|1974 Washington State Cougars football|
|1974 record||2–9 (1–6 Pac-8)|
|Head coach||Jim Sweeney (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Martin Stadium,|
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
|1974 Pacific-8 football standings|
|#2 USC †||6||–||0||–||1||10||–||1||–||1|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1974 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jim Sweeney, the Cougars compiled a 2–9 record (1–6 in Pac-8, seventh), and were outscored by their opponents 272 to 162.
The team's statistical leaders included John Hopkins with 522 passing yards, Ron Cheatham with 616 rushing yards, and Carl Barschig with 423 receiving yards.
|September 14||Kansas*||L 7–14|
|September 21||Idaho*||W 17–10|
|September 28||at No. 18 Illinois*||L 19–21|
|October 5||No. 1 Ohio State*||L 7–42|
|October 12||No. 7 USC||L 7–54|
|October 19||at UCLA||L 13–17|
|October 26||Stanford||L 18–20|
|November 2||at Oregon||W 21–16|
|November 9||Oregon State||L 3–17|
|November 16||at No. 19 California||L 33–37|
|November 23||Washington||L 17–24|
Three Cougars were selected in the 1975 NFL Draft
|Andrew Jones||RB||3||60||New Orleans|
|Geoff Reece||C||3||61||Los Angeles Rams|
|Joe Danelo||PK||10||257||Miami Dolphins|
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- "Jones, Reece picked in pro draft". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. January 29, 1975. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UK5fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2jIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5022%2C7207042.
- "Miami tabs Danelo today; he's 3rd Cougar drafted". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. January 29, 1975. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=V-BYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ofgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1770%2C3884778.
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