125 yards but Costello was the star of the offense against the Fighting Irish (9-3) by throwing for 176 yards and delivering the four scores. Stanford has won seven of nine games in the series, including the last five at home.
Notre Dame committed two turnovers in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter and Stanford turned a 20-17 deficit into a 38-20 lead in a span of 3 minutes 36 seconds.
The Irish offense didn't do much outside of two long touchdown passes by Wimbush: one of 83 yards to Kevin Stepherson and one covering 75 yards to Equanimeous St. Brown on the opening play of the second half.
Notre Dame had only one sustained scoring drive. The Irish got a field goal after Chris Finke's 41-yard punt return despite losing two yards on the drive and also had a 15-play, 68-yard drive in the first half to set up a field goal by Justin Yoon.
Freeman has 60 touchdowns, surpassing Oregon State's Ken Simonton, who ran for 59 touchdowns between 1998-01.
Justin Herbert, in his second game back from a broken collarbone that sidelined him for five games, threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns for the Ducks (7-5, 4-5). Herbert also rushed for a touchdown before sitting late in the third quarter.
Dylan Mitchell caught six passes for 119 yards and two scores for the Ducks, who set a record for points in a Civil War game.
Arizona State trailed by 10 at the half, but once Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate went out with a left shoulder injury, it all changed. The Sun Devils turned a blocked punt and an interception into two quick scores to snatch the lead, and Richard made it 35-24 with a six-yard touchdown run.
Tate threw for 132 yards and scored on a one-yard run in the first half, but was injured on a Hail Mary the last play.
The Buffaloes (5-7, 2-7 Pac-12) will miss the postseason and finish last in the Pac-12 South division one year after playing in the conference title game.
The Utes (6-6, 3-6) had one goal after they followed a 4-0 start with four straight losses — send the seniors to a bowl. Utah accomplished that and will now play in a fourth straight bowl game.
Quarterback Tyler Huntley missed the regular-season finale due to an undisclosed injury, but it didn't matter as Moss repeatedly waltzed through a Colorado unit that began the day ranked No. 102 in the nation in run defense. The sophomore had 78 rushing yards in the first quarter while Colorado had 79 total. The Buffaloes were outgained 340-119 in the first half and the Utes led 28-0 at halftime.