2012 Washington State Cougars football team

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2012 Washington State Cougars football
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Conference Pacific-12 Conference
North Division
2012 record 3–9 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach Mike Leach (1st year)
Offensive scheme Air Raid
Defensive coordinator Mike Breske (1st year)
Base defense 3–4 Multiple
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 33,522)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Oregon x   8 1         12 1  
#7 Stanford xy   8 1         12 2  
#20 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   2 7         3 9  
Washington State   1 8         3 9  
South
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
As of January 8, 2013; 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 1st 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 Pacific-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# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:15 PM at BYU* LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPN[1] L 6–30   57,045
September 8 12:00 PM #9 (FCSEastern 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
September 22 1:00 PM Coloradodagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FX L 34–35   31,668
September 29 7:30 PM vs. #2 Oregon CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA ESPN2 L 26–51   60,929
October 6 3:00 PM at #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 #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 #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 #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 notes[edit]

BYU[edit]

Washington State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 6 0 0 6
BYU 7 17 6 0 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 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Washington 7 7 0 6 20
Washington St 14 10 0 0 24


UNLV[edit]

Washington State at UNLV
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 14 14 0 7 35
UNLV 7 13 0 7 27


Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Washington State
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 0 7 21 35
Washington St 7 14 7 6 34


Oregon[edit]

#2 Oregon at Washington State
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 20 3 21 7 51
Washington State 9 10 0 7 26


Oregon State[edit]

Washington State at #14 Oregon State
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 3 0 3 6
Oregon St 3 3 7 6 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 2 3 4 Total
California 7 7 10 7 31
Washington St 0 3 7 7 17


Stanford[edit]

Washington State at Stanford
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 10 0 7 17
Stanford 3 7 7 7 24


Utah[edit]

Washington State at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 0 0 6 6
Utah 14 17 8 10 49


UCLA[edit]

#17 UCLA at Washington State
1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 7 30 7 0 44
Washington St 7 0 14 15 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 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 0 0 7 7
Arizona St 18 14 14 0 46


Washington[edit]

#25 Washington at Washington State
Apple Cup
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Washington 0 7 21 0 0 28
Washington St 3 7 0 18 3 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 Anderson, BrentBrent Anderson RSo
WR 89 Bomber, BlairBlair Bomber RSo
WR 25 Bontemps, BennetBennet Bontemps Jr
OL 60 Bosch, ElliottElliott Bosch RJr
OL 70 Brevick, JackJack Brevick RJr
RB 23 Brooks, LeonLeon Brooks RJr
QB 8 Browm, JesseJesse Browm RFr
RB 34 Caldwell, TeondrayTeondray Caldwell Fr
OL 62 Christ, MoritzMoritz Christ RFr
QB 13 Clements, CodyCody Clements RFr
OL 72 Dahl, JoeJoe Dahl RFr
WR 31 Dockery, RahmelRahmel Dockery Fr
OL 67 Dotson, DenzellDenzell Dotson Fr
TE 88 Dunn, AaronAaron Dunn RSo
WR 17 Eaddy, HenryHenry Eaddy So
OL 63 Eklund, GunnarGunnar Eklund RFr
OL 76 Forbes, RicoRico Forbes RJr
OL 77 Fullington, JohnJohn Fullington Jr
RB 5 Galvin, RickeyRickey Galvin RSo
QB 4 Gilbertson, DavidDavid Gilbertson RJr
OL 64 Goetz, MattMatt Goetz RJr
QB 12 Halliday, ConnorConnor Halliday RSo
TE 41 Hersey, MaxMax Hersey RFr
OL 55 Jacobson, WadeWade Jacobson RSr
WR 22 Jenkins, ChandlerChandler Jenkins RFr
OL 58 Johnson, ZackZack Johnson RSo
OL 78 Kaleta, JoeJoe Kaleta RSo
RB 36 Lamson, ManuelManuel Lamson RFr
TE 87 Lintz, AndreiAndrei Lintz RSr
WR 32 Loftus, DrewDrew Loftus RFr
RB 35 Mason, MarcusMarcus Mason So
WR 85 McDonald, BrettBrett McDonald RFr
WR 84 McDonald, DanielDaniel McDonald RSo
OL 50 Meighen, TaylorTaylor Meighen Sr
WR 83 Myers, IsaiahIsaiah Myers So
WR 44 Nungester, RyanRyan Nungester Fr
WR 82 Ratliff, BobbyBobby Ratliff RSo
OL 69 Rodgers, JakeJake Rodgers RSo
OL 74 Sampson, ChasChas Sampson RSr
TE 46 Simmons, ManselMansel Simmons RFr
WR 1 Simone, GenoGeno Simone Sr
OL 71 Spitz, DanDan Spitz RSr
RB 29 Story, KrugerKruger Story RFr
QB 10 Tuel, JeffJeff Tuel Sr
RB 30 Tuiott, LawrenceLawrence Tuiott RFr
OL 61 Waldner, JeffJeff Waldner RSo
WR 80 Williams, DominiqueDominique Williams RFr
WR 18 Williams, KristoffKristoff Williams RSo
WR 86 Wilson, MarquessMarquess Wilson Jr
RB 3 Winston, CarlCarl Winston Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB/DE 46 Altomare, John TaylorJohn Taylor Altomare Sr
DL 71 Brock, MatthewMatthew Brock RJr
LB 55 Brandt, PhillipPhillip Brandt Sr
S 20 Bucannon, DeoneDeone Bucannon Jr
LB 37 Byers, JaredJared Byers RJr
S 4 Carpenter, AnthonyAnthony Carpenter RJr
CB 30 Clark, TracyTracy Clark RSo
DE 90 Clayton, JustinJustin Clayton RJr
LB 42 Coen, CyrusCyrus Coen So
DE 50 Coerper, AdamAdam Coerper RSr
DE 96 Cooper, XavierXavier Cooper RFr
DT 97 Davis, DavidDavid Davis RFr
LB 53 DeMatteo, AnthonyAnthony DeMatteo RSo
S 26 Duckett, TyroneTyrone Duckett RSo
S 33 Gama, MaxMax Gama RFr
CB 32 Golden, BrandonBrandon Golden RSo
DE 92 Griffin, HamzaHamza Griffin RFr
DT 94 Hoffart, StevenSteven Hoffart RSr
CB 6 Horton, DamanteDamante Horton Jr
DE 56 Knight, IanIan Knight RJr
LB 31 Lappano, KyleKyle Lappano RFr
LB 38 Laufasa, CoreyCorey Laufasa RSr
DT 61 Laurenzi, AnthonyAnthony Laurenzi RSr
S 22 Locker, CaseyCasey Locker RJr
DE 89 Long, TravisTravis Long Sr
LB 54 Markle, DarrenDarren Markle RJr
DE 83 Mayes, LoganLogan Mayes So
DB 17 McAdie, MikeMike McAdie So
S 39 McCartney, KyleKyle McCartney RSr
LB 13 Monroe, DarrylDarryl Monroe RFr
LB 21 Oertel, EricEric Oertel Jr
DE 52 Paulo, DarrylDarryl Paulo RFr
S 25 Peterson, MitchellMitchell Peterson RSo
DT 98 Pole, KalafitoniKalafitoni Pole RSo
LB 47 Pritchard, TanaTana Pritchard RFr
DE 85 Pu'u Robinson, JordanJordan Pu'u Robinson RJr
DE 95 Rabinowitz, DylanDylan Rabinowitz RFr
DE 78 Releford, EddieEddie Releford RFr
LB 51 Selz, CurtisCurtis Selz RSo
CB 24 Simmons, DanielDaniel Simmons RSr
S 36 Simmons, MatthewMatthew Simmons RSo
CB 35 Smith, TravionTravion Smith RSr
LB 45 Su'a, ChesterChester Su'a So
S 15 Toomer, TyreeTyree Toomer RSr
CB 29 Waseem, SpencerSpencer Waseem RFr
CB 2 Washington, NolanNolan Washington RJr
DE 93 Williams, LenardLenard Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 46 Bowlin, MichaelMichael Bowlin Jr
LS 65 Den Bleyker, AlexAlex Den Bleyker So
K 49 Furney, AndrewAndrew Furney Jr
LS 48 Koepp, ZachZach Koepp RSr
K 45 McNannay, TylerTyler McNannay RFr
LS 47 Saparto, RyanRyan 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.