2012 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2012 record3–9 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coachMike Leach (1st season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorMike Breske (1st season)
Base defense3–4 multiple
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 33,522)
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Template:2012 Pac-12 football standings The 2012 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by first-year head coach Mike Leach and played their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–8 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the North Division.


August 307:15 PMat BYU*ESPN[1]L 6–3057,045
September 812:00 PMNo. 9 (FCS) Eastern Washington*P12NW 24–2033,598
September 146:00 PMat UNLV*ESPNW 35–2717,015
September 221:00 PMColoradodagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
FXL 34–3531,668
September 297:30 PMvs. No. 2 OregonESPN2L 26–5160,929
October 63:00 PMat No. 14 Oregon StateP12NL 6–1946,579
October 137:30 PMCalifornia
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NL 17–3127,339
October 273:15 PMat No. 19 StanfordP12NL 17–2441,496
November 312:00 PMat UtahP12NL 6–4945,069
November 107:30 PMNo. 17 UCLA
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPN2L 36–4428,110
November 1712:00 PMat Arizona StateP12NL 7–4653,438
November 2312:30 PMNo. 25 Washington
FOXW 31–28 OT30,544
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit


Washington State at BYU
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Washington St 0 6 0 0 6
BYU 7 17 6 0 30

On a nationally televised broadcast, Mike Leach's first game as head coach of the Washington State Cougars was a 30-6 blowout loss to BYU, the former Texas Tech coach's alma mater. Despite Leach's offenses being typically known for their high scoring shootouts, the Wazzu Cougars were unable to score a single touchdown. This marked the first time that a Leach-led offense failed to score a touchdown since 2006, when Texas Tech lost to TCU 12-3. Wazzu quarterback Jeff Tuel threw for 228 yards and two interceptions, while the offense ran for -4 yards on the ground. The only points for the Washington State Cougars came from two field goals in the second quarter.[2] BYU now leads the series 3–1.

Eastern WashingtonEdit

Of Note: Andrew Furney made a 60 yard field goal at the end of the first half, which would ultimately prove the difference.

Eastern Washington at Washington State
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Eastern Washington 7 7 0 6 20
Washington St 14 10 0 0 24


Washington State at UNLV
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Washington St 14 14 0 7 35
UNLV 7 13 0 7 27


Colorado at Washington State
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Colorado 7 0 7 21 35
Washington St 7 14 7 6 34


#2 Oregon at Washington State
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Oregon 20 3 21 7 51
Washington State 9 10 0 7 26

Oregon StateEdit

Washington State at #14 Oregon State
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Washington St 0 3 0 3 6
Oregon St 3 3 7 6 19

1st quarter scoring: ORST - Trevor Romaine 30-yard field goal.

2nd quarter scoring: WSU - Andrew Furney 24-yard field goal; ORST - Trevor Romaine 24-yard field goal GOOD.

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:


California at Washington State
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California 7 7 10 7 31
Washington St 0 3 7 7 17


Washington State at Stanford
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Washington St 0 10 0 7 17
Stanford 3 7 7 7 24


Washington State at Utah
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Washington St 0 0 0 6 6
Utah 14 17 8 10 49


#17 UCLA at Washington State
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UCLA 7 30 7 0 44
Washington St 7 0 14 15 36

The Bruins lead the series 18-39-1, which was started in 1928.

Hours before the game, the Cougars' star receiver Marquess Wilson said in a press release that he has left the program because of the actions of first-year coach Mike Leach and his staff. Wilson was suspended earlier in the week for an unspecified violation of team rules. Wilson said the new staff has "preferred to belittle, intimidate and humiliate us." That included physical abuse, Wilson said.

1st quarter scoring: UCLA – Sheldon Price 68-yard blocked field goal return (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick); Dominique Williams 6-yard pass from Connor Halliday (Andrew Furney kick)

2nd quarter scoring: UCLA - Johnathan Franklin 16-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Joseph Fauria 9-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Anthony Barr safety; UCLA – Devin Fuller 10-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Eric Kendricks 40-yard fumble recovery (Fairbairn kick)

3rd quarter scoring: WSU - Brett Bartolone 7-yard pass from Halliday (Furney kick); UCLA – Jordon James 2-yard run (Fairbairn kick); WSU - Marcus Mason 4-yard pass from Halliday (Furney kick)

4th quarter scoring: WSU - Dominique Williams 11-yard pass from Halliday (Furney kick); WSU - Kristoff Williams 3-yard pass from Halliday (Dominique Williams pass from Halliday 2-point conversion)

Arizona StateEdit

Washington State at Arizona State
by Quarter1234 Total
Washington St 0 0 0 7 7
Arizona St 18 14 14 0 46


#25 Washington at Washington State
Apple Cup
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Washington 0 7 21 0


Washington St 3 7 0 18



Washington State's first win in the rivalry since 2008.

Roster and coaching staffEdit

2012 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
OL 68 Anderson, BrentBrent Anderson RSo
WR 89 Bomber, BlairBlair Bomber RSo
WR 25 Bontemps, BennetBennet Bontemps Jr
OL 60 Bosch, ElliottElliott Bosch RJr
OL 70 Brevick, JackJack Brevick RJr
RB 23 Brooks, LeonLeon Brooks RJr
QB 8 Brown, JesseJesse Brown RFr
RB 34 Caldwell, TeondrayTeondray Caldwell Fr
OL 62 Christ, MoritzMoritz Christ RFr
QB 13 Clements, CodyCody Clements RFr
OL 72 Dahl, JoeJoe Dahl RFr
WR 31 Dockery, RahmelRahmel Dockery Fr
OL 67 Dotson, DenzellDenzell Dotson Fr
TE 88 Dunn, AaronAaron Dunn RSo
WR 17 Eaddy, HenryHenry Eaddy So
OL 63 Eklund, GunnarGunnar Eklund RFr
OL 76 Forbes, RicoRico Forbes RJr
OL 77 Fullington, JohnJohn Fullington Jr
RB 5 Galvin, RickeyRickey Galvin RSo
QB 4 Gilbertson, DavidDavid Gilbertson RJr
OL 64 Goetz, MattMatt Goetz RJr
QB 12 Halliday, ConnorConnor Halliday RSo
TE 41 Hersey, MaxMax Hersey RFr
OL 55 Jacobson, WadeWade Jacobson RSr
WR 22 Jenkins, ChandlerChandler Jenkins RFr
OL 58 Johnson, ZackZack Johnson RSo
OL 78 Kaleta, JoeJoe Kaleta RSo
RB 36 Lamson, ManuelManuel Lamson RFr
TE 87 Lintz, AndreiAndrei Lintz RSr
WR 32 Loftus, DrewDrew Loftus RFr
RB 35 Mason, MarcusMarcus Mason So
WR 85 McDonald, BrettBrett McDonald RFr
WR 84 McDonald, DanielDaniel McDonald RSo
OL 50 Meighen, TaylorTaylor Meighen Sr
WR 83 Myers, IsaiahIsaiah Myers So
WR 44 Nungester, RyanRyan Nungester Fr
WR 82 Ratliff, BobbyBobby Ratliff RSo
OL 69 Rodgers, JakeJake Rodgers RSo
OL 74 Sampson, ChasChas Sampson RSr
TE 46 Simmons, ManselMansel Simmons RFr
WR 1 Simone, GenoGeno Simone Sr
OL 71 Spitz, DanDan Spitz RSr
RB 29 Story, KrugerKruger Story RFr
QB 10 Tuel, JeffJeff Tuel Sr
RB 30 Tuiott, LawrenceLawrence Tuiott RFr
OL 61 Waldner, JeffJeff Waldner RSo
WR 80 Williams, DominiqueDominique Williams RFr
WR 18 Williams, KristoffKristoff Williams RSo
WR 86 Wilson, MarquessMarquess Wilson Jr
RB 3 Winston, CarlCarl Winston Sr
Pos. # Name Class
LB 46 Altomare, John TaylorJohn Taylor Altomare Sr
DL 71 Brock, MatthewMatthew Brock RJr
LB 55 Brandt, PhillipPhillip Brandt Sr
S 20 Bucannon, DeoneDeone Bucannon Jr
LB 37 Byers, JaredJared Byers RJr
S 4 Carpenter, AnthonyAnthony Carpenter RJr
CB 30 Clark, TracyTracy Clark RSo
DE 90 Clayton, JustinJustin Clayton RJr
LB 42 Coen, CyrusCyrus Coen So
DE 50 Coerper, AdamAdam Coerper RSr
DE 96 Cooper, XavierXavier Cooper RFr
DT 97 Davis, DavidDavid Davis RFr
LB 53 DeMatteo, AnthonyAnthony DeMatteo RSo
S 26 Duckett, TyroneTyrone Duckett RSo
S 33 Gama, MaxMax Gama RFr
CB 32 Golden, BrandonBrandon Golden RSo
DE 92 Griffin, HamzaHamza Griffin RFr
DT 94 Hoffart, StevenSteven Hoffart RSr
CB 6 Horton, DamanteDamante Horton Jr
DE 56 Knight, IanIan Knight RJr
LB 31 Lappano, KyleKyle Lappano RFr
LB 38 Laufasa, CoreyCorey Laufasa RSr
DT 61 Laurenzi, AnthonyAnthony Laurenzi RSr
S 22 Locker, CaseyCasey Locker RJr
DE 89 Long, TravisTravis Long Sr
LB 54 Markle, DarrenDarren Markle RJr
DE 83 Mayes, LoganLogan Mayes So
DB 17 McAdie, MikeMike McAdie So
S 39 McCartney, KyleKyle McCartney RSr
LB 13 Monroe, DarrylDarryl Monroe RFr
LB 21 Oertel, EricEric Oertel Jr
DE 52 Paulo, DarrylDarryl Paulo RFr
S 25 Peterson, MitchellMitchell Peterson RSo
DT 98 Pole, KalafitoniKalafitoni Pole RSo
LB 47 Pritchard, TanaTana Pritchard RFr
DE 85 Pu'u Robinson, JordanJordan Pu'u Robinson RJr
DE 95 Rabinowitz, DylanDylan Rabinowitz RFr
DE 78 Releford, EddieEddie Releford RFr
LB 51 Selz, CurtisCurtis Selz RSo
CB 24 Simmons, DanielDaniel Simmons RSr
S 36 Simmons, MatthewMatthew Simmons RSo
CB 35 Smith, TravionTravion Smith RSr
LB 45 Su'a, ChesterChester Su'a So
S 15 Toomer, TyreeTyree Toomer RSr
CB 29 Waseem, SpencerSpencer Waseem RFr
CB 2 Washington, NolanNolan Washington RJr
DE 93 Williams, LenardLenard Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 46 Bowlin, MichaelMichael Bowlin Jr
LS 65 Den Bleyker, AlexAlex Den Bleyker So
K 49 Furney, AndrewAndrew Furney Jr
LS 48 Koepp, ZachZach Koepp RSr
K 45 McNannay, TylerTyler McNannay RFr
LS 47 Saparto, RyanRyan Saparto RSo
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Eric Russell (Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Clay McGuire (Offensive Line)
  • Jim Mastro (Running Backs)
  • Eric Morris (Inside Receivers)
  • Dennis Simmons (Outside Receivers)
  • Mike Breske (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
  • Joe Salave'a (Defensive Line)
  • Jeff Choate (Linebackers)
  • Paul Volero (Outside Linebackers)
  • Antonio Huffman (Football Operations Director)
  • Dave Emerick (Assoc. Athletic Director/ Chief of Staff for Football)


  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Last update: April 14, 2012


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