2009 Washington State Cougars football team

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2009 Washington State Cougars football
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Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2009 record 1–11 (0–9 Pac-10)
Head coach Paul Wulff
Offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy
Defensive coordinator Chris Ball, Jody Sears
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 35,117)
Uniform
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Seasons
« 2008 2010 »

The 2009 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the college football season of 2009. The team's head coach was Paul Wulff. It played its home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington, USA. The Cougars finished the season with a record of 1–11 (0–9 Pac-10).

Schedule[edit]

2009 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Oregon   8 1         10 3  
Arizona   6 3         8 5  
Oregon State   6 3         8 5  
Stanford   6 3         8 5  
#22 USC   5 4         9 4  
California   5 4         8 5  
Washington   4 5         5 7  
UCLA   3 6         7 6  
Arizona State   2 7         4 8  
Washington State   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 3:00 PM Stanford Martin StadiumPullman, WA FSNNW L 13–39   22,386[1]
September 12 4:00 PM vs. Hawaii* Qwest FieldSeattle, WA KHQ L 20–38   42,912[2]
September 19 2:00 PM SMU* Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 30–27 OT  22,319[3]
September 26 7:00 PM at #10 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FSN L 6–27   75,216[4]
October 3 6:15 PM at #25 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR CSNNW L 6–52   57,378[5]
October 10 2:00 PM Arizona Statedagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 14–27   26,010[6]
October 24 1:30 pm at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 17–49   54,738[7]
October 31 4:30 PM vs. #25 Notre Dame* AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX NBC L 14–40   53,407[8]
November 7 12:30 PM at #21 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FCS/FSNNW L 7–48   50,242[9]
November 14 2:00 PM UCLA Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FCS/FSNNW L 7–43   25,661[10]
November 21 2:00 PM #20 Oregon State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 10–42   16,167[11]
November 28 3:30 PM at Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (102nd Apple Cup) FSNNW L 0–30   68,697[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 8 14 7 10 39
Cougars 0 3 10 0 13

Toby Gerhart rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, and redshirt freshman quarterback Andrew Luck made his collegiate debut by throwing for 193 yards and a touchdown pass to Chris Owusu as Stanford defeated Washington State in Pullman. The Cardinal dominated the first half, but as the second half began, the Cougars took the early momentum, driving 80 yards and scoring on a 5-yard pass from Kevin Lopina to Jared Karstetter. However, Owusu answered immediately for the Cardinal with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to keep the game out of reach.[13]

Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 21 14 0 3 38
Cougars 0 6 7 7 20


Southern Methodist[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Mustangs 7 10 7 3 0 27
Cougars 0 7 6 14 3 30


Southern California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 6 6
Trojans 20 0 0 7 27


Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 6 0 6
Ducks 21 21 3 7 52


Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 6 6 8 27
Cougars 0 0 7 7 14


California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 3 14 0 0 17
Golden Bears 28 7 7 7 49

In the first quarter, passes from Kevin Riley to Jahvid Best and Marvin Jones gave Cal a 14-point lead. Jeremy Ross returned Washington State punter Reid Forrest's 42-yard punt for a 76-yard touchdown. After Nico Grasu kicked a 24-yard field goal to put the Cougars on the scoreboard, Riley completed another pass for Cal for another touchdown, this time to Shane Vereen.

Jahvid Best rushed for 61 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Bears a 32-point lead and again in the third quarter with a 2-yard run. The final Cal score came in the fourth quarter when Vereen rushed for a 7-yard touchdown.

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 0 7 14
Fighting Irish 9 21 3 7 40

Nick Tausch kicked a 29-yard field goal to put Dotre Dame on the scoreboard. Then Jimmy Clausen passed to Duval Kamara for a 7-yard touchdown in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Golden Tate scored on a 16-yard run for a touchdown and Robert Hughes rushed for a 1-yard for another touchdown.

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 7 7
Wildcats 24 10 7 7 48


UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 14 12 3 14 43
Cougars 0 0 7 0 7

The Bruins scored on their first offensive play after an interception, a Kevin Prince to Taylor Embree touchdown pass.

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 14 7 7 14 42
Cougars 3 7 0 0 10


Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 3 10 7 10 30


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hawaii Warriors vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. USC Trojans Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Oregon Ducks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  10. ^ "UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Oregon State Beavers vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Frosh Luck leads Stanford past Washington State". ESPN.com. September 5, 2009. Retrieved September 6, 2009.