2019 Washington State Cougars football team

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2019 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State Cougars wordmark.svg
ConferencePac–12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2019 record6–6 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coachMike Leach (8th season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorTracy Claeys (2nd season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 32,952)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 13 Oregon xy   8 1         10 2  
California   4 5         7 5  
Washington   4 5         7 5  
Oregon State   4 5         5 7  
Washington State   3 6         6 6  
Stanford   3 6         4 8  
South Division
No. 5 Utah xy   8 1         11 1  
No. 22 USC   7 2         8 4  
Arizona State   4 5         7 5  
UCLA   4 5         4 8  
Colorado   3 6         5 7  
Arizona   2 7         4 8  
Championship: Oregon vs. Utah
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of December 6, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 Washington State Cougars football team represents Washington State University during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team plays their home games in Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They are led by 8th-year head coach Mike Leach and are members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The 2018 season was one of the greatest in Washington State history. Despite being predicted to finish fifth place in the Pac-12 North division by the Pac-12 media poll,[1] the Cougars won a school record-tying ten games,[2] the first time they had won that many in the regular season since the Rose Bowl year of 2002. They also surged as high as seventh in major polling and went into the Apple Cup with a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North title and a shot at the Rose Bowl,[3] but lost 28–15 to rival Washington in the snow in Pullman, a sixth consecutive loss to the Huskies.[4] The 10–2 Cougars were invited to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio to play the Iowa State Cyclones. They won 28–26 for a school record 11th win.[2]

Preseason[edit]

Pac-12 media days[edit]

Pac-12 media polls[edit]

In the Pac-12 preseason media poll, Washington State was voted to finish in fourth place in the North Division and fifth place in the Pac-12 Championship.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.New Mexico State*No. 23P12NW 58–727,228
September 72:00 p.m.Northern Colorado*No. 22
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 59–1727,585
September 136:15 p.m.vs. Houston*No. 20ESPNW 31–2440,523
September 217:30 p.m.UCLANo. 19
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPNL 63–6732,952
September 287:00 p.m.at No. 19 UtahFS1L 13–3846,115
October 1212:30 p.m.at No. 18 Arizona StateP12NL 34–3848,536
October 194:00 p.m.Coloradodagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPNUW 41–1028,514
October 267:30 p.m.at No. 11 OregonESPNL 35–3759,361
November 94:00 p.m.at CaliforniaP12NL 20–3339,168
November 161:30 p.m.Stanford
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 49–2232,952
November 236:00 p.m.Oregon State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 54–5322,016
November 291:00 p.m.at WashingtonFOXL 13–3170,931
Schedule Source:[6]

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 15 Final 
AP 23 22 20 19 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches 21 21 20 19 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released NR NR NR Not released

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Staff for the 2019 season.[7]

Name Position Season
Mike Leach Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator 8th
Darcel McBath and Roc Bellantoni Co-Defensive Coordinators 1st
Ken Wilson Linebackers 5th
Kendrick Shaver Safeties 1st
Steve Spurrier Jr. Outside Receivers 1st
Dave Nichol Inside Receivers 2nd
Mason Miller Offensive Line 1st
Jeff Phelps Defensive Line 2nd
Matt Brock Outside Linebackers 1st
Eric Mele Running backs 3rd
Dave Emerick Chief of Staff 6th
Antonio Huffman Director of Football Operations 6th
Tyson Brown Strength and Conditioning 1st
Price Ferguson Offensive Quality Control 3rd
Darcel McBath Defensive backs 2nd

Roster[edit]

2019 Washington State football roster

Quarterbacks

  •  2 Cammon Cooper – Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 205)
  • 10 Trey Tinsley – Redshirt Senior (6'3, 215)
  • 11 John Bledsoe – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 220)
  • 18 Anthony GordonRedshirt Senior (6'3, 200)
  •  - Gunner Cruz – Freshman (6'5, 230)
  •  - Gage GubrudRedshirt Senior (6'2, 205)

Running Back

  • 21 Max Borghi – Sophomore (5'10, 195)
  • 31 Dominic Tominiko – Redshirt Freshman (5'9, 243)

Fullbacks

  • 39 Clay Markoff – Redshirt Freshman (5'9, 235)

Wide Receivers

  •  1 Davontavean Martin – Junior (6'3, 185)
  •  5 Travell Harris – Redshirt Sophomore (5'9, 180)
  •  6 Jamire Calvin – Junior (5'10, 160)
  •  8 Easop Winston Jr. – Redshirt Senior (5'11, 190)
  • 12 Dezmon Patmon – Senior (6'4, 220)
  • 19 Brandon Arconado – Redshirt Senior (6'0, 190)
  • 80 Hayden Harvey – Redshirt Sophomore (6’2, 165)
  • 81 Renard Bell – Redshirt Junior (5'8, 162)
  • 82 Lucas Bacon – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 205)
  • 83 Brandon Gray – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 190)
  • 84 Kassidy Woods – Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 205)
  • 85 Calvin Jackson Jr. – Senior (5'10, 170)
  • 87 Nicky McManamon Jr. – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 175)
  • 88 Rodrick Fisher – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 195)
  • 89 Mitchell Quinn – Redshirt Freshman (5'11 160)
  •  - Billy Pospisil III – Freshman (5'10, 190)
 

Offensive Linemen

  • 55 Noah Osur-Myers – Redshirt Senior (6'4, 310)
  • 59 Brian Greene – Redshirt Sophomore(6’3, 305)
  • 61 Hunter Mayginnes – Redshirt Freshman (6’5, 320)
  • 63 Liam Ryan – Redshirt Junior (6’5, 295)
  • 65 Josh Watson – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 300)
  • 66 Jarrett Kingston – Redshirt Freshman (6’5, 260)
  • 67 Seth Yost – Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 300)
  • 69 Frederick Mauigoa – Senior (6'3, 305)
  • 70 Christian Haangana – Redshirt Junior (6’4, 345)
  • 72 Abraham Lucas – Redshirt Sophomore (6’7, 320)
  • 75 Cade Beresford – Redshirt Freshman (6’7, 275)
  • 78 Syr Riley – Redshirt Freshman (6’4, 365)
  • 79 Blake McDonald – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 330)

Defensive Linemen

  •  9 Lamonte McDougle – Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 305)
  • 30 Nnamdi Oguayo – Redshirt Senior (6’3, 252)
  • 55 Derek Moore – Senior (6’1, 250)
  • 64 Michael Van Beek – Redshirt Freshman (6’2, 285)
  • 73 Austin Martin – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 292)
  • 77 Beau Braden – Redshirt Freshman (6’4, 235)
  • 84 Jesus Echevarria – Redshirt Sophomore (6’2, 300)
  • 90 Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei – Senior (6’3, 265)
  • 92 Will Rogers III – Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 93 Christian Mejia – Redshirt Sophomore (6’3, 245)
  • 94 Brennan Jackson – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 235)
  • 95 Ahmir Crowder – Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 255)
  • 98 Dallas Hobbs – Redshirt Sophomore (6’6, 280)

Punters

  • 40 Blake Mazza – Redshirt Sophomore (5'9, 165)
  • 94 Oscar Draguicevich III – Redshirt Junior (5'11, 180)
 

Linebackers

  • 10 Ron Stone Jr. – Redshirt Freshman (6’3, 210)
  • 13 Jahad Woods – Redshirt Junior (6'0, 225)
  • 20 Dominick Silvels – Junior (6’3, 230)
  • 27 Willie Taylor III – Redshirt Sophomore (6’4, 235)
  • 37 Justus Rogers – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 230)
  • 41 Dillon Sherman – Redshirt Junior (6’2, 225)
  • 44 Tristan Brock – Redshirt Senior (6’0, 240)
  • 48 Isaiah Henderson-Brazie – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 230)
  • 50 Carson Block – Redshirt Senior (6’1, 235)
  • 51 Hank Pladson – Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 205)
  • 53 Ricky Baker – Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 221)
  • 58 Fa'Avae Fa'Avae – Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 225)
  • 59 Cole Dubots – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 210)
  •  - Rocky Katoanga – Freshman (6’2, 245)

Defensive Backs

  •  1 Tyrese Ross – Redshirt Freshman (6’1, 180)
  •  4 Marcus Strong – Senior (5’9, 185)
  • 18 George Hicks III – Junior (6’0, 190)
  • 21 William Overstreet – Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 180)
  • 25 Skyler Thomas – Redshirt Junior (5’9, 185)
  • 28 Chad Davis Jr. – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 200)
  • 32 Patrick Nunn – Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 205)
  • 34 Jalen Thompson – Senior (6'0, 190)
  • 35 Armani Marsh – Redshirt Sophomore (5’8, 175)
  • 36 Kedron Williams – Sophomore (6'0, 185)
  • 39 Damion Lee – Redshirt Sophomore (6’0, 195)
  • 42 Halid Djibril – Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 190)
  •  - Bryce Beekman – Redshirt Junior (6’2, 185)
  •  - Gatlin Grisso – Freshman (6’0, 190)
  •  - Daniel Isom – Redshirt Junior (5’11, 175)
  •  - Derrick Langford – Sophomore (6'2, 190)
  •  - Shahman Moore – Redshirt Junior (6’1, 165)

Placekickers

  • 27 Logan Prescott – Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 198)
  • 33 Jack Crane – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 190)
  • 96 Johan Zetterberg – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 205)

Long Snappers

  • 54 Tyler Williams – Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 195)

Source:[8]

Game summaries[edit]

New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 0 0 7
No. 23 Cougars 14 21 13 10 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 3 0 7 17
No. 22 Cougars 14 10 21 14 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

vs. Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Cougars 0 7 14 10 31
UH Cougars 0 14 0 10 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1988 W, 24–22

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 10 7 21 29 67
No. 19 Cougars 7 28 14 14 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–39–1 2016 W, 27–21

at Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 6 0 0 13
Utes 7 14 10 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–7 2018 W, 28–24

at Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 10 7 14 3 34
No. 18 Sun Devils 0 17 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–26–2 2017 W, 37–32

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 0 7 0 10
Cougars 21 3 7 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–6 2018 W, 31–7

at Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 3 14 3 15 35
No. 11 Ducks 9 8 7 13 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–49–7 2018 W, 34–20

at California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 5 6 3 6 20
Golden Bears 6 7 7 13 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–47–5 2018 W, 19–13

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 14 8 0 22
Cougars 13 9 10 17 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–40–1 2018 W, 41–38

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 17 0 29 53
Cougars 7 14 14 19 54
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–47–3 2018 W, 56–37

at Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 3 3 0 13
Huskies 7 14 7 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–73–6 2018 L, 28–15

Awards[edit]

Player Award Date
Anthony Gordon Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[9] September 3, 2019
Liam Ryan Pac-12 Offensive Line Player of the Week[9] September 3, 2019
Anthony Gordon Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[10] September 16, 2019
Anthony Gordon Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[11] November 18, 2019
Abe Lucas Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week[12] November 25, 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington picked as Pac-12 favorite in preseason media poll". July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.", USA Today, December 29, 2018, retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Stecker, Brent."WSU (No. 13) will play in Alamo Bowl after missing New Year's 6 cut", mynorthwest.com, December 2, 2018, retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Lawson, Theo."WSU football laments missed opportunities in Apple Cup loss", The Spokesman-Review, November 24, 2018, retrieved February 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Utah picked as Pac-12 favorite in preseason media poll". pac-12.com. July 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Lawson, Theo."Two bye weeks, six road games on the docket for Washington State football in 2019", December 4, 2018, retrieved February 15, 2019.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-08-10. Retrieved 2019-10-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "2019 Football Spring Roster", WSUCougars.com, March 14, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 1" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 3" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 12" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 13" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved November 25, 2019.