1986 Washington State Cougars football team

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1986 Washington State Cougars football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1986 record 3–7–1 (2–6–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Walden (9th season)
Home stadium Martin Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Arizona State $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their ninth season under head coach Jim Walden, the Cougars compiled a 3–7–1 record (2–6–1 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 312 to 221.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Ed Blount with 1,882 passing yards, Kerry Porter with 921 rushing yards, and Kitrick Taylor with 523 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 6 UNLV* Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 34–14  
September 13 San Jose State* Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 13–20  
September 20 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 21–31  
September 27 at No. 11 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ T 21–21  
October 4 Oregon State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 24–14  
October 11 No. 9 USCdagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 34–14  
October 25 at No. 17 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 16–54  
November 1 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 12–42  
November 8 No. 17 Arizona Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 6–31  
November 15 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR L 17–27  
November 22 No. 12 Washington Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (Apple Cup) L 23–44  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[4]

Season summary[edit]

UNLV[edit]

1 234Total
UNLV 0 707 14
• Washington St 21 373 34

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 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. ^ "1986 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 7. Retrieved 2018-Jan-15.