2002 Washington State Cougars football team

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2002 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Pac-10 Co-Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Oklahoma, L, 14–34
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
2002 record 10–3 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Price
Defensive coordinator Bill Doba
Captain Jason Gesser
Captain Curtis Nettles
Captain Marcus Trufant
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 37,600)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Washington State $+   7 1         10 3  
#4 USC  %+   7 1         11 2  
Arizona State   5 3         8 6  
UCLA   4 4         8 5  
Oregon State   4 4         8 5  
California   4 4         7 5  
Washington   4 4         7 6  
Oregon   3 5         7 6  
Arizona   1 7         4 8  
Stanford   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the college football season of 2002–2003. The team was led by fourteenth-year head coach Mike Price, and played its home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 12:00 PM Nevada* No. 12 Seahawks StadiumSeattle (Cougar Gridiron Classic) W 31–7   63,588
September 7 3:00 PM Idaho* No. 11 Martin StadiumPullman, Washington W 49–14   30,110
September 14 12:30 PM at No. 6 Ohio State* No. 10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ABC L 7–25   104,553
September 21 2:00 PM Montana State* No. 16 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington W 45–28   23,713
September 28 2:00 PM at California No. 16 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 48–38   29,297
October 5 4:00 PM No. 18 USCdagger No. 17 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington TBS W 30–27 OT  36,861
October 12 2:00 PM at Stanford No. 12 Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 36–11   30,750
October 26 7:00 PM at Arizona No. 9 Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona FSN W 21–13   46,462
November 2 12:30 PM No. 16 Arizona State No. 8 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington ABC W 44–22   37,444
November 9 12:30 PM No. 15 Oregon No. 5 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington ABC W 32–21   37,600
November 23 3:30 PM Washington No. 3 Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington (95th Apple Cup) FSN L 26–29 3OT  37,600
December 7 1:30 PM at UCLA No. 7 Rose BowlPasadena, California ABC W 48–27   56,335
January 1 2:00 PM vs. No. 8 Oklahoma No. 7 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California (Rose Bowl) ABC L 14–34   86,848
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Pacific Time.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Mike Price
  • Assistants: Robb Akey, Chris Ball, Bob Connelly, Bill Doba, Kasey Dunn, Mike Levenseller, Robin Pflugrad, Aaron Price, Mike Walker

[1]

Game summaries[edit]

USC[edit]

#20 USC at #17 Washington State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
USC 7 0 7 13 0 27
Washington St 10 0 7 10 3 30
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington
  • Television network: TBS

Washington State's first win versus USC at home since 1986.[2]

2002 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Washington State Cougars football information guide.
  2. ^ USA Today. Retrieved April 24, 2013.