1974 Washington State Cougars football team
|1974 Washington State Cougars football|
|1974 record||2–9 (1–6 Pac-8)|
|Head coach||Jim Sweeney (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Martin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
|1974 Pacific-8 football standings|
|No. 2 USC $||6||–||0||–||1||10||–||1||–||1|
The 1974 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jim Sweeney, the Cougars compiled a 2–9 record (1–6 against Pac-8 opponents), finished in seventh place in the Pac-8, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 272 to 162.
The team's statistical leaders included John Hopkins with 522 passing yards, Ron Cheatham with 616 rushing yards, and Carl Barschig with 423 receiving yards.
|September 14||Kansas*||Joe Albi Stadium • Spokane, WA||L 7–14|
|September 21||Idaho*||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (Battle of the Palouse)||W 17–10|
|September 28||at No. 18 Illinois*||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||L 19–21|
|October 5||No. 1 Ohio State*||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||L 7–42|
|October 12||No. 7 USC||Joe Albi Stadium • Spokane, WA||L 7–54|
|October 19||at UCLA||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||L 13–17|
|October 26||Stanford||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||L 18–20|
|November 2||at Oregon||Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR||W 21–16|
|November 9||Oregon State||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||L 3–17|
|November 16||at No. 19 California||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||L 33–37|
|November 23||Washington||Joe Albi Stadium • Spokane, WA (Apple Cup)||L 17–24|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "1974 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "1974 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- 1974 Washington State Cougars Schedule & Results. Retrieved December 4, 2012.