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2001 Washington State Cougars football team

The 2001 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by thirteenth-year head coach Mike Price and played its home games on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.

2001 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 33–27 vs. Purdue
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 10
2001 record10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachMike Price (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Levenseller
(1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Doba (8th season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 37,600)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Oregon $   7 1         11 1  
No. 10 Washington State   6 2         10 2  
No. 16 Stanford   6 2         9 3  
No. 19 Washington   6 2         8 4  
USC   5 3         6 6  
UCLA   4 4         7 4  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         5 6  
Arizona State   1 7         4 7  
California   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Opening with seven straight wins,[1] WSU was 9–2 in the regular season and 6–2 in the Pac-10, tied for second.[2] Invited to the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve,[3] the Cougars defeated Purdue for their tenth win,[4] and were tenth in the final rankings.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 PMIdaho*FSNNWW 36–731,097
September 85:00 PMat Boise State*W 41–2027,697
September 222:00 PMCalifornia
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
W 51–2021,534
September 297:00 PMat ArizonaW 48–2142,729
October 62:00 PMOregon State 
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNNWW 34–2735,283
October 132:00 PMat No. 23 StanfordW 45–3940,950
October 187:00 PMMontana State*No. 19
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNNWW 53–2814,325
October 274:00 PMNo. 11 OregonNo. 14
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
ABCL 17–2434,150
November 33:30 PMNo. 9 UCLANo. 16
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNW 20–1433,462
November 103:30 PMat Arizona StateNo. 11FSNW 28–1647,229
November 1712:30 PMat No. 16 WashingtonNo. 9ABCL 14–2674,442
December 3111:30 AMvs. Purdue*No. 13CBSW 33–2747,812
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

IdahoEdit

1 234Total
Idaho 0 007 7
• Washington State 3 17160 36

[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Game facts". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 27, 2001. p. 4D.
  2. ^ "Washington tops Cougars, 24-16". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 18, 2001. p. 4F.
  3. ^ Grummert, Dale (December 31, 2001). "Cougars ready to indulge". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Strickland, Carter (January 1, 2002). "Worth shouting about". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  5. ^ "Washington State vs. Idaho". USA Today. August 30, 2001. Retrieved December 28, 2014.

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