2005 Washington State Cougars football team

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2005 Washington State Cougars football
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Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2005 record 4–7 (1–7 Pac-10)
Head coach Bill Doba (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Levenseller (5th year)
Defensive coordinator Robb Akey (3rd year)
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 35,117)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 USC * $   8 0         12 1  
#13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
#16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
#25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – USC later vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by third-year head coach Bill Doba, and played its home games at on campus Martin Stadium in Pullman, with one at Qwest Field in Seattle.

Season[edit]

Washington State was picked fifth in the pre-season Pac-10 conference poll. They were even classified by some[who?] as a sleeper pick for the national championship, with Alex Brink at the helm. They started out the season 3–0, with blow-out wins over their opponents. Against Oregon State, Brink passed for over 500 yards, but his team still lost. The team lost their next three games, to Stanford, UCLA, and Cal, by a combined 10 points. The Cougars had an inability to close out football games, and that cost them.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 pm Idaho* Martin StadiumPullman, WA (Battle of the Palouse) FSNNW W 38–26   28,339
September 9 7:00 pm at Nevada* Mackay StadiumReno, NV ESPN W 55–27   17,552
September 17 4:00 pm Grambling State* Qwest FieldSeattle, WA (Cougar Gridiron Classic) W 48–7   51,486
October 1 1:00 pm at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR L 33–44   42,908
October 8 2:00 pm Stanford Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 21–24   33,442
October 15 3:30 pm No. 11 UCLAdagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FSN L 41–44 OT  35,117
October 22 7:15 pm at No. 25 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FSN L 38–42   52,569
October 29 12:30 pm at No. 1 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 13–55   92,021
November 5 2:00 pm Arizona State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 24–27   31,054
November 12 7:15 pm No. 11 Oregon Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FSNNW L 31–34   27,595
November 19 12:15 pm at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA (Apple Cup) FSN W 26–22   70,713
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 10 3 6 7 26
Washington 7 0 7 8 22

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