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2005 Washington State Cougars football team

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.

2005 Washington State Cougars football
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ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2005 record4–7 (1–7 Pac-10)
Head coachBill Doba (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Levenseller (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorRobb Akey (3rd season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 35,117)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 USC † $   8 0         12 1  
No. 13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
No. 16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
No. 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

SeasonEdit

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.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 pmIdaho*FSNNWW 38–2628,339
September 97:00 pmat Nevada*ESPNW 55–2717,552
September 174:00 pmGrambling State*
W 48–751,486
October 11:00 pmat Oregon StateL 33–4442,908
October 82:00 pmStanford
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
L 21–2433,442
October 153:30 pmNo. 11 UCLA 
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNL 41–44 OT35,117
October 227:15 pmat No. 25 CaliforniaFSNL 38–4252,569
October 2912:30 pmat No. 1 USCABCL 13–5592,021
November 52:00 pmArizona State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
L 24–2731,054
November 127:15 pmNo. 11 Oregon
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNNWL 31–3427,595
November 1912:15 pmat WashingtonFSNW 26–2270,713
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 10 367 26
Washington 7 078 22

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