1975 Washington State Cougars football team

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1975 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1975 record 3–8 (0–7 Pac-8)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (8th season)
Home stadium Martin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA ^ + 6 1 0     9 2 1
No. 14 California + 6 1 0     8 3 0
Stanford 5 2 0     6 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     6 5 0
No. 17 USC 3 4 0     8 4 0
Oregon 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     1 10 0
Washington State 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jim Sweeney, the Cougars compiled a 3–8 record (0–7 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in last place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 295 to 262.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included John Hopkins with 1,022 passing yards, Vaughn Williams with 662 rushing yards, and Brian Kelly with 371 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 13 at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 18–14   33,378
September 20 at Utah* Rice StadiumSalt Lake City W 30–14   19,622
September 27 California Martin StadiumPullman, Washington L 33–21   24,500
October 4 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 27–21   51,060
October 11 at No. 3 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles L 28–10   47,408
October 18 No. 18 UCLA Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA L 37–23   28,500
October 25 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California L 54–14   35,000
November 1 Oregondagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington L 26–14   18,100
November 8 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon L 7–0   13,489
November 15 Idaho* Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington (Battle of the Palouse) W 84–27   17,300
November 22 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA (Apple Cup) L 28–27   57,100
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Roster[edit]

  • Dan Doornink, tb
  • Gavin Hedrick, p
  • John Hopkins, qb
  • Dave Dial, dg, c
  • Mark Husfloen, dt
  • Vaughn Williams, fb
  • Joel Lofgren, te
  • Rufus Cunningham, fs,#5

Source[4][5]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach: Jim Sweeney

Assistants: Bill Cords, Larry Donovan, Jack Elway, Tom Keele, Ron Mims, Mike Price, Dick Roach

Source[6]

Game summaries[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 2 34Total
Washington State 10 14 3027
Washington 7 7 01428

at Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA

  • Date: November 22
  • Game attendance: 57,100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1975 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bears vs. Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). September 27, 1975. p. 12. 
  5. ^ "Ducks vs. Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). November 1, 1975. p. 17. 
  6. ^ 2010 Washington State football media guide