1982 Washington State Cougars football team

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1982 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1982 record 3–7–1 (2–4–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Walden
Home stadium Martin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
#7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
#15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jim Walden, the Cougars compiled an 3–7–1 record (2–4–1 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 255 to 170.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Clete Casper with 1,070 passing yards, Tim Harris with 684 rushing yards, and Mike Peterson with 440 receiving yards.[3]

The team played its home games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane and at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Idaho* Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (Battle of the Palouse) W 34–14   25,321
September 18 Colorado* Joe Albi Stadium • Spokane, WA L 0–12   30,923
September 25 at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 11–41   50,653
October 2 at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 3–10   91,744
October 9 Oregon State Martin StadiumPullman, WA T 14–14   22,937
October 16 at No. 12 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 17–42   41,732
October 23 Stanford Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 26–31   26,806
October 30 Arizona Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 17–34   27,412
November 6 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 10–3   20,178
November 13 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 14–34   34,060
November 20 No. 5 Washington Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (Apple Cup) W 24–20   40,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[4]

Staff[edit]

Head Coach: Jim Walden

Assistants: Jim Burrow, Dave Elliott, Jon Fabris, Gary Gagnon, Lindsay Hughes, Steve Morton, Melvin Sanders, Harold Wheeler, Del Wight, Ken Woody

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Game summaries[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 7 10 3 0 20
Washington State 0 7 14 3 24

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 77. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1982 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b 2009 Washington State football media guide
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 21.