2012 Washington State Cougars football team

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2012 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State Cougars wordmark.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division North Division
2012 record 3–9 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach Mike Leach (1st season)
Offensive scheme Air raid
Defensive coordinator Mike Breske (1st season)
Base defense 3–4 multiple
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 33,522)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 7 Stanford xy$   8 1         12 2  
No. 2 Oregon x%   8 1         12 1  
No. 20 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   2 7         3 9  
Washington State   1 8         3 9  
South Division
UCLA x   6 3         9 5  
Arizona State   5 4         8 5  
USC   5 4         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   3 6         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         1 11  
Championship: Stanford 27, UCLA 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by first-year head coach Mike Leach and played their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–8 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the North Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Non-Conference Schedule
August 30 7:15 PM at BYU* LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPN[1] L 6–30   57,045
September 8 12:00 PM No. 9 (FCS) Eastern Washington* Martin StadiumPullman, WA P12N W 24–20   33,598
September 14 6:00 PM at UNLV* Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV ESPN W 35–27   17,015
Conference Schedule
September 22 1:00 PM Coloradodagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FX L 34–35   31,668
September 29 7:30 PM vs. No. 2 Oregon CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA ESPN2 L 26–51   60,929
October 6 3:00 PM at No. 14 Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N L 6–19   46,579
October 13 7:30 PM California Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N L 17–31   27,339
October 27 3:15 PM at No. 19 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA P12N L 17–24   41,496
November 3 12:00 PM at Utah Rice Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT P12N L 6–49   45,069
November 10 7:30 PM No. 17 UCLA Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ESPN2 L 36–44   28,110
November 17 12:00 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N L 7–46   53,438
November 23 12:30 PM No. 25 Washington Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (105th Apple Cup) FOX W 31–28 OT  30,544
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

BYU[edit]

Washington State at BYU
1 234Total
Washington St 0 600 6
BYU 7 1760 30

On a nationally televised broadcast, Mike Leach's first game as head coach of the Washington State Cougars was a 30-6 blowout loss to BYU, the former Texas Tech coach's alma mater. Despite Leach's offenses being typically known for their high scoring shootouts, the Wazzu Cougars were unable to score a single touchdown. This marked the first time that a Leach-led offense failed to score a touchdown since 2006, when Texas Tech lost to TCU 12-3. Wazzu quarterback Jeff Tuel threw for 228 yards and two interceptions, while the offense ran for -4 yards on the ground. The only points for the Washington State Cougars came from two field goals in the second quarter.[2] BYU now leads the series 3–1.

Eastern Washington[edit]

Eastern Washington at Washington State
1 234Total
Eastern Washington 7 706 20
Washington St 14 1000 24

UNLV[edit]

Washington State at UNLV
1 234Total
Washington St 14 1407 35
UNLV 7 1307 27

Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Washington State
1 234Total
Colorado 7 0721 35
Washington St 7 1476 34

Oregon[edit]

#2 Oregon at Washington State
1 234Total
Oregon 20 3217 51
Washington State 9 1007 26

Oregon State[edit]

Washington State at #14 Oregon State
1 234Total
Washington St 0 303 6
Oregon St 3 376 19

1st quarter scoring: ORST - Trevor Romaine 30-yard field goal.

2nd quarter scoring: WSU - Andrew Furney 24-yard field goal; ORST - Trevor Romaine 24-yard field goal GOOD.

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:

California[edit]

California at Washington State
1 234Total
California 7 7107 31
Washington St 0 377 17

Stanford[edit]

Washington State at Stanford
1 234Total
Washington St 0 1007 17
Stanford 3 777 24

Utah[edit]

Washington State at Utah
1 234Total
Washington St 0 006 6
Utah 14 17810 49

UCLA[edit]

#17 UCLA at Washington State
1 234Total
UCLA 7 3070 44
Washington St 7 01415 36

The Bruins lead the series 18-39-1, which was started in 1928.

Hours before the game, the Cougars' star receiver Marquess Wilson said in a press release that he has left the program because of the actions of first-year coach Mike Leach and his staff. Wilson was suspended earlier in the week for an unspecified violation of team rules. Wilson said the new staff has "preferred to belittle, intimidate and humiliate us." That included physical abuse, Wilson said.

1st quarter scoring: UCLA – Sheldon Price 68-yard blocked field goal return (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick); Dominique Williams 6-yard pass from Connor Halliday (Andrew Furney kick)

2nd quarter scoring: UCLA - Johnathan Franklin 16-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Joseph Fauria 9-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Anthony Barr safety; UCLA – Devin Fuller 10-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Eric Kendricks 40-yard fumble recovery (Fairbairn kick)

3rd quarter scoring: WSU - Brett Bartolone 7-yard pass from Halliday (Furney kick); UCLA – Jordon James 2-yard run (Fairbairn kick); WSU - Marcus Mason 4-yard pass from Halliday (Furney kick)

4th quarter scoring: WSU - Dominique Williams 11-yard pass from Halliday (Furney kick); WSU - Kristoff Williams 3-yard pass from Halliday (Dominique Williams pass from Halliday 2-point conversion)

Arizona State[edit]

Washington State at Arizona State
1 234Total
Washington St 0 007 7
Arizona St 18 14140 46

Washington[edit]

#25 Washington at Washington State
Apple Cup
1 234OTTotal
Washington 0 72100 28
Washington St 3 70183 31

Washington State's first win in the rivalry since 2008.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

2012 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 68 Brent Anderson RSo
WR 89 Blair Bomber RSo
WR 25 Bennet Bontemps Jr
OL 60 Elliott Bosch RJr
OL 70 Jack Brevick RJr
RB 23 Leon Brooks RJr
QB 8 Jesse Brown RFr
RB 34 Teondray Caldwell Fr
OL 62 Moritz Christ RFr
QB 13 Cody Clements RFr
OL 72 Joe Dahl RFr
WR 31 Rahmel Dockery Fr
OL 67 Denzell Dotson Fr
TE 88 Aaron Dunn RSo
WR 17 Henry Eaddy So
OL 63 Gunnar Eklund RFr
OL 76 Rico Forbes RJr
OL 77 John Fullington Jr
RB 5 Rickey Galvin RSo
QB 4 David Gilbertson RJr
OL 64 Matt Goetz RJr
QB 12 Connor Halliday RSo
TE 41 Max Hersey RFr
OL 55 Wade Jacobson RSr
WR 22 Chandler Jenkins RFr
OL 58 Zack Johnson RSo
OL 78 Joe Kaleta RSo
RB 36 Manuel Lamson RFr
TE 87 Andrei Lintz RSr
WR 32 Drew Loftus RFr
RB 35 Marcus Mason So
WR 85 Brett McDonald RFr
WR 84 Daniel McDonald RSo
OL 50 Taylor Meighen Sr
WR 83 Isaiah Myers So
WR 44 Ryan Nungester Fr
WR 82 Bobby Ratliff RSo
OL 69 Jake Rodgers RSo
OL 74 Chas Sampson RSr
TE 46 Mansel Simmons RFr
WR 1 Geno Simone Sr
OL 71 Dan Spitz RSr
RB 29 Kruger Story RFr
QB 10 Jeff Tuel Sr
RB 30 Lawrence Tuiott RFr
OL 61 Jeff Waldner RSo
WR 80 Dominique Williams RFr
WR 18 Kristoff Williams RSo
WR 86 Marquess Wilson Jr
RB 3 Carl Winston Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB/DE 46 John Taylor Altomare Sr
DL 71 Matthew Brock RJr
LB 55 Phillip Brandt Sr
S 20 Deone Bucannon Jr
LB 37 Jared Byers RJr
S 4 Anthony Carpenter RJr
CB 30 Tracy Clark RSo
DE 90 Justin Clayton RJr
LB 42 Cyrus Coen So
DE 50 Adam Coerper RSr
DE 96 Xavier Cooper RFr
DT 97 David Davis RFr
LB 53 Anthony DeMatteo RSo
S 26 Tyrone Duckett RSo
S 33 Max Gama RFr
CB 32 Brandon Golden RSo
DE 92 Hamza Griffin RFr
DT 94 Steven Hoffart RSr
CB 6 Damante Horton Jr
DE 56 Ian Knight RJr
LB 31 Kyle Lappano RFr
LB 38 Corey Laufasa RSr
DT 61 Anthony Laurenzi RSr
S 22 Casey Locker RJr
DE 89 Travis Long Sr
LB 54 Darren Markle RJr
DE 83 Logan Mayes So
DB 17 Mike McAdie So
S 39 Kyle McCartney RSr
LB 13 Darryl Monroe RFr
LB 21 Eric Oertel Jr
DE 52 Darryl Paulo RFr
S 25 Mitchell Peterson RSo
DT 98 Kalafitoni Pole RSo
LB 47 Tana Pritchard RFr
DE 85 Jordan Pu'u Robinson RJr
DE 95 Dylan Rabinowitz RFr
DE 78 Eddie Releford RFr
LB 51 Curtis Selz RSo
CB 24 Daniel Simmons RSr
S 36 Matthew Simmons RSo
CB 35 Travion Smith RSr
LB 45 Chester Su'a So
S 15 Tyree Toomer RSr
CB 29 Spencer Waseem RFr
CB 2 Nolan Washington RJr
DE 93 Lenard Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 46 Michael Bowlin Jr
LS 65 Alex Den Bleyker So
K 49 Andrew Furney Jr
LS 48 Zach Koepp RSr
K 45 Tyler McNannay RFr
LS 47 Ryan Saparto RSo
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Eric Russell (Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Clay McGuire (Offensive Line)
  • Jim Mastro (Running Backs)
  • Eric Morris (Inside Receivers)
  • Dennis Simmons (Outside Receivers)
  • Mike Breske (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
  • Joe Salave'a (Defensive Line)
  • Jeff Choate (Linebackers)
  • Paul Volero (Outside Linebackers)
  • Antonio Huffman (Football Operations Director)
  • Dave Emerick (Assoc. Athletic Director/ Chief of Staff for Football)

[3]


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

Roster
Last update: April 14, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Withers, Bud (May 16, 2012). "Cougars' Season Opener at BYU Moved Up to Thursday". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mike Leach Debut at Wazzu Results in TD-less Thud". NBCSports.com. August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Washington State Football Roster". wsucougars.com. Retrieved April 14, 2012.