Anatomy of a Take Down: In living color
MAYES AND POLE TURN IN A PLAY FOR APPLE CUP LORE
MAYES AND POLE TURN IN A PLAY FOR APPLE CUP LORE

Posted Nov 26, 2012


IT GOES in the stat box as a quarterback hurry. But as quarterback take downs go, it ranks up there with Rien Long's overtime hell on Carson Palmer in 2002, Scott Davis' Apple Cup-winning sack and forced fumble in 2004, and Gary Larsen's various upendings of Sonny Sixkiller in 1972.

On the first play of overtime on Friday, Washington State sophomore Logan Mayes, starting in place of injured sack-master Travis Long, turned in a play for the Apple Cup ages. His near-sack of Husky quarterback Keith Price forced the signal caller into the most ill-advised pass this side of Garo Yepremian.

Photographer Greg Davis, as you'll see in the gallery that follows, was there to snap every frame of Mayes' heroics.

But where, you may ask, is Toni Pole's subsequent interception and rumble down the field?

Explains Greg: "Somebody cut in front of me when Pole caught the ball, and by the time I could've refocused on him, he was already flying well down the field and I was screaming at him to run, deliriously not even thinking about taking a photo...I'm such a homer!"

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LOGAN MAYES TRIGGERS WHAT WILL BECOME A LEGENDARY PLAY IN APPLE CUP LORE
TONI POLE, WHO ULTIMATELY TAKES CENTER STAGE, IS LARGELY BLOCKED FROM VIEW BY NO. 25 OF UW
THE PARTY IS JUST GETTING STARTED
MAYES INSERTS HIMSELF INTO APPLE CUP HISTORY
KEITH PRICE'S ILL-FATED PASS IS ABOUT TO TAKE WING INTO APPLE CUP HISTORY
TONI POLE WILL BE RUNNING INTO RIVALRY FAME IN ABOUT HALF A SECOND FROM NOW
NOW THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL A TRUE BACKWARD FORWARD PASS
OVERTIME NOW FALLING INTO PLACE VERY NICELY FOR COUGS
HERE WE GO POLE, HERE WE GO!!!
THE RAMBLIN' MAN: TONI POLE
Toni Pole celebrates his OT INT in 2012 Apple Cup

LOGAN MAYES TRIGGERS WHAT WILL BECOME A LEGENDARY PLAY IN APPLE CUP LORE
TONI POLE, WHO ULTIMATELY TAKES CENTER STAGE, IS LARGELY BLOCKED FROM VIEW BY NO. 25 OF UW
THE PARTY IS JUST GETTING STARTED
MAYES INSERTS HIMSELF INTO APPLE CUP HISTORY
KEITH PRICE'S ILL-FATED PASS IS ABOUT TO TAKE WING INTO APPLE CUP HISTORY
TONI POLE WILL BE RUNNING INTO RIVALRY FAME IN ABOUT HALF A SECOND FROM NOW
NOW THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL A TRUE BACKWARD FORWARD PASS
OVERTIME NOW FALLING INTO PLACE VERY NICELY FOR COUGS
HERE WE GO POLE, HERE WE GO!!!
THE RAMBLIN' MAN: TONI POLE
Toni Pole celebrates his OT INT in 2012 Apple Cup

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LOGAN MAYES TRIGGERS WHAT WILL BECOME A LEGENDARY PLAY IN APPLE CUP LORE TONI POLE, WHO ULTIMATELY TAKES CENTER STAGE, IS LARGELY BLOCKED FROM VIEW BY NO. 25 OF UW THE PARTY IS JUST GETTING STARTED MAYES INSERTS HIMSELF INTO APPLE CUP HISTORY KEITH PRICE'S ILL-FATED PASS IS ABOUT TO TAKE WING INTO APPLE CUP HISTORY TONI POLE WILL BE RUNNING INTO RIVALRY FAME IN ABOUT HALF A SECOND FROM NOW NOW THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL A TRUE BACKWARD FORWARD PASS OVERTIME NOW FALLING INTO PLACE VERY NICELY FOR COUGS HERE WE GO POLE, HERE WE GO!!! THE RAMBLIN' MAN: TONI POLE Toni Pole celebrates his OT INT in 2012 Apple Cup



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