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2019 Washington State Cougars football team

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.

2019 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State Cougars wordmark.svg
ConferencePac–12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2019 record4–5 (1–5 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. 6 Oregon x   6 0         8 1  
Oregon State   3 3         4 5  
Washington   3 4         6 4  
Stanford   3 4         4 5  
California   2 4         5 4  
Washington State   1 5         4 5  
South Division
No. 7 Utah   5 1         8 1  
USC   5 2         6 4  
UCLA   4 2         4 5  
Arizona State   2 4         5 4  
Arizona   2 4         4 5  
Colorado   2 5         4 6  
Championship: December 6, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 15, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

Previous seasonEdit

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]

PreseasonEdit

Pac-12 media daysEdit

Pac-12 media pollsEdit

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]

ScheduleEdit

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.Colorado 
  • 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
P12N
November 236:00 p.m.Oregon State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12N
November 291:00 p.m.at WashingtonFOX
Schedule Source:[6]

RankingsEdit

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  
Coaches 21 21 20 19 RV RV RV NR NR NR  
CFP Not released Not released

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Staff for the 2019 season.[7]

Name Position Season
Mike Leach Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator 8th
Darcel McBath/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

RosterEdit

2019 Washington State football roster

Quarterbacks

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

Running Back

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

Fullbacks

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

Wide Receivers

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

Offensive Linemen

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

Defensive Linemen

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

Punters

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

Linebackers

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

Defensive Backs

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

Placekickers

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

Long Snappers

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

Source:[8]

Game summariesEdit

New Mexico StateEdit

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 ColoradoEdit

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. HoustonEdit

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

UCLAEdit

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 UtahEdit

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 StateEdit

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

ColoradoEdit

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 OregonEdit

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 CaliforniaEdit

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

StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0
Cougars 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–40–1 2018 W, 41–38

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0
Cougars 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–47–3 2018 W, 56–37

at WashingtonEdit

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

AwardsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.