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
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 16
1988 record 9–3 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Dennis Erickson (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator John L. Smith (2nd year)
Captain Ivan Cook
Timm Rosenbach
Home stadium Martin Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 USC $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6 UCLA 6 2 0     10 2 0
#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 season under head coach Dennis Erickson, the Cougars compiled a 9–3 record (5–3 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Pac-10, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 415 to 303.[1][2] 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.

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]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 3 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 44–7   54,458
September 10 at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 41–9   40,071
September 17 Oregon Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 28–43   30,263
October 1 at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 52–24   92,276
October 8 California No. 18 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 44–13   27,077
October 15 at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 28–45   48,287
October 22 Arizona State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 28–31   33,170
October 29 at No. 1 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 34–30   51,970
November 5 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 24–21   36,500
November 12 Oregon State No. 20 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 36–27   19,702
November 19 Washington No. 19 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (Apple Cup) W 32–31   40,000
December 25 vs. No. 14 Houston* No. 18 Aloha BowlHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) W 24–22   35,132
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[4]

Season summary[edit]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Wash St 7 16 14 7 44
Illinois 0 7 0 0 7
  • Steve Broussard 27 Rush, 173 Yds

[5]

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. ^ "Football media guide". Washington State University Athletics. 2014. p. 75. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1988 Sept 4. Retrieved 2015-Oct-30.

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