2002 Washington State Cougars football team

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2002 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Pac-10 co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 14–34 vs. Oklahoma
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
2002 record 10–3 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Price (14th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Levenseller (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Doba (9th season)
Captain Jason Gesser
Captain Curtis Nettles
Captain Marcus Trufant
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 37,600)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 Washington State $+   7 1         10 3  
No. 4 USC %+   7 1         11 2  
Arizona State   5 3         8 6  
UCLA   4 4         8 5  
Oregon State   4 4         8 5  
California   4 4         7 5  
Washington   4 4         7 6  
Oregon   3 5         7 6  
Arizona   1 7         4 8  
Stanford   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 14th-year head coach Mike Price, and played its home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 12:00 PM vs. Nevada* No. 12 Seahawks StadiumSeattle, WA (Cougar Gridiron Classic) W 31–7   63,588
September 7 3:00 PM Idaho* No. 11 Martin StadiumPullman, WA - (Battle of the Palouse) W 49–14   30,110
September 14 12:30 PM at No. 6 Ohio State* No. 10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 7–25   104,553
September 21 2:00 PM Montana State* No. 16 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 45–28   23,713
September 28 2:00 PM at California No. 16 Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 48–38   29,297
October 5 4:00 PM No. 18 USCdagger No. 17 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA TBS W 30–27 OT  36,861
October 12 2:00 PM at Stanford No. 12 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 36–11   30,750
October 26 7:00 PM at Arizona No. 9 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 21–13   46,462
November 2 12:30 PM No. 16 Arizona State No. 8 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ABC W 44–22   37,444
November 9 12:30 PM No. 15 Oregon No. 5 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ABC W 32–21   37,600
November 23 3:30 PM Washington No. 3 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA - (Apple Cup) FSN L 26–29 3OT  37,600
December 7 1:30 PM at UCLA No. 7 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 48–27   56,335
January 1 2:00 PM vs. No. 8 Oklahoma No. 7 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA - (Rose Bowl) ABC L 14–34   86,848
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Pacific Time.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2002 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 67 Calvin Armstrong So
WR 1 Devard Darling Jr
QB 17 Jason Gesser Sr
QB 9 Josh Swogger Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 28 Hamza Abdullah So
DB 27 Erik Coleman Jr
DB 29 Jason David Jr
DL 88 Rien Long Sr
DB 15 Karl Paymah So
CB 45 Marcus Trufant Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Coaching staff[edit]

[1]

Game summaries[edit]

USC[edit]

#20 USC at #17 Washington State
1 234OTTotal
USC 7 07130 27
Washington St 10 07103 30
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington
  • Television network: TBS

Washington State's first win versus USC at home since 1986.[2]

2002 Cougars in professional football[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Washington State Cougars football information guide.
  2. ^ USA Today. Retrieved April 24, 2013.

External links[edit]