List of Washington State Cougars bowl games

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The Washington State Cougars college football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing Washington State University in the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Since the establishment of the team in 1888, Washington State has appeared in 14 bowl games.[1] Included in these games are four appearances in the Rose Bowl Game and one Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game appearances, in the 2003 Rose Bowl.

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Bowl games[edit]

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Stadium Location Attendance[2] Head coach
1 Rose Bowl W 14–0 January 1, 1916 1915 Brown Bruins Tournament Park Pasadena 7,000 William Henry Dietz
2 Rose Bowl L 24–0 January 1, 1931 1930 Alabama Crimson Tide Rose Bowl Pasadena 60,000 Babe Hollingbery
3 Holiday Bowl L 38–36 December 30, 1981 1981 BYU Cougars Jack Murphy Stadium[A 5] San Diego 52,419 Jim Walden
4 Aloha Bowl W 24–22 December 25, 1988 1988 Houston Cougars Aloha Stadium Honolulu 35,132 Dennis Erickson
5 Copper Bowl W 31–28 December 29, 1992 1992 Utah Utes Arizona Stadium Tucson 40,876double-dagger Mike Price
6 Alamo Bowl W 10–3 December 31, 1994 1994 Baylor Bears Alamodome San Antonio 44,106 Mike Price
7 Rose Bowl L 21–16 January 1, 1998 1997 Michigan Wolverines Rose Bowl Pasadena 100,635 Mike Price
8 Sun Bowl W 33–27 December 31, 2001 2001 Purdue Boilermakers Sun Bowl El Paso 47,812 Mike Price
9 Rose Bowl L 34–14 January 1, 2003 2002 Oklahoma Sooners Rose Bowl Pasadena 86,848 Mike Price
10 Holiday Bowl W 28–20 December 30, 2003 2003 Texas Longhorns Qualcomm Stadium[A 5] San Diego 61,102 Bill Doba
11 New Mexico Bowl L 48–45 December 21, 2013 2013 Colorado State Rams University Stadium Albuquerque 27,104 Mike Leach
12 Sun Bowl W 20–14 December 26, 2015 2015 Miami Hurricanes Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso 41,180 Mike Leach
13 Holiday Bowl L 17–12 December 27, 2016 2016 Minnesota Golden Gophers Qualcomm Stadium San Diego 48,704 Mike Leach
14 Holiday Bowl L 42–17 December 28, 2017 2017 Michigan State Spartans SDCCU Stadium San Diego 47,092 Mike Leach

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  1. ^ Statistics correct as of 2015–16 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was a Washington State win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the Washington State team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Washington State competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.
  5. ^ a b Originally called Jack Murphy Stadium from 1980 to 1997, in 1998 it was renamed Qualcomm Stadium.[3]

References[edit]

General
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
Specific
  1. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 29
  2. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 32–38
  3. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 8