1982 Washington State Cougars football team

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1982 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1982 record 3–7–1 (2–4–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Walden (5th season)
Home stadium Martin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jim Walden, the Cougars compiled a 3–7–1 record (2–4–1 in Pac-10), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 255 to 170.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Clete Casper with 1,070 passing yards, Tim Harris with 684 rushing yards, and Mike Peterson with 440 receiving yards.[3]

The Cougars played two home games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane and four on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman; WSU did not play the USC Trojans this season. The finale was the Apple Cup, held in Pullman for the first time in 28 years;[4][5] With two wins in ten games, WSU was an 18-point home underdog and were down by ten points at the half. They took the lead in the third quarter and upset the fifth-ranked Washington Huskies, 24–20.[6][7][8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 Idaho (Div I-AA)* Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (Battle of the Palouse) W 34–14   25,321
September 18 Colorado* Joe Albi Stadium • Spokane, WA L 0–12   30,923
September 25 at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 11–41   50,653
October 2 at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 3–10   91,744
October 9 Oregon State Martin StadiumPullman, WA T 14–14   22,937
October 16 at No. 12 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 17–42   41,732
October 23 Stanforddagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 26–31   26,806
October 30 Arizona Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 17–34   27,412
November 6 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 10–3   20,178
November 13 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 14–34   34,060
November 20 No. 5 Washington Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA [6] (Apple Cup) W 24–20   36,571
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[9]

Staff[edit]

Head Coach: Jim Walden

Assistants: Jim Burrow, Dave Elliott, Jon Fabris, Gary Gagnon, Lindsay Hughes, Steve Morton, Melvin Sanders, Harold Wheeler, Del Wight, Ken Woody

Source:[9]

Game summaries[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 234Total
Washington 7 1030 20
Washington State 0 7143 24

Source:[5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 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. 77. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1982 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Devlin, Vince (November 19, 1982). "Cougs: Thorn in Dawgs' paw?". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. 17. 
  5. ^ a b Barrows, Bob (November 20, 1982). "So what if WSU is the underdog against the 5th-ranked Huskies?". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B. 
  6. ^ a b c Barrows, Bob (November 21, 1982). "Cougars upset Huskies 24-20". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B. 
  7. ^ a b "WSU changes Huskies' bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. November 21, 1982. p. 3F. 
  8. ^ a b "Wash. State ruins Huskies' title hopes". Gainesville Sun. (Florida). Associated Press. November 21, 1982. p. 6C. 
  9. ^ a b 2009 Washington State football media guide