2011 Washington State Cougars football team

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2011 Washington State Cougars football
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Conference Pacific-12 Conference
North Division
2011 record 4–8 (2–7 Pac-12)
Head coach Paul Wulff (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Chris Ball (4th year)
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 32,248)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#4 Oregon xy   8 1         12 2  
#7 Stanford x   8 1         11 2  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   3 6         3 9  
Washington State   2 7         4 8  
South
#6 USC*   7 2         10 2  
UCLA xy   5 4         6 8  
Utah   4 5         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   2 7         4 8  
Colorado   2 7         3 10  
Championship: Oregon 49, UCLA 31
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by fourth year head coach Paul Wulff and played their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They are members of the North Division of the Pacific-12 Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 2–7 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the North Division.

At the end of the season, head coach Paul Wulff was fired after going 9–40 in four seasons. Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach took over in 2012.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 2:00 PM Idaho State* Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 64–21   22,034[1]
September 10 2:00 PM UNLV* Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 59–7   27,018[2]
September 17 3:00 PM at San Diego State* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA The Mtn. L 24–42   57,286[3]
October 1 12:30 PM at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO FCS W 31–27   51,928[4]
October 8 7:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN L 25–28   64,217[5]
October 15 4:30 PM #7 Stanforddagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA Versus L 14–44   30,843[6]
October 22 7:30 PM vs. Oregon State CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA FSN L 21–44   49,219[7]
October 29 12:00 PM at #7 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR FSN L 28–43   59,126[8]
November 5 3:30 PM at California AT&T ParkSan Francisco, CA RTNW L 7–30   35,506[9]
November 12 7:30 PM Arizona State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA Versus W 37–27   27,213[10]
November 19 2:00 PM Utah Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FCS L 27–30 OT  16,419[11]
November 26 4:30 PM at Washington CenturyLink Field • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup) Versus L 21–38   64,559[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time Zone.

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Game notes[edit]

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Idaho State 0 0 21 0 21
Washington State 23 17 21 3 64

Washington State backup quarterback Marshall Lobbestael threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns as Washington State defeated Idaho State 64–21 on September 3. Starting quarterback Jeff Tuel only played one series in the game due to a break in his clavicle that occurred at an unknown point in the game, and he missed the opening series of the game because of a stomach virus. Despite the injury, Washington State scored on its first four possessions against the Bengals, and they built a 23–0 lead in the first quarter and a 40–0 lead by halftime. After the Cougars took a 47–0 lead in the third quarter, Idaho State scored when running back Jahmel Rover ran in from 3 yards to cap a 73-yard drive. Rover ran in a second touchdown with 4:21 left in the third to bring Idaho State within 54–14. The game was the first time the Cougars scored 60 or more points in a game since a 63–37 win over California in 1997.[14]

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UNLV 0 0 0 7 7
Washington State 14 21 10 14 59


San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 10 7 7 0 24
San Diego State 14 0 7 21 42


Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 7 3 7 14 31
Colorado 3 10 7 7 27

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UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 3 6 7 9 25
UCLA 0 7 7 14 28

UCLA leads Washington State 38–18–1 in this series started in 1928. At the Rose Bowl, the Bruins are 8–5 on the Cougars.


Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 3 7 14 20 44
Washington State 0 7 0 7 14

Homecoming

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 17 7 13 44
Washington State 0 14 0 7 21


Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 0 10 10 8 28
Oregon 8 7 21 7 43


California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 0 0 0 7 7
California 13 10 7 0 30


Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona State 7 13 7 0 27
Washington State 6 10 7 14 37

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Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Utah 0 7 3 17 3 30
Washington State 0 7 3 17 0 27

Senior Day

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 0 14 7 0 21
Washington 14 7 7 10 38


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Idaho State Bengals vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "UNLV Rebels vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. San Diego State Aztecs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. October 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Oregon State Beavers vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Oregon Ducks Box Score". ESPN.com. October 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears Box Score". ESPN.com. November 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Utah Utes vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ "2011 WSU Football Schedule". Washington State University Athletics. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Backup Marshall Lobbestael leads Wazzu to easy win". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
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