1968 Washington State Cougars football team

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1968 Washington State Cougars football
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1968 record 3–6–1 (1–3–1 Pac-8)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (1st season)
Home stadium Rogers Field,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 USC $ 6 0 0     9 1 1
No. 15 Oregon State 5 1 0     7 3 0
Stanford 3 3 1     6 3 1
California 2 2 1     7 3 1
Oregon 2 4 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 1     3 6 1
Washington 1 5 1     3 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1968 college football season. In their first season under head coach Jim Sweeney, the Cougars compiled a 3–6–1 record (1–3–1 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in seventh place in the Pac-8, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 189 to 188.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Jerry Henderson with 1,586 passing yards, Richard Lee Smith with 326 rushing yards, and Johnny Davis with 421 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 21vs. Idaho*W 14–7 23,612
September 28at No. 8 UCLAL 21–31 41,759
October 5Utah*L 14–17 16,503
October 12at Arizona State*L 14–41 36,226
October 19No. 14 Stanford
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
T 21–21 15,700
October 26Oregon State
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 8–16 20,781
November 2at Arizona*L 14–28 31,400
November 9at OregonL 13–27 23,000
November 16at San Jose State*W 46–0 8,450
November 23Washington
W 24–0 31,986
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1968 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016.