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1974 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1974 record2–9 (1–6 Pac-8)
Head coachJim Sweeney (7th season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     10 1 1
Stanford 5 1 1     5 4 2
California 4 2 1     7 3 1
UCLA 4 2 1     6 3 2
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 3 4 0     3 8 0
Washington State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 14Kansas*L 7–14
September 21Idaho*W 17–10
September 28at No. 18 Illinois*L 19–21
October 5No. 1 Ohio State*L 7–42
October 12No. 7 USC
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 7–54
October 19at UCLAL 13–17
October 26Stanford
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 18–20
November 2at OregonW 21–16
November 9Oregon Statedagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 3–17
November 16at No. 19 CaliforniaL 33–37
November 23Washington
L 17–24
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP poll

Source:[4]

NFL DraftEdit

Three Cougars were selected in the 1975 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Andrew Jones RB 3 60 New Orleans
Geoff Reece C 3 61 Los Angeles Rams
Joe Danelo PK 10 257 Miami Dolphins
Source:[5][6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

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