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1988 Washington State Cougars football
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Aloha Bowl champion
Aloha Bowl, W 24–22 vs. Houston
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
1988 record9–3 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachDennis Erickson
(2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Bratkowski
(2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn L. Smith
(2nd season)
CaptainIvan Cook (DE)
CaptainTimm Rosenbach (QB)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 USC 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6 UCLA 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Washington State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 3 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington 3 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 6 0
Oregon State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Stanford 1 5 2     3 6 2
California 1 5 1     5 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Dennis Erickson, the Cougars compiled a 9–3 record (5–3 in Pac-10, tied for third), and outscored their opponents 415 to 303.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Timm Rosenbach with 3,097 passing yards, Steve Broussard with 1,280 rushing yards, and Tim Stallworth with 1,151 receiving yards.[3]

On October 29, Washington State beat No. 1 UCLA at the Rose Bowl, their first and only win ever over a No. 1 ranked team.[4]

Several months after this season, Erickson departed for Miami in early March 1989,[5][6][7] and Mike Price was hired a week later; a former Cougar player and assistant, he was previously the head coach for eight years in the Big Sky Conference at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. [8][9][10][11]

Quarterback Rosenbach opted not to stay as a fifth-year senior in 1989 and announced his intent to turn professional in April.[12][13] He entered the NFL's supplemental draft, and was selected in July with the second pick by the recently relocated Phoenix Cardinals.[14][15][16]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 3at Illinois*W 44–754,458
September 10at Minnesota*W 41–940,071
September 17OregonL 28–4330,263
October 1at Tennessee*W 52–2492,276
October 8CaliforniadaggerNo. 18
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 44–1327,077
October 15at ArizonaL 28–4548,287
October 22Arizona State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 28–3133,170
October 29at No. 1 UCLAW 34–3051,970
November 5at StanfordW 24–2136,500
November 12Oregon StateNo. 20
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 36–2719,702
November 19WashingtonNo. 19
W 32–3140,000
December 25vs. No. 14 Houston*No. 18W 24–2235,132
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[17]

RosterEdit

1988 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 3 Rosenbach, TimmTimm Rosenbach (C) Jr
QB 9 Garcia, AaronAaron Garcia 10px Fr
QB 12 Gossen, BradBrad Gossen So
RB 31 Broussard, SteveSteve Broussard Jr
C 56 Wulff, PaulPaul Wulff Jr
G 60 Utley, MikeMike Utley Sr
T 68 Dyko, ChrisChris Dyko Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 19 Holmes, ArtieArtie Holmes Sr
DE 76 Cook, IvanIvan Cook (C) Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 4 Hanson, JasonJason Hanson Fr
P 45 Myers, RobRob Myers Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Bob Bratkowski – OC
  • John L. Smith – DC

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt
Source:[17]

Season summaryEdit

IllinoisEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Wash St 7 16 14 7 44
Illinois 0 7 0 0 7


NFL DraftEdit

Three Cougars were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft, held April 23–24.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Mike Utley G 3 59 Detroit Lions
Chris Dyko T 8 221 Chicago Bears
Artie Holmes DB 11 293 New York Jets
Source:[19][20]

The supplemental draft was held on July 7.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Timm Rosenbach QB 1 2 Phoenix Cardinals
Source:[12][13][14][15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1988 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1988-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. "1988 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1988.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. "Bruins derailed by Cougs". Eugene Register-Guard. news service reports ((Oregon)): p. 1C. October 30, 1988. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_vJVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=luEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6312%2C7659231.
  5. Bergum, Steve (March 6, 1989). "Erickson's air express off to Miami". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. A1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rlxWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CfADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5399%2C3743456.
  6. "Erickson takes Miami job". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1D. March 6, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yedVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=seEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2516%2C1468206.
  7. Meehan, Jim (March 6, 1989). "Erickson leaves 'dream'". Idahonian ((Moscow)): p. 1A. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mZUrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ntAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2376%2C3411479.
  8. Meehan, Jim (March 14, 1989). "Price comes to 'save the day'". Idahonian ((Moscow)): p. 1A. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ipUrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ntAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2933%2C2469781.
  9. Blanchette, John (March 14, 1989). "Choice of Price applauded by players". Spokane Chronicle ((Washington)): p. B1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qG9OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7vkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3164%2C1847897.
  10. Bergum, Steve (March 15, 1989). "Price: 'I'm here to save the day'". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. D1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=t1xWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CfADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4731%2C9904578.
  11. "'The Price is Right' for Cougars". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 5B. March 15, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3-dVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=seEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6940%2C3930846.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Goldberg, Dave (April 11, 1989). "Rosenbach enters supplemental". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ollWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xO8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6554%2C7319982.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Rosenbach expects to be top NFL pick". Eugene Register-Guard. news service reports ((Oregon)): p. 2C. July 7, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DOlVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2682%2C1550940.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Cards nab Rosenbach; Walsh to Dallas". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 2C. July 8, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BOlVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1506%2C1738412.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Rosenbach picked by Phoenix". Idahonian. Associated Press ((Moscow)): p. 1A. July 7, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wCYuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gtAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5876%2C506001.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Meehan, Jim (July 8, 1989). "From Cougar to Cardinal". Idahonian ((Moscow)): p. 1D. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wCYuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gtAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6000%2C699908.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Football media guide". Washington State University Athletics. 2014. p. 75. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WxhXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6fkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5582%2C956052. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  18. "Cougars feast on Illini in rare road victory, 44-7". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 5B. September 4, 1988. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gOdVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6854%2C927887.
  19. Gerheim, Earl (April 25, 1989). "Vikings take EWU's Mickel". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=irsyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zu8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3145%2C6750416.
  20. Meehan, Jim (April 24, 1989). "Utley, Washington, Dyko get NFL calls". Idahonian ((Moscow)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WZUrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ldAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1954%2C812145.

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