1985 Washington State Cougars football team

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1985 Washington State Cougars football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1985 record 4–7 (3–5 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Walden (8th season)
Home stadium Martin Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 UCLA $ 6 2 0     9 2 1
Arizona 5 2 0     8 3 1
Arizona State 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington 5 3 0     7 5 0
USC 5 3 0     6 6 0
Oregon 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 5 0     4 7 0
Stanford 3 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     3 8 0
California 2 7 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth season under head coach Jim Walden, the Cougars compiled a 4–7 record (3–5 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in a tie for seventh place in the Pac-10, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 313 to 282.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Mark Rypien with 2,174 passing yards, Rueben Mayes with 1,236 rushing yards, and Kitrick Taylor with 489 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
August 31OregonL 39–42 25,900
September 7California
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 20–19 30,135
September 14at ArizonaL 7–12 46,437
September 21at Utah*L 37–44 28,576
September 28at No. 5 Ohio State*L 32–48 89,954
October 12at Oregon StateW 34–0 27,236
October 19No. 18 UCLA
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 30–31 32,302
October 26Arizona State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 16–21 14,875
November 2at USCL 13–31 46,954
November 16Montana State*
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 64–14 15,000
November 23at WashingtonW 21–20 60,197
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 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. ^ "1985 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.