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1962 Washington State Cougars football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1962 record5–4–1 (1–1 AAWU. Big Six)
Head coachJim Sutherland (7th season)
Home stadiumRogers Field
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 USC 4 0 0     11 0 0
Washington 4 1 0     7 1 2
Washington State 1 1 0     5 4 1
Stanford 2 3 0     5 5 0
UCLA 1 3 0     4 6 0
California 0 4 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, Big Six) during the 1962 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jim Sutherland, the Cougars compiled a 5–4–1 record (1–1 against AAWU opponents), finished in third place in the AAWU, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 213 to 167.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dave Mathieson with 1,492 passing yards, George Reed with 503 rushing yards, and Hugh Campbell with 848 receiving yards.[3]

After three years as an independent, WSU was admitted to the conference in the summer of 1962;[4][5] due to advanced scheduling, they played few of the southern members (of California) per season until the late 1960s.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 22San Jose State*W 49–8 15,300
September 29at Wyoming*W 21–15 12,385
October 6at Arizona State*T 24–24 31,015
October 13StanfordW 21–6 17,000
October 20Indiana*
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
W 21–15 15,500
October 27at Pacific*L 12–13 11,050
November 3Oregon State*
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 12–18 16,500
November 10at Oregon*L 10–28 19,400
November 17at Idaho*W 22–14 11,500
November 24Washington
L 21–26 35,700
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1962 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB Reed, GeorgeGeorge Reed
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1962 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1962-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. "1962 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1962.html. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hewins, Jack (June 14, 1962). "Big 5 bid accepted by Washington State". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 16. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e6lWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6654%2C4495672.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Cougars admitted to athletic loop". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 39. June 14, 1962. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=czRYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S_cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5219%2C3522374.
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