2015 Washington State Cougars football team

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2015 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State Cougars wordmark.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 20–14 vs. Miami (FL)
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2015 record9–4 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coachMike Leach (4th season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorAlex Grinch (1st season)
Base defense3–4 multiple
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 32,952)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by fourth-year head coach Mike Leach and played their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–3 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the North Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they defeated the Miami Hurricanes.

Previous season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 511:00 AMPortland State*P12NL 17–2424,302
September 1212:30 PMat Rutgers*ESPNUW 37–3446,536
September 195:30 PMWyoming*
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 31–1431,105
October 31:00 PMat No. 24 CaliforniaP12NL 28–3442,042
October 103:00 PMat OregonP12NW 45–38 2OT57,775
October 171:00 PMOregon Statedagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 52–3132,952
October 241:00 PMat ArizonaP12NW 45–4247,847
October 317:30 PMNo. 8 Stanford
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPNL 28–3030,012
November 712:30 PMArizona State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
FS1W 38–2432,952
November 147:45 PMat No. 18 UCLAESPNW 31–2776,255
November 217:45 PMColoradoNo. 24
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPN2W 27–325,121
November 2712:30 PMat WashingtonNo. 20FOXL 10–4570,438
December 2611:00 AMvs. Miami (FL)*CBSW 20–1441,180
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV 24 20 RV RV RV 
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 20 RV RV RV 
CFP Not released NR NR NR 20 NR NR Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 10 14 24
Cougars 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2014 WAZZU, 59–21

@ Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 6 7 17 37
Scarlet Knights 0 6 6 22 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2014 RU, 41–38

Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 14 0 0 0 14
Cougars 7 14 0 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 1990 WY, 34–13

@ California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 14 7 0 28
#24 Golden Bears 7 6 21 0 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–45–5 2014 CAL, 60–59

@ Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Cougars 7 7 7 1077 45
Ducks 10 7 7 770 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–47–7 2014 ORE, 38–31

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 14 0 14 31
Cougars 14 31 0 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
49–47–3 2014 WAZZU, 39–32

@ Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 14 17 7 7 45
Wildcats 0 21 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–26 2014 ARIZ, 59–37

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Cardinal 3 0 17 10 30
Cougars 3 9 10 6 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–39–1 2014 STAN, 34–17

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 14 0 7 3 24
Cougars 0 10 7 21 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–26–2 2014 ASU, 52–31

@ UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 7 7 10 31
#18 Bruins 6 10 0 11 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–39–1 2012 UCLA, 44–36

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 0 3 0 3
#24 Cougars 7 7 3 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2012 COLO, 35–34

@ Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Cougars 3 0 7 0 10
Huskies 7 10 7 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–69–6 2014 WASH, 31–13

vs. Miami (FL)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 0 0 7 14
Cougars 7 13 0 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

2015 Coaching staff[edit]

  • Mike Leach - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Mastro - Running Backs
  • David Yost - Inside Receivers
  • Graham Harrell - Outside Receivers
  • Clay McGuire - Offensive Line
  • Joe Salave'a - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line
  • David Lose - Defensive Quality Control
  • Alex Grinch - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Ken Wilson - Linebackers
  • Roy Manning - Outside Linebackers
  • Brian Odom - Defensive Quality Control
  • Eric Mele - Special Teams
  • Dave Emerick - Chief of Staff
  • Antonio Huffman - Director of Football Operations
  • Jason Loscalzo - Strength and Conditioning

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSU Football Coaching Staff". wsucougars.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.