1997 Washington State Cougars football team

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1997 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Pacific-10 Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, Loss, 16-21, vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
1997 record 10–2 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Price
Defensive coordinator Bill Doba
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 37,600)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Washington State §   7 1         10 2  
#5 UCLA §   7 1         10 2  
#14 Arizona State   6 2         9 3  
#18 Washington   5 3         8 4  
Arizona   4 4         7 5  
USC   4 4         6 5  
Oregon   3 5         7 5  
Stanford   3 5         5 6  
California   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   0 8         3 8  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University during the 1997 NCAA college football season. The Cougars were led by ninth-year head coach Mike Price and played their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.

Regular season[edit]

The Cougars non-conference games were against Illinois, Boise State and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 12:30 PM UCLA Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC W 37–34   26,000
September 13 3:30 PM at #23 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FSN W 28–21   51,655
September 20 9:30 AM at Illinois* #19 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 W 35–22   47,131
September 27 2:00 PM Boise State* #15 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 58–0   34,131
October 4 1:00 PM at Oregon #15 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 24–13   43,516
October 18 2:00 PM Californiadagger #13 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 63–37   35,739
October 25 12:30 PM Arizona #10 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ABC W 35–34 OT  31,137
November 1 7:00 PM at #20 Arizona State #10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ FSN L 44–31   73,644
November 8 2:00 PM Southwestern Louisiana* #16 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 77–7   32,345
November 15 2:00 PM Stanford #14 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 38–28   40,306
November 22 12:30 PM at #20 Washington #11 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA (Apple Cup) ABC W 41–35   74,268
January 1 2:00 PM vs. #1 Michigan* #8 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC L 21–16   101,219
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Ryan Leaf, Sammy Baugh Trophy[1]

Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ryan Leaf Quarterback 1 2 San Diego Chargers
Leon Bender Defensive Tackle 2 31 Oakland Raiders
Dorian Boose Defensive Tackle 2 56 New York Jets
Jason McEndoo Tackle 7 197 Seattle Seahawks

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