1994 Washington State Cougars football team

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1994 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 10–3 vs. Baylor
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 21
1994 record8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachMike Price (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorJohn McDonell (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Doba (1st season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 37,600)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 Oregon $ 7 1 0     9 4 0
No. 13 USC 6 2 0     8 3 1
No. 20 Arizona 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 21 Washington State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Washington 4 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 3 5 0     5 6 0
California 3 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     4 7 0
Stanford 2 6 0     3 7 1
Arizona State 2 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Mike Price, the Cougars compiled an 7–4 regular season record (5–3 in Pac-10, fourth), and outscored their opponents 192 to 136.[1][2] The preseason media poll had picked WSU to finish last in the conference.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included Chad Davis with 2,299 passing yards, Frank Madu with 494 rushing yards, and Albert Kennedy with 551 receiving yards.[4]

Home games were played on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman. The Cougars hosted and won the Apple Cup, (their second straight victory over the Huskies on the Palouse),[5][6] and went to the second Alamo Bowl; they defeated Baylor for their eighth win,[7] and were 21st in the final AP poll.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 15:30 PMvs. No. 21 Illinois*W 10–939,472
September 102:00 PMFresno State*W 24–324,107
September 243:30 PMat No. 18 UCLANo. 22PSNW 21–042,877
October 11:00 PMat Tennessee*No. 17L 9–1095,556
October 82:00 PMOregonNo. 22
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
W 21–737,600
October 153:30 PMNo. 14 ArizonadaggerNo. 20
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
PSNL 7–1037,600
October 227:00 PMat Arizona StateNo. 23PSNW 28–2146,494
October 293:30 PMat CaliforniaNo. 22W 26–2334,000
November 512:30 PMNo. 22 USCNo. 16
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
ABCL 10–2336,686
November 121:00 PMat Oregon StateNo. 24L 3–2126,438
November 193:30 PMNo. 18 Washington
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington (Apple Cup)
PSNW 23–630,395
December 315:00 PMvs. Baylor*No. 24ESPNW 10–344,106
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time
Source:[8]

Roster[edit]

1994 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 17 Chad Carpenter So
QB 16 Derek Chapman
QB 12 Chad Davis So
QB 15 Shawn Deeds Jr
QB 2 Chad DeGrenier Sr
WR 1 Jay Dumas Jr
RB 23 Kevin Hicks Sr
WR 85 Albert Kennedy Sr
TE 98 David Knuff So
G 75 Ron Lewis Sr
RB 4 Frank Madu Jr
C 68 Marc McCloskey Jr
TE 89 Eric Moore Jr
G 50 Paul Reed Sr
T 70 Clay Reis Sr
T 72 Scott Sanderson So
G 79 John Scukanec Jr
RB 5 Derek Sparks Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 27 Greg Burns Injured Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 31 Ron Childs Sr
DT 90 Chad Eaton Sr
LB 29 Mark Fields Sr
LB 22 Chris Hayes Jr
CB 24 Torey Hunter Sr
CB 2 Ray Jackson So
SS 8 Singor Mobley Sr
DE 86 DeWayne Patterson Sr
DB 10 John Rushing Sr
DE 92 Dwayne Sanders Jr
DE 94 Don Sasa Sr
CB 6 Brian Walker Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 26 George Martin Jr
K 47 Tony Truant So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt
Source:[3][9][10][11][12]

Game summaries[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
32–34–7 1993 L 23–46

Washington[edit]

1 234Total
Washington 6 000 6
Washington State 7 1420 23
Source:[5][6]
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–55–6 1993 L 3–26

Alamo Bowl[edit]

1 234Total
Baylor 0 030 3
Washington State 7 300 10
  • Date: December 31
  • Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
  • Game start: 7:00 pm CST
  • Game attendance: 44,106
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: ESPN
Source:[7]
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 1967 L 7–10

NFL Draft[edit]

Four Cougars were selected in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Mark Fields LB 1 13 New Orleans Saints
Don Sasa DT 3 93 San Diego Chargers
Torey Hunter DB 3 95 Houston Oilers
Chad Eaton DL 7 241 Arizona Cardinals
Source:[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994 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. ^ a b Miedema, Laurence (August 29, 1994). "Cougars motivated by lack of respect". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 46.
  4. ^ "1994 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Grummert, Dale (November 20, 1994). "Plowed under". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  6. ^ a b "Cougs bust out against Huskies". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 20, 1994. p. 16C.
  7. ^ a b "Cougs win Alamo Bowl with defense". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 1, 1995. p. 3F.
  8. ^ 2012 Washington State football record book
  9. ^ "Washington St. at Illinois". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). (probable starters). August 31, 1994. p. 3B.
  10. ^ "Oregon at Washington St". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (probable starters). October 8, 1994. p. 4B.
  11. ^ "Matchups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 8, 1994. p. 4B.
  12. ^ "Washington St. at California". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (probable starters). October 29, 1994. p. 6B.
  13. ^ Grummert, Dale (April 23, 1995). "Saints take Fields". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1D.
  14. ^ Miedema, Laurence (April 25, 1995). "Fields goes in the first round". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1C.