1987 Washington State Cougars football team
|1987 Washington State Cougars football|
|1987 record||3–7–1 (1–5–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Dennis Erickson (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Martin Stadium|
|1987 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 18 USC +||7||–||1||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|No. 9 UCLA +||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 20 Arizona State||3||–||3||–||1||7||–||4||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1987 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Dennis Erickson, the Cougars compiled a 3–7–1 record (1–5–1 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in ninth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 356 to 238.
The team's statistical leaders included Timm Rosenbach with 2,446 passing yards, Richard Calvin with 822 rushing yards, and Steve Broussard with 701 receiving yards.
|September 5||Fresno State*||W 41–24||22,971|
|September 12||Wyoming*||W 43–28||24,151|
|September 19||at No. 19 Michigan*||L 18–44||103,521|
|September 26||at Colorado*||L 17–26||43,527|
|October 10||Stanford||L 7–44||31,538|
|October 17||at Arizona State||L 7–38||70,341|
|October 24||Arizona||W 45–28||22,269|
|October 31||at USC||L 7–42||24,834|
|November 14||Oregon||L 17–31||14,089|
|November 21||at Washington||L 19–34||74,038|
|November 28||vs. California||T 17–17||54,000|
- "1987 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. 77. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "1987 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.