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1990 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1990 record3–8 (2–6 Pac–10)
Head coachMike Price (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Tiller (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Zimmer (2nd season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Washington 7 1 0     10 2 0
#20 USC 5 2 1     8 4 1
Oregon 4 3 0     8 4 0
California 4 3 1     7 4 1
Arizona 5 4 0     7 5 0
UCLA 4 4 0     5 6 0
Stanford 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arizona State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Mike Price, the Cougars compiled a 3–8 record (2–6 in Pac-10, ninth), and were outscored by their opponents 381 to 286.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Drew Bledsoe with 1,386 passing yards, Shaumbe Wright-Fair with 739 rushing yards, and Phillip Bobo with 758 receiving yards.[3]

WSU played three quarterbacks this season: senior Brad Gossen, redshirt sophomore Aaron Garcia, and true freshman Bledsoe, who started the final five games.[4] The Cougars played their home games on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman; sand-filled Omniturf was installed prior to the season, and the offset double-support goal posts made their debut.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 15:00 pmat TCU*W 21–325,196
September 83:15 pmWyoming*L 13–3430,484
September 1511:00 amat No. 5 BYU*L 36–5065,848
September 222:00 pmCalifornia
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
W 41–3132,229
September 298:00 pmUCLAdagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
L 20–3034,190
October 67:30 pmat No. 15 USCL 17–3059,357
October 201:30 pmat Oregon StateW 55–2427,245
October 277:00 pmat No. 23 ArizonaL 34–4255,520
November 312:30 pmat StanfordL 13–3130,000
November 101:00 pmArizona State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington
L 26–5120,070
November 173:00 pmNo. 10 Washington
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, Washington - (Apple Cup)
L 10–5537,600
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Source:[6]

RosterEdit

1990 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Bobo, PhillipPhillip Bobo Fr
QB 9 Garcia, AaronAaron Garcia So
QB 11 Bledsoe, DrewDrew Bledsoe Fr
QB 12 Gossen, BradBrad Gossen Sr
QB 13 Pattinson, MikeMike Pattinson 10px Fr
QB 18 Burchak, DarrinDarrin Burchak Jr
RB 32 Wright-Fair, ShaumbeShaumbe Wright-Fair So
RB 33 Swinton, RichRich Swinton Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK, P 4 Hanson, JasonJason Hanson Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt
Source:[7][8][9]

NFL DraftEdit

For the first time in fourteen years, no Cougars were selected in the 1991 NFL Draft.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1990 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1990-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. "1990 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1990.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. Grummert, Dale (November 17, 1990). "WSU tries to avoid worst win-loss record since 1976". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1D. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Jp1fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4022%2C544793.
  5. Miedema, Laurence (June 14, 1990). "Sewing the seeds for greener pastures". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UZZfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NTEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6204%2C3667981.
  6. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  7. "California at Washington State". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 14B. September 22, 1990. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YZ5fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6266%2C2026577.
  8. "Washington State roster". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. B4. November 17, 1990. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MoYkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VQgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6814%2C5604816.
  9. "Washington at Washington State". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 5D. November 17, 1990. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Jp1fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2471%2C544850.
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