1992 Washington State Cougars football team

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1992 Washington State Cougars football
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Copper Bowl champion
Copper Bowl, W 31–28 vs. Utah
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 15
1992 record9–3 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachMike Price (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorTed Williams (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Zimmer (4th season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 37,600)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 Washington + 6 2 0     9 3 0
No. 9 Stanford + 6 2 0     10 3 0
No. 15 Washington State 5 3 0     9 3 0
USC 5 3 0     6 5 1
Arizona 4 3 1     6 5 1
Arizona State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Oregon 4 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 5 0     6 5 0
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1992 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Mike Price, the Cougars were 8–3 in the regular season (5–3 in Pac-10, tied for third), won their bowl game, and outscored their opponents 337 to 281.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Drew Bledsoe with 3,246 passing yards, Shaumbe Wright-Fair with 1,331 rushing yards, and C. J. Davis with 1,024 receiving yards.[3]

Home games were played on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Washington State opened with six wins,[4] and were thirteenth in the AP poll, but then lost three of four prior to the Apple Cup.[5] A fourteen-point home underdog to fifth-ranked Washington,[6] the Cougars pulled off a classic blowout upset in the snow, scoring 29 unanswered points in the third quarter, and won 42–23 in the 20-year-old Bledsoe's last game at Martin Stadium.[7] WSU won the Copper Bowl by three over unranked Utah,[8][9][10][11] and climbed to fifteenth in the final rankings.[12]

Bledsoe opted not to play his senior season (1993) and was the first overall selection of the 1993 NFL Draft.[13][14][15]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 52:00 PMMontana*W 25–1321,068
September 123:30 PMat ArizonaPSNW 23–2039,112
September 267:00 PMat Fresno State*PSNW 39–3738,077
October 32:00 PMTemple*
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
W 51–1021,861
October 101:30 PMat Oregon StateW 35-1030,459
October 1712:30 PMUCLAdaggerNo. 22
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
ABCW 30–1732,208
October 2412:30 PMat No. 14 USCNo. 13ABCL 21–3154,038
October 312:00 PMOregonNo. 19
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
L 17–3425,450
November 72:00 PMArizona StateNo. 25
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
W 20–1815,441
November 143:30 PMat No. 15 StanfordNo. 21PSNL 3–4052,018
November 2112:30 PMNo. 5 Washington
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington - (Apple Cup)
ABCW 42–2337,600
December 295:00 PMvs. Utah*No. 18ESPNW 31–2840,867
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Roster[edit]

1992 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 75 Mike Bailey Jr
QB 11 Drew Bledsoe Jr
WR 2 Phillip Bobo Jr
TE 89 Brett Carolan Jr
WR 1 C.J. Davis Sr
G 61 Josh Dunning Jr
T 72 Jim Eucker Sr
T 74 Bob Garman Sr
WR 85 Albert Kennedy So
OL 64 Ron Lewis Jr
QB 13 Mike Pattinson Jr
T 77 Konrad Pimiskern Sr
WR 9 Deron Pointer Jr
WR 6 Calvin Schexnayder Sr
TE 84 Dustin Smith Sr
RB 5 Derek Sparks So
C 66 Robbie Tobeck Sr
T 78 Andy Tribble Sr
TE 98 Clarence Williams Sr
RB 32 Shaumbe Wright-Fair Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 57 Kevin Ashworth Sr
CB 27 Greg Burns So
LB 48 Lewis Bush Sr
LB 31 Ron Childs So
DT 90 Chad Eaton So
LB 29 Mark Fields So
DT 69 Brian Ford Jr
DT 97 Chris Frank Sr
DT 92 Ray Hall Jr
CB 24 Torey Hunter So
LB 19 Kurt Loertscher Sr
LB 41 Anthony McClanahan Jr
SS 8 Singor Mobley So
DE 86 DeWayne Patterson So
FS 10 John Rushing So
DE 99 Vince Saldivar Jr
DE 94 Don Sasa Jr
LB 46 Eric Thompson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 28 Steve Johnston Jr
K 12 Aaron Price Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt
Source:[16][17][18][19][20][21]

Season summary[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 234Total
Washington 0 7016 23
Washington St 6 0297 42
  • Date:
    November 21
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman
  • Game start:
    12:30 pm PST
  • Game attendance: 37,600
  • Game weather: 30 °F (−1 °C), snow
  • Television network: ABC
Source:[7]

The Snow Bowl

  • Bledsoe 18/28, 260 Yds
  • Wright-Fair 22 Rush, 193 Yds

NFL Draft[edit]

Three Cougars were selected in the 1993 NFL Draft; Bledsoe was the first overall selection.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Drew Bledsoe QB 1 1 New England Patriots
Lewis Bush LB 4 99 San Diego Chargers
Clarence Williams TE 7 169 Denver Broncos
Source:[13][14][15][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 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. ^ "1992 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Grummert, Dale (October 18, 1992). "Bearing down". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  5. ^ "Stanford 40, Washington St. 3". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). news service reports. November 15, 1992. p. 6E.
  6. ^ "The Latest Line". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 21, 1992. p. 6B.
  7. ^ a b "WSU pulls snow job on Huskies". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 22, 1992. p. 1E.
  8. ^ Cart, Julie (December 30, 1992). "Cougars outlast Utes for 31-28 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 2C.
  9. ^ Robinson, Doug (December 30, 1992). "Utes come close, 31-28, after furious rally". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D1.
  10. ^ Blanchette, John (December 30, 1992). "Bledsoe goes out like a pro". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  11. ^ Sullivan, Tim (December 30, 1992). "WSU wins wild Copper Bowl". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1B.
  12. ^ "WSU moves up to No. 15 in final poll". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 4, 1993. p. C2.
  13. ^ a b "Bledsoe dealt a Pats' hand". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 26, 1993. p. C1.
  14. ^ a b "Bledsoe to play 'Patriot Games'". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. April 26, 1993. p. 1B.
  15. ^ a b Withers, Bud (April 26, 1993). "Drew knew he'd be No. 1". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). p. 1B.
  16. ^ "Montana at Washington St". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (probable starters). September 5, 1992. p. 5B.
  17. ^ "Temple at Washington St". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (probable starters). October 3, 1992. p. 6B.
  18. ^ "Washington St. at Oregon St". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (probable starters). October 10, 1992. p. 3B.
  19. ^ "Oregon at Washington St". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (probable starters). October 31, 1992. p. 5B.
  20. ^ "When WSU has the ball". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). November 21, 1992. p. 5D.
  21. ^ "Washington State University roster". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 21, 1992. p. C6.
  22. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1993.htm