1987 Washington State Cougars football team

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1987 Washington State Cougars football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1987 record 3–7–1 (1–5–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Dennis Erickson (1st season)
Home stadium Martin Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 18 USC + 7 1 0     8 4 0
No. 9 UCLA + 7 1 0     10 2 0
Washington 4 3 1     7 4 1
No. 20 Arizona State 3 3 1     7 4 1
Oregon 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arizona 2 3 3     4 4 3
California 2 3 2     3 6 2
Washington State 1 5 1     3 7 1
Oregon State 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
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.[1][2]

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.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5Fresno State*W 41–24 22,971
September 12Wyoming*
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 43–28 24,151
September 19at No. 19 Michigan*L 18–44 103,521
September 26at Colorado*L 17–26 43,527
October 10Stanford
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 7–44 31,538
October 17at Arizona StateL 7–38 70,341
October 24Arizona
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 45–28 22,269
October 31at USCL 7–42 24,834
November 14Oregon
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 17–31 14,089
November 21at WashingtonL 19–34 74,038
November 28vs. CaliforniaT 17–17 54,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 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. ^ "1987 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.