1970 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1970 record1–10 (0–7 Pac-8)
Head coachJim Sweeney (3rd season)
Home stadiumJoe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Stanford 6 1 0     9 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 4 3 0     6 4 1
UCLA 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 4 3 0     6 5 0
#15 USC 3 4 0     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1970 college football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Sweeney, the Cougars compiled a 1–10 record (0–7 in Pac-8, last), and were outscored by their opponents 460 to 231.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Ty Paine with 1,581 passing yards, Bob Ewen with 667 rushing yards, and Ed Armstrong with 488 receiving yards.[3]

Due to the fire at Rogers Field in April,[4] all home games were played at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane in 1970 and 1971.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 12at Kansas*L 31–48 34,000
September 19vs. Idaho*W 44–16 27,200
September 26at Michigan State*L 14–28 64,053
October 3at OregonL 13–28 21,800
October 10at No. 14 Arizona State*L 30–37 46,098
October 17No. 9 Stanford
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 16–63 30,400
October 24at CaliforniaL 0–45 26,103
October 30at No. 19 UCLAL 9–54 30,029
November 7USC
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 33–70 14,500
November 14Oregon State
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 16–28 16,300
November 21Washington
L 25–43 33,200
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

For the first time in five years, no Cougars were selected in the 1971 NFL Draft.

References[edit | edit source]

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