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2007 Washington State Cougars football team

The 2007 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by fifth-year head coach Bill Doba and played its home games on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman, with one at Qwest Field in Seattle.

2007 Washington State Cougars football
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ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2007 record5–7 (3–6 Pac-10)
Head coachBill Doba (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Levenseller (7th season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Doba (10th season)
CaptainHusain Abdullah
CaptainAlex Brink
CaptainMichael Bumpus
CaptainGreg Trent
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 35,117)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 USC +   7 2         11 2  
No. 16 Arizona State +   7 2         10 3  
No. 25 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
No. 23 Oregon   5 4         9 4  
UCLA   5 4         6 7  
Arizona   4 5         5 7  
California   3 6         7 6  
Washington State   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   3 6         4 8  
Washington   2 7         4 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Apple Cup was played a week later than normal to allow for both Washington and Washington State to have a bye, as neither had one in 2006. This marked the first time the Apple Cup has been played after Thanksgiving since 1978.[1]

Three days after leading the Cougars to a 42–35 victory in the Apple Cup, head coach Bill Doba was fired on November 26.[2] Doba posted a 30–29 record during his 5 seasons as head coach; and led the Cougars to only 1 bowl game, a 28–20 victory over Texas in the Holiday Bowl in his first season.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 112:30 PMat No. 7 Wisconsin*ABCL 21–4281,547
September 84:00 PMSan Diego State*
W 45–1746,290
September 157:00 PMIdaho*FSNNWW 45–2832,064
September 225:00 PMat No. 1 USCABCL 14–4786,876
September 297:00 PMat ArizonaFSNNWL 20–4850,945
October 61:00 PMNo. 18 Arizona State 
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNL 20–2335,117
October 1312:30 PMat No. 8 OregonL 7–5358,749
October 273:30 PMUCLA
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNW 27–731,027
November 37:00 PMat CaliforniaFSNL 17–2055,711
November 103:30 PMStanford
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNNWW 33–1731,110
November 173:30 PMOregon State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
FSNNWL 17–5222,660
November 244:00 PMat Washington
FSNW 42–3572,888

PersonnelEdit

2007 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
  Jeshua Anderson
QB Alex Brink
  Michael Bumpus
TE Devin Frischknecht
WR Brandon Gibson
RB Chris Ivory
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
  Alfonso Jackson
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Romeen Abdollmohammadi
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 14 070 21
Wisconsin 14 14014 42

San Diego StateEdit

1 234Total
San Diego St 10 007 17
Washington State 10 14147 45

IdahoEdit

1 234Total
Idaho 14 770 28
Washington State 7 2477 45

USCEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 7 070 14
USC 14 13137 47

ArizonaEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 7 670 20
• Arizona 10 101414 48

Arizona StateEdit

1 234Total
Arizona State 0 7133 23
Washington State 0 1073 20
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

OregonEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 0 070 7
Oregon 17 23103 53

UCLAEdit

1 234Total
UCLA 7 000 7
Washington State 10 0314 27
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

CaliforniaEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 0 0611 17
California 7 337 20

StanfordEdit

1 234Total
Stanford 0 0170 17
Washington State 3 71013 33
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

Oregon StateEdit

1 234Total
Oregon State 21 10714 52
Washington State 0 377 17
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

WashingtonEdit

Washington State Cougars (4–7) at Washington Huskies (4–7)
1 2 34Total
Washington St 7 14 71442
Washington 10 10 8735

at Husky StadiumSeattle, Washington

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy • 45 °F (7 °C) • Wind —
  • Game attendance: 72,888
  • Referee: Jack Wood
  • Box Score

100th Apple Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cougars Finalize 2007 Schedule; Apple Cup Played Thanksgiving Weekend :: Apple Cup to be played after Thanksgiving for first time since 1978 season". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-03-04.
  2. ^ Cougars | WSU fires head coach Doba | Seattle Times Newspaper

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