1988 Washington State Cougars football team

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1988 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Aloha Bowl champion
Aloha Bowl, W 24–22 vs. Houston
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
1988 record9–3 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachDennis Erickson (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Bratkowski (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn L. Smith (2nd season)
Captains
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 USC $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 6 UCLA 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 16 Washington State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 3 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington 3 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 6 0
Oregon State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Stanford 1 5 2     3 6 2
California 1 5 1     5 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second and final season under head coach Dennis Erickson, the Cougars compiled a 9–3 record (5–3 in Pac-10, tied for third), and outscored their opponents 415 to 303.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Timm Rosenbach with 3,097 passing yards, Steve Broussard with 1,280 rushing yards, and Tim Stallworth with 1,151 receiving yards.[3]

On October 29, Washington State beat No. 1 UCLA at the Rose Bowl, their first and only win ever over a No. 1 ranked team.[4]

Several months after this season, Erickson departed for Miami in early March 1989,[5][6][7] and Mike Price was hired a week later; a former Cougar player and assistant, he was previously the head coach for eight years in the Big Sky Conference at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. [8][9][10][11]

Quarterback Rosenbach opted not to stay as a fifth-year senior in 1989 and announced his intent to turn professional in April.[12][13] He entered the NFL's supplemental draft, and was selected in July with the second pick by the recently relocated Phoenix Cardinals.[14][15][16]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 3at Illinois*W 44–754,458
September 10at Minnesota*W 41–940,071
September 17OregonL 28–4330,263
October 1at Tennessee*W 52–2492,276
October 8CaliforniadaggerNo. 18
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 44–1327,077
October 15at ArizonaL 28–4548,287
October 22Arizona State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 28–3133,170
October 29at No. 1 UCLAW 34–3051,970
November 5at StanfordW 24–2136,500
November 12Oregon StateNo. 20
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 36–2719,702
November 19WashingtonNo. 19
W 32–3140,000
December 25vs. No. 14 Houston*No. 18W 24–2235,132
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[17]

Roster[edit]

1988 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE Kevin Andal
RB 31 Steve Broussard Jr
RB Paul Carr
WR C.J. Davis
OT 68 Chris Dyko Sr
C 52 Dave Fakkema Sr
QB 9 Aaron Garcia Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 12 Brad Gossen So
OT 73 John Husby Sr
OG 74 Jim Michalczik Sr
TE 46 Rodd Olson Jr
WR 88 William Pellum Sr
QB 3 Timm Rosenbach (C) Jr
RB Thomas Rogers
RB Rodney Scott
WR 2 Tim Stallworth Jr
RB 33 Rich Swinton So
WR 36 Elmer Thomas Sr
RB Ed Tingstad
OG 60 Mike Utley Sr
TE 82 Doug Wellsandt Jr
WR 17 Michael Wimberly Sr
WR 13 Victor Wood Sr
C 56 Paul Wulff Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 55 Tuineau Alipate Sr
DE 76 Ivan Cook (C) Sr
DT 97 Tim Downing Jr
DE 96 Randy Gray Jr
LB 50 Dan Grayson Jr
S 19 Artie Holmes Sr
CB 18 Shawn Landrum Sr
DB 10 Jay Languein Jr
DT 91 Mark Ledbetter Jr
S 42 Ron Lee Sr
LB 40 Maury Metcalf Sr
DB Chris Moton
DB 37 Roosevelt Noble Jr
LB 41 Bob O'Neal Sr
LB 57 Keith Rice Sr
DT 75 Tony Savage Jr
CB 29 Vernon Todd Sr
DL Jeron Woodley
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Jason Hanson Fr
P 45 Rob Myers Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt


Season summary[edit]

Illinois[edit]

1 234Total
• Wash St 7 16147 44
Illinois 0 700 7

Washington[edit]

Washington Huskies at #19 Washington State Cougars
1 2 34Total
Washington 21 7 0331
Washington St 9 7 10632

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

  • Date: November 19, 1988
  • Game weather: Snow, 34 °F (1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 40,000
  • Eugene Register-Guard, 1988 Nov 20.

Shawn Landrum blocked an Eric Canton punt which led to Timm Rosenbach's eventual game-winning fourth down touchdown run. Washington State secured an Aloha Bowl berth with the win.

NFL Draft[edit]

Three Cougars were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft, held April 23–24.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Mike Utley G 3 59 Detroit Lions
Chris Dyko T 8 221 Chicago Bears
Artie Holmes DB 11 293 New York Jets
Source:[19][20]

The supplemental draft was held on July 7.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Timm Rosenbach QB 1 2 Phoenix Cardinals
Source:[12][13][14][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 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. ^ "1988 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Bruins derailed by Cougs". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). news service reports. October 30, 1988. p. 1C.
  5. ^ Bergum, Steve (March 6, 1989). "Erickson's air express off to Miami". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. A1.
  6. ^ "Erickson takes Miami job". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 6, 1989. p. 1D.
  7. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 6, 1989). "Erickson leaves 'dream'". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1A.
  8. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 14, 1989). "Price comes to 'save the day'". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1A.
  9. ^ Blanchette, John (March 14, 1989). "Choice of Price applauded by players". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. B1.
  10. ^ Bergum, Steve (March 15, 1989). "Price: 'I'm here to save the day'". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  11. ^ "'The Price is Right' for Cougars". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 15, 1989. p. 5B.
  12. ^ a b Goldberg, Dave (April 11, 1989). "Rosenbach enters supplemental". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. C1.
  13. ^ a b "Rosenbach expects to be top NFL pick". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). news service reports. July 7, 1989. p. 2C.
  14. ^ a b "Cards nab Rosenbach; Walsh to Dallas". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 8, 1989. p. 2C.
  15. ^ a b "Rosenbach picked by Phoenix". Idahonian. (Moscow). Associated Press. July 7, 1989. p. 1A.
  16. ^ a b Meehan, Jim (July 8, 1989). "From Cougar to Cardinal". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1D.
  17. ^ "Football media guide". Washington State University Athletics. 2014. p. 75. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  18. ^ "Cougars feast on Illini in rare road victory, 44-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 4, 1988. p. 5B.
  19. ^ Gerheim, Earl (April 25, 1989). "Vikings take EWU's Mickel". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C3.
  20. ^ Meehan, Jim (April 24, 1989). "Utley, Washington, Dyko get NFL calls". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.

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