|1927 Washington State Cougars football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1927 record||3–3–2 (1–3–1 PCC)|
|Head coach||Babe Hollingbery (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Rogers Field|
|1927 PCC football standings|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
The 1927 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State College during the 1927 college football season. Head coach Babe Hollingbery led the team to a 1–3–1 mark in the PCC and 3–3–2 overall.
During the Homecoming tie against Palouse neighbor Idaho on Friday, November 11, Governor Roland Hartley presented a cougar cub to the WSC students. The cub was originally to be called "Governor Hartley," in honor of its donor. The governor gracefully declined and suggested the name "Butch," in honor of senior quarterback Herbert "Butch" Meeker of Spokane.
|September 24||Mt. St. Charles||Home||6-6 T||3,000|
|October 1||College of Idaho||Home||53-0 W||4,000|
|October 8||Montana||Home||35-0 W||9,000|
|October 15||Gonzaga||Away||13-0 W||8,000|
|October 22||Washington||Away||0-14 L||32,000|
|October 29||Oregon State||Away||6-13 L||10,000|
|November 11||Idaho||Home||7-7 T||15,000|
|November 19||USC||Away||0-27 L||40,000|
- ↑ "2016 Media Guide". Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 74. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/wsu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- ↑ Hunter, Kenneth M. (November 12, 1927). "W.S.C. and Idaho battle to 7 to 7 tie in annual grid game at Pullman". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6U4pAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6467%2C2043328.
- ↑ Phillips, Bob (November 12, 1927). "Meeker's dashes hold Idaho team". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=d81XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6231%2C2428362.
- ↑ "Battle to 7-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 12. November 12, 1927. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SLBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1TIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2563%2C3436960.
- ↑ "Traditions". Washington State University Athletics. http://wsucougars.cstv.com/trads/butch-history.html. Retrieved 2008-03-12.