1958 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1958 record7–3 (6–2 PCC)
Head coachJim Sutherland (3rd season)
Home stadiumRogers Field,
Memorial Stadium (Spokane)
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 California 6 1 0     7 4 0
Washington State 6 2 0     7 3 0
USC 4 2 1     4 5 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 4 4 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 1     3 6 1
Stanford 2 5 0     2 8 0
Washington 1 6 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 3 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State College in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Sutherland, the Cougars compiled a 7–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 199 to 117.[1][2] In the final year of the PCC, Washington State was 6–2 in league play, runner-up to California.[3]

The Cougars' statistical leaders included Dave Wilson with 641 passing yards, Chuck Morrell with 571 rushing yards, and Gail Cogdill with 479 receiving yards.[4]

Hopeful for a bowl game bid,[5] a waiver from the other PCC members was required, as the conference allowed only the Rose Bowl bid.[6][7][8] USC and UCLA voted against it, ending the Cougars' season.[9][10][11]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 10StanfordW 40–620,750
September 27at Northwestern*No. 10L 28–2927,500
October 4at CaliforniaL 14–3425,000
October 111:30 pmat IdahoW 8–015,000
October 18at No. 14 OregonW 6–018,500
October 25USCL 6–1422,500
November 1at UCLAW 38–2025,090
November 8Oregon State
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, Washington
W 7–017,500
November 15Pacific*W 34–021,500
November 22Washington
W 18–1424,250
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1958 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1958-schedule.html. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  2. "2016 Media Guide". Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/wsu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  3. Missildine, Harry (November 24, 1958). "Deuces win Cal Rose Bowl trip". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_TFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Z-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4410%2C3106439.
  4. "1958 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1958.html. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  5. Johnson, Bob (November 24, 1958). "Cougars are considered for two bowl contests". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 16. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dEBYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B_cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7012%2C5478548.
  6. "WSC requests PCC to ballot". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 32. November 25, 1958. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dUBYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B_cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6857%2C5890129.
  7. "Cougarville waits for word on bowl-permission ballot". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 28. November 26, 1958. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_zFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Z-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6954%2C3696665.
  8. "Anxious WSC awaits vote". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 37. November 26, 1958. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dkBYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B_cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4205%2C6105701.
  9. "WSC fails to obtain OK". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1D. November 27, 1958. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DvJVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=deIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6596%2C4743120.
  10. "Bowl veto stuns Cougars and fans". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 37. November 27, 1958. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=d0BYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B_cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5868%2C6446177.
  11. Missildine, Harry (November 27, 1958). "Smoglanders sabotage WSC bowl trip". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 18. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ADJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Z-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7038%2C3815611.
  12. 2015 Washington State football media guide Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.. Retrieved 2016-Mar-30.
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