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1982 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1982 record3–7–1 (2–4–1 Pac-10)
Head coachJim Walden (5th season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA 5 1 1     10 1 1
#7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
#15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jim Walden, the Cougars compiled a 3–7–1 record (2–4–1 in Pac-10), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 255 to 170.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Clete Casper with 1,070 passing yards, Tim Harris with 684 rushing yards, and Mike Peterson with 440 receiving yards.[3]

The Cougars played two home games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane and four on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman; WSU did not play the USC Trojans this season. The finale was the Apple Cup, held in Pullman for the first time in 28 years;[4][5] With two wins in ten games, WSU was an 18-point home underdog and were down by ten points at the half. They took the lead in the third quarter and upset the fifth-ranked Washington Huskies, 24–20.[6][7][8]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11Idaho (Div I-AA)*W 34–1425,321
September 18Colorado*
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 0–1230,923
September 25at Minnesota*L 11–4150,653
October 2at Tennessee*L 3–1091,744
October 9Oregon StateT 14–1422,937
October 16at No. 12 UCLAL 17–4241,732
October 23Stanforddagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 26–3126,806
October 30Arizona
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 17–3427,412
November 6at OregonW 10–320,178
November 13at CaliforniaL 14–3434,060
November 20No. 5 Washington
W 24–2036,571
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[9]

StaffEdit

Head Coach: Jim Walden

Assistants: Jim Burrow, Dave Elliott, Jon Fabris, Gary Gagnon, Lindsay Hughes, Steve Morton, Melvin Sanders, Harold Wheeler, Del Wight, Ken Woody

Source:[9]

RosterEdit

1982 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 9 Casper, CleteClete Casper Sr
QB 12 Turner, RickyRicky Turner Jr
RB 43 Harris, TimTim Harris Sr
C 51 Sebahar, SteveSteve Sebahar Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 93 Millard, KeithKeith Millard Jr
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
Source:[10][11]

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Washington 7 10 3 0 20
Washington State 0 7 14 3 24

Source:[5][6][7][8]


NFL DraftEdit

Two Cougars were selected in the 1983 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Steve Sebahar C 11 285 Philadelphia Eagles
Clete Casper QB 12 311 Los Angeles Rams
Source:[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1982 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1982-schedule.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. "2016 Media Guide". Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 77. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/wsu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. "1982 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1982.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. Devlin, Vince (November 19, 1982). "Cougs: Thorn in Dawgs' paw?". Spokane Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 17. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gb8qAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6740%2C1513738.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Barrows, Bob (November 20, 1982). "So what if WSU is the underdog against the 5th-ranked Huskies?". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dahfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hTIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3336%2C1604774.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Barrows, Bob (November 21, 1982). "Cougars upset Huskies 24-20". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dqhfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hTIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4499%2C1891840.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "WSU changes Huskies' bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. wire services ((Oregon)): p. 3F. November 21, 1982. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fBVWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JuIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6661%2C5338696.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Wash. State ruins Huskies' title hopes". Gainesville Sun. Associated Press ((Florida)): p. 6C. November 21, 1982. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lrZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jekDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5207%2C1637457.
  9. 9.0 9.1 2009 Washington State football media guide
  10. "Probable starters". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 17. September 11, 1982. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WlVOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2u4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6417%2C4374484.
  11. "Probable starters". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 17. November 19, 1982. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gb8qAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4116%2C1512532.
  12. "Seahawks grab UI's Merriman; LA Rams select WSU's Casper". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C3. April 27, 1983. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YflLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pu4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5740%2C6274537.
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