The Washington State Cougars football team is the intercollegiate football team of Washington State University. The team is part of the Pacific-12 Conference. They are coached by Mike Leach.
The Cougars play home games on campus at Martin Stadium, which opened in 1972; the site dates back to 1892 when it was called Soldier Field. Its present seating capacity is 33,522.
Head coaching history 
Martin Stadium, home of Cougars football, in October 2008
Martin Stadium, home of Cougars football, in August 2012 with the new press box and premium seating addition nearing completion
Three Straight Ten Win Seasons 
From 2001 through 2003 Washington State had three consecutive 10 win seasons, also finishing ranked among the top ten teams in the nation each year. They finished the 2001 season beating Purdue in the Sun Bowl 33-27. The Cougars then lost to Oklahoma 34-14 in the Rose Bowl January 1, 2002. They capped the three year ride with a 28-20 victory over then #5 ranked Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl.Cougar Media Guide
Current coaching staff 
- Mike Leach - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
- Eric Russell - Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
- Mike Breske - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
- Jim Mastro - Running Backs
- David Yost - Inside Receivers
- Dennis Simmons - Outside Receivers
- Clay McGuire - Offensive Line
- Joe Salave'a - Defensive Line
- Jeff Choate - Linebackers
- Paul Volero - Outside Linebackers
- Dave Emerick - Chief of Staff
- Antonio Huffman - Director of Football Operations
Bowl games 
Washington State has made 10 bowl appearances, and has a bowl record of 6–4. The Cougars have played in the Rose Bowl (1 win, 3 losses), the Holiday Bowl (1 win, 1 loss), the Aloha Bowl (1 win), the Copper Bowl (1 win), the Alamo Bowl (1 win), and the Sun Bowl (1 win).
Notable players 
Rivalry games 
Notable Games 
- In 1991, Jason Hanson kicked a school record 62-yard field goal against UNLV.
- In 2012, Andrew Furney kicked a game winning field goal to upset the 25th ranked University of Washington Huskies and win the Apple Cup.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia (pages 998–995)
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