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2018 Washington State Cougars football
Pac-12 North Division co-champion
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 28–26 vs. Iowa State
ConferencePac–12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
2018 record11–2 (7–2 Pac-12)
Head coachMike Leach (7th season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorTracy Claeys (1st season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
(Capacity: 32,952)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 Pac-12 football standings The 2018 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played their home games in Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They were led by 7th-year head coach Mike Leach and were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.[1]

The 2018 season was one of the greatest in Washington State history. The Cougars won a school record-tying ten games, the first time they had won that many in the regular season since the Rose Bowl year of 2002. They also surged as high as seventh in major polling and went into the Apple Cup with a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North title and a shot at the Rose Bowl, but lost 28–15 to rival Washington in the snow in Pullman, a sixth consecutive loss to the Huskies. The 10–2 Cougars were invited to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio to play the Iowa State Cyclones. They won 28–26 for a school record 11th win.

Mike Leach's air raid offense was led by grad transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew, who led FBS in passing completions and attempts, and finished second in passing yards.[2] Minshew was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and was the recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He and offensive tackle Andre Dillard were named first-team all-conference. Redshirt freshman offensive tackle Abraham Lucas was named to several national all-freshman teams, and was joined on the all-conference second-team by defensive end Logan Tago. Mike Leach was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second time of his career.

Previous seasonEdit

The Cougars finished the 2017 season 9–4, 6–3 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the North Division. They were invited to the Holiday Bowl where they lost to Michigan State.

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Rimington Trophy[3] Frederick Mauigoa C JR
Chuck Bednarik Award[4] Jalen Thompson S JR
Wuerffel Trophy[5] Peyton Pelluer LB SR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[6] Gardner Minshew QB SR
Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award[7] Gardner Minshew QB SR

Pac-12 Media DaysEdit

The 2018 Pac-12 media days were held July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Mike Leach (HC), Kyle Sweet (WR/P) & Jalen Thompson (S) represented Washington State at this event. The Pac-12 media poll was released with the Cougars predicted to finish in fifth place at Pac-12 North division.[8]

Media poll (North)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Washington 249 (40)
2 Stanford 198 (2)
3 Oregon 178 (2)
4 California 108
5 Washington State 98
6 Oregon State 45

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 112:30 p.m.at Wyoming*CBSSNW 41–1924,131
September 88:00 p.m.San Jose State*P12NW 31–026,141
September 155:00 p.m.No. 6 (FCS) Eastern Washington*
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 59–2432,952
September 217:30 p.m.at USCESPNL 36–3952,421
September 293:00 p.m.Utahdagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
P12NW 28–2430,088
October 66:00 p.m.at Oregon StateP12NW 56–3734,429
October 204:30 p.m.No. 12 OregonNo. 25
FOXW 34–2033,152
October 274:10 p.m.at No. 24 StanfordNo. 14P12NW 41–3839,596
November 37:45 p.m.CaliforniaNo. 10
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPNW 19–1332,952
November 1012:30 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 10ESPNW 31–745,587
November 177:30 p.m.ArizonaNo. 8
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
ESPNW 69–2822,400
November 235:30 p.m.No. 16 WashingtonNo. 7
FOXL 15–2832,952
December 286:00 p.m.vs. No. 25 Iowa State*No. 12ESPNW 28–2660,675
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RankingsEdit

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Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
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Game summariesEdit

at WyomingEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2015 W, 31–14
Washington State at Wyoming – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 10 3 7 21

41

Wyoming 2 14 3 0

19

at War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, WY

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 24 yard field goal, 9:57 (WSU 3–0)
  • WSU – James Williams 2 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick good), 3:28 (WSU 10–0)
  • WY – Jevon Bigelow safety, 1:35 (WSU 10–2)
Second quarter
  • WY – Nico Evans 8 yard TD run (Cooper Rothe kick good), 12:23 (WSU 10–9)
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 41 yard field goal, 8:37 (WSU 13–9)
  • WY – Avante' Cox 23 yard TD run (Cooper Rothe kick good), 5:07 (WY 13–16)
Third quarter
  • WY – Cooper Rothe 30 yard field goal, 8:48 (WY 13–19)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 6 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick good), 3:51 (WSU 20–19)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Easop Winston 7 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick good), 10:55 (WSU 27–19)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 14 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick good), 5:50 (WSU 34–19)
  • WSU – James Williams 3 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick good), 0:44 (WSU 41–19)
Top passers
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 38/57, 319 yards, 3 TD, INT
  • WY – T. Vander Waal – 8/20, 229 yards, INT
Top rushers
  • WSU – James Williams – 16 carries, 82 yards, TD
  • WY – Nico Evans – 18 carries, 89 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • WSU – James Williams – 10 receptions, 53 yards, TD
  • WSU – Jamire Calvin – 5 receptions, 82 yards
  • WY – Austin Conway – 3 receptions, 18 yards
Top defenders
  • WSU – Skyler Thomas – 9 tackles
  • WSU – Domini Silvels – 6 tackles, sack, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • WY – Logan Wilson – 12 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)

San Jose StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–4–1 1996 W, 52–16
San Jose State at Washington State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
San Jose State 0 0 0 0

0

Washington State 14 10 0 7

31

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – Davontavean Martin 15 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 12:55 (WSU 0–7)
  • WSU – Davontavean Martin 36 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 5:45 (WSU 0–14)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 36 yd FG, 5:48 (WSU 0–17)
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew II 1 yd run (Blake Mazza kick), 0:00 (WSU 0–24)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – James Williams 3 yd pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 4:39 (WSU 0–31)
Top passers
  • SJSU – Montel Aaron – 13/25, 52 yards
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 34/51, 414 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • SJSU – Malike Roberson – 12 carries, 33 yards
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 9 carries, 32 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • SJSU – Josh Oliver – 5 receptions, 51 yards
  • WSU – Travell Harris – 6 receptions, 83 yards
  • WSU – Davontavean Martin – 6 receptions, 68 yards, 2 TD
Top defenders
  • SJSU – A. J. Keene – 7 tackles
  • WSU – Skyler Thomas – 9 tackles

Eastern WashingtonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2016 L, 45–42
Eastern Washington at Washington State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 (FCS) Eastern Washington 0 10 14 0

24

Washington State 14 14 7 24

59

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – James Williams 1 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 9:27 (WSU 0–7)
  • WSU – Easop Winston 14 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 1:45 (WSU 0–14)
Second quarter
  • EWU – R. Alcobendas 37 yard field goal, 12:11 (WSU 3–14)
  • WSU – Travell Harris 100 yard kickoff return (Blake Mazza kick), 11:56 (WSU 3–21)
  • WSU – James Williams 2 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 2:14 (WSU 3–28)
  • EWU – Andrew Boston 26 yard TD pass from Gage Gubrud (R. Alcobendas kick), 0:39 (WSU 10–28)
Third quarter
  • EWU – Zach Eagle 34 yard TD pass from Gage Gubrud (R. Alcobendas kick), 11:41 (WSU 17–28)
  • WSU – James Williams 8 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 4:37 (WSU 17–35)
  • EWU – Dennis Merritt 44 yard TD pass from Gage Gubrud (R. Alcobendas kick), 3:54 (WSU 24–35)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 44 yard field goal, 14:05 (WSU 24–38)
  • WSU – Tay Martin 21 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 9:47 (WSU 24–45)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 6 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 8:24 (WSU 24–52)
  • WSU – Robert Lewis 6 yard TD pass from Trey Tinsley (Blake Mazza kick), 1:21 (WSU 24–59)
Top passers
  • EWU – Gage Gubrud – 14/36, 231 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 45/57, 470 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • EWU – Sam McPherson – 17 carries, 72 yards
  • WSU – James Williams – 6 carries, 19 yards, 3 TD
Top receivers
  • EWU – Zach Eagle – 4 receptions, 73 yards, TD
  • WSU – Tay Martin – 13 receptions, 149 yards, TD
  • WSU – Jamire Calvin – 6 receptions, 70 yards
Top defenders
  • EWU – Ketner Kupp – 7 tackles, sack, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • WSU – Hunter Dale – 10 tackles
  • WSU – Jalen Thompson – 6 tackles, interception

at USCEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–59–4 2017 W, 30–27
Washington State at USC – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 3 21 6 6

36

USC 7 10 7 15

39

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Game information
First quarter
  • USC – Vavae Malepeai 3 yard TD run (Michael Brown kick), 12:56 (USC 0–7)
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 50 yard field goal, 7:19 (USC 3–7)
Second quarter
  • WSU – James Williams 4 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 13:29 (WSU 10–7)
  • USC – Tyler Vaughns 9 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Michael Brown kick), 12:23 (USC 10–14)
  • WSU – Easop Winston 28 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 9:55 (WSU 17–14))
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon 7 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 1:39 (WSU 24–14)
  • USC – Michael Brown 26 yard field goal, 0:00 (WSU 24–17)
Third quarter
  • WSU – Max Borghi 13 yard TD run (run failed), 10:21 (WSU 30–17)
  • USC – Michael Pittman 50 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Michael Brown kick), 9:03 (WSU 30–24)
Fourth quarter
  • USC – Amon-Ra St. Brown 30 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Michael Brown kick), 14:31 (USC 30–31)
  • WSU – Easop Winston 4 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (pass failed), 10:15 (WSU 36–31)
  • USC – Vavae Malepeai 2 yard TD run (Vaughns pass from Daniels), 8:03 (USC 36–39)
Top passers
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 37/52, 344 yards, 3 TD
  • USC – JT Daniels – 17/26, 241 yards, 3 TD
Top rushers
  • WSU – James Williams – 17 carries, 54 yards, TD
  • USC – Vavae Malepeai – 13 carries, 78 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • WSU – Jamire Calvin – 7 receptions, 63 yards
  • WSU – Easop Winston – 6 receptions, 143 yards, 2 TD
  • USC – Tyler Vaughns – 7 receptions, 64 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 12 tackles, sack, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • WSU – Hunter Dale – 7 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • USC – Cameron Smith – 15 tackles, 2 tackle-for-loss (TFL)

UtahEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–7 2017 W, 33–25
Utah at Washington State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 14 7 3 0

24

Washington State 7 14 0 7

28

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • UTAH – Tyler Huntley 24 yard TD run (Matt Gay kick), 8:22 (UTAH 7–0)
  • WSU – Tay Martin 4 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 5:07 (TIE 7–7)
  • UTAH – Zack Moss 6 yard TD run (Matt Gay kick), 1:07 (UTAH 14–7)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew 10 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 11:47 (TIE 14–14)
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon 65 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 9:03 (WSU 14–21)
  • UTAH – Tyler Huntley 1 yard TD run (Matt Gay kick), 6:01 (TIE 21–21)
Third quarter
  • EWU – Matt Gay 41 yard field goal, 10:39 (UTAH 24–21)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Easop Winston 89 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 4:14 (WSU 24–28)
Top passers
  • UTAH – Tyler Huntley – 12/20, 118 yards
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 31/56, 445 yards, 3 TD, INT
Top rushers
  • UTAH – Zack Moss – 30 carries, 106 yards, TD
  • UTAH – Tyler Huntley – 17 carries, 88 yards, 2 TD
  • WSU – James Williams – 5 carries, 13 yards
Top receivers
  • UTAH – Britain Covey – 4 receptions, 22 yards
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon – 5 receptions, 112 yards, TD
  • WSU – Easop Winston – 4 receptions, 115 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • UTAH – Chase Hansen – 7 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 13 tackles, sack, 1.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • WSU – Logan Tago – 7 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)

at Oregon StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
52–47–3 2017 W, 52–23
Washington State at Oregon State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 14 14 7 21

56

Oregon State 14 10 6 7

37

at Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – Renard Bell 6 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 13:44 (WSU 7–0)
  • WSU – Tristan Brock 5 yard blocked punt return (Blake Mazza kick), 12:32 (WSU 14–0)
  • OSU – Jermar Jefferson 6 yard TD run (Jordan Choukair kick), 6:16 (WSU 14–7)
  • OSU – Jermar Jefferson 6 yard TD run (Jordan Choukair kick), 1:21 (WSU 14–14)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Tay Martin 38 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 13:42 (WSU 21–14)
  • OSU – Jordan Choukair 32 yard field goal, 8:35 (WSU 21–17)
  • OSU – Jermar Jefferson 3 yard TD run (Jordan Choukair kick), 4:47 (OSU 21–24)
  • WSU – James Williams 15 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 0:34 (WSU 28–24)
Third quarter
  • OSU – Jermar Jefferson 1 yard TD run (Jordan Choukair kick failed), 12:10 (OSU 28–30)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 1 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 6:37 (WSU 35–30)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Travell Harris 3 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 14:22 (WSU 42–30)
  • WSU – Tay Martin 27 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 9:06 (WSU 49–30)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 30 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 1:11 (WSU 56–30)
  • OSU – B.J. Baylor 4 yard TD run (Jordan Choukair kick), 0:35 (WSU 56–37)
Top passers
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 30/40, 430 yards, 5 TD
  • OSU – Conor Blount – 15/21, 172 yards
Top rushers
  • WSU – James Williams – 10 carries, 56 yards
  • OSU – Jermar Jefferson – 25 carries, 138 yards, 4 TD
Top receivers
  • WSU – Tay Martin – 8 receptions, 119 yards, 2 TD
  • WSU – Easop Winston – 7 receptions, 99 yards
  • OSU – Trevon Bradford – 8 receptions, 68 yards
Top defenders
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 11 tackles, tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • WSU – Darrien Molton – 9 tackles, sack, tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • OSU – Jalen Moore – 8 tackles

OregonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
39–49–7 2017 W, 33–10
Oregon at Washington State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Oregon 0 0 17 3

20

No. 25 Washington State 7 20 0 7

34

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – James Williams 24 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 4:30 (WSU 0–7)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Renard Bell 16 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (rush failed), 12:22 (WSU 0–13)
  • WSU – Easop Winston 6 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 2:59 (WSU 0–20)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 15 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 0:41 (WSU 0–27)
Third quarter
  • ORE – Justin Herbert 8 yard TD run (Adam Stack kick), 11:54 (WSU 7–27)
  • ORE – Adam Stack 32 yard field goal, 6:58 (WSU 10–27)
  • ORE – Jaylon Redd 11 yard TD pass from Justin Herbert (Adam Stack kick), 0:36 (WSU 17–27)
Fourth quarter
  • ORE – Adam Stack 23 yard field goal, 6:38 (WSU 20–27)
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon 22 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 3:40 (WSU 20–34)
Top passers
  • ORE – Justin Herbert – 25/44, 270 yards, TD
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 39/51, 323 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • ORE– CJ Verdell – 12 carries, 55 yards
  • WSU – James Williams – 9 carries, 53 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • ORE– D. Mitchell – 7 receptions, 47 yards
  • WSU – Max Borghi – 7 receptions, 51 yards, TD
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon – 6 receptions, 81 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • ORE– Kaulana Apelu – 14 tackles
  • WSU – Jalen Thompson – 7 tackles

at StanfordEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
27–40–1 2017 W, 24–21
Washington State at Stanford – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Washington State 14 3 7 17

41

No. 24 Stanford 14 14 3 7

38

at Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA

Game information
First quarter
  • STAN – JJ Arcega-Whiteside 18 yard TD pass from K. J. Costello (Jet Toner kick), 11:09 (STAN 0–7)
  • WSU – James Williams 5 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 8:17 (TIED 7–7)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 4 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 5:23 (WSU 14–7)
  • STAN – Cameron Scarlett 2 yard TD run (Jet Toner kick), 1:22 (TIED 14–14)
Second quarter
  • STAN – Kaden Smith 10 yard TD pass from K.J. Costello (Jet Toner kick), 9:25 (STAN 14–21)
  • STAN – Houston Heimuli 1 yard TD pass from K.J. Costello (Jet Toner kick), 1:04 (STAN 14–28)
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 23 yard field goal, 0:00 (STAN 17–28)
Third quarter
  • WSU – James Williams 3 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 10:32 (STAN 24–28)
  • STAN – Jet Toner 40 yard field goal, 6:16 (STAN 24–31)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Davontavean Martin 7 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 12:26 (TIED 31–31)
  • WSU – Renard Bell 3 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 4:28 (WSU 38–31)
  • STAN – JJ Arcega-Whiteside 25 yard TD pass from K.J. Costello (Jet Toner kick), 1:25 (TIED 38–38)
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 42 yard field goal, 0:19 (WSU 41–38)
Top passers
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 40/50, 438 yards, 3 TD
  • STA – K. J. Costello – 34/43, 323 yards, 4 TD
Top rushers
  • WSU – James Williams – 8 carries, 30 yards, 2 TD
  • STA – Bryce Love – 6 carries, 71 yards
Top receivers
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon – 10 receptions, 127 yards
  • WSU – Jamire Calvin – 3 receptions, 102 yards
  • STA – JJ Arcega-Whiteside – 10 receptions, 111 yards, 2 TD
Top defenders
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 7 tackles, sack, TFL
  • STA – Sean Barton – 10 tackles, 0.5 TFL

CaliforniaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
27–47–5 2017 L, 37–3
California at Washington State– Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
California 0 10 3 0

13

No. 10 Washington State 3 10 0 6

19

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 29 yard field goal, 10:35 (WSU 0–3)
Second quarter
  • CAL – Malik McMorris 2 yard TD pass from Chase Garbers (Greg Thomas kick), 11:00 (CAL 7–3)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 5 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 6:47 (WSU 7–10)
  • CAL – Greg Thomas 42 yard field goal, 0:36 (TIED 10–10)
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 36 yard field goal, 0:01 (WSU 10–13)
Third quarter
  • CAL – Greg Thomas 46 yard field goal, 2:04 (TIED 13–13)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Winston Easop, Jr. 10 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza rush failed), 0:32 (WSU 13–19)
Top passers
  • CAL – Chase Garbers – 15/26, 127 yards, TD, INT
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 35/51, 334 yards, TD, INT
Top rushers
  • CAL – Chase Garbers – 11 carries, 67 yards
  • WSU – Max Borghi – 6 carries, 33 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • CAL – Vi Wharton III – 4 receptions, 47 yards
  • WSU – James Williams – 10 receptions, 59 yards
  • WSU – Winston Easop, Jr. – 7 receptions, 92 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • CAL – Jorda Kunaszyk – 9 tackles, sack, 1.5 TFL
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 10 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1.5 TFL

at ColoradoEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–6 2017 W, 28–0
Washington State at Colorado – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Washington State 0 10 7 14

31

Colorado 7 0 0 0

7

at Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

Game information
First quarter
  • CU – Travon McMillian 3 yard TD run (Tyler Francis kick), 4:14 (CU 7–0)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Blake Mazza 39 yard field goal, 13:37 (CU 7–3)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 28 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 8:31 (WSU 7–10)
Third quarter
  • WSU – Renard Bell 1 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 10:56 (WSU 7–17)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew 10 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 14:27 (WSU 7–24)
  • WSU – James Williams 3 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 3:46 (WSU 7–31)
Top passers
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 35/58, 335 yards, 2 TD
  • CU – Steven Montez – 20/35, 199 yards
Top rushers
  • WSU – James Williams – 17 carries, 60 yards, TD
  • CU – Trav McMillian – 9 carries, 73 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon – 8 receptions, 103 yards
  • WSU – Calvin Jackson – 5 receptions, 53 yards
  • CU – Lavis Shenault – 10 receptions, 102 yards
Top defenders
  • WSU – Jahad Woods – 5 tackles, 2 FF, FR
  • CU – Davion Taylor – 11 tackles, TFL

ArizonaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–27 2017 L, 58–37
Arizona at Washington State– Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 7 7 14 0

28

No. 8 Washington State 21 34 0 14

69

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – James Williams 1 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 10:44 (WSU 0–7)
  • WSU – Max Borghi 1 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 7:38 (WSU 0–14)
  • ARIZ – Shawn Poindexter 24 yard pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick), 3:19 (WSU 7–14)
  • WSU – Calvin Jackson 27 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 0:19 (WSU 7–21)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon 11 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 12:03 (WSU 7–28)
  • ARIZ – Tony Ellison 37 yard pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick), 10:43 (WSU 14–28)
  • WSU – Calvin Jackson 6 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza rush failed), 7:08 (WSU 14–34)
  • WSU – Kainoa Wilson 0 yard fumble recovery (Blake Mazza kick), 7:04 (WSU 14–41)
  • WSU – James Williams 9 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 3:22 (WSU 14–48)
  • WSU – Tay Martin 50 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 0:10 (WSU 14–55)
Third quarter
  • ARIZ – Shun Brown 2 yard pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick), 12:18 (WSU 21–55)
  • ARIZ – Shawn Poindexter 14 yard pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick), 1:02 (WSU 28–55)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Jamire Calvin 2 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza rush failed), 12:37 (WSU 28–62)
  • WSU – Easop Winston 9 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza rush failed), 7:06 (WSU 28–69)
Top passers
  • ARIZ – Khalil Tate – 18/30, 294 yards, 4 TD, INT
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 43/55, 473 yards, 7 TD
Top rushers
  • ARIZ – J.J. Taylor – 20 carries, 69 yards
  • WSU – Max Borghi – 8 carries, 50 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • ARIZ – Shun Brown – 8 receptions, 37 yards, TD
  • WSU – Tay Martin – 7 receptions, 124 yards, TD
  • WSU – Calvin Jackson – 5 receptions, 85 yards, 2 TD
Top defenders
  • ARIZ – Colin Schooler – 13 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 2.5 TFL
  • WSU – Jahad Woods – 11 tackles, 0.5 TFL, FF, FR

WashingtonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
32–72–6 2017 L, 41–14
Washington at Washington State– Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Washington 7 7 6 8

28

No. 7 Washington State 0 7 8 0

15

at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

Game information
First quarter
  • WASH – Myles Gaskin 5 yard TD run (Peyton Henry kick), 0:08 (WASH 7–0)
Second quarter
  • WASH – Myles Gaskin 5 yard TD run (Peyton Henry kick), 5:37 (WASH 14–0)
  • WSU – James Williams 11 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 0:33 (WASH 14–7)
Third quarter
  • WASH – Hunter Bryant 22 yard pass from Aaron Fuller (Peyton Henry kick blocked), 12:40 (WASH 20–7)
  • WSU – Hunter Dale PAT return, 12:40 (WASH 20–9)
  • WSU – James Williams 1 yard TD run (Gardner Minshew pass failed), 4:44 (WASH 20–15)
Fourth quarter
  • WASH – Myles Gaskin 80 yard TD run (Salvon Ahmed rush), 12:30 (WASH 28–15)
Top passers
  • WASH – Jake Browning – 11/14, 207 yards, INT
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 26/35, 152 yards, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • WASH – Myles Gaskin – 27 carries, 170 yards, 3 TD
  • WSU – James Williams – 11 carries, 65 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • WASH – Bryant Hunter – 3 receptions, 108 yards, TD
  • WSU – Max Borghi – 7 receptions, 49 yards
Top defenders
  • WASH – Ben Burr-Kirven – 10 tackles, FR, INT
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 10 tackles, 1.5 TFL


vs. Iowa State (Alamo Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Alamo Bowl– Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Iowa State 0 10 10 6

26

No. 12 Washington State 7 14 0 7

28

at Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

Game information
First quarter
  • WSU – Renard Bell 22 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 6:55 (WSU 0–7)
Second quarter
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew 7 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 6:08 (WSU 0–14)
  • ISU – Brock Purdy 9 yard TD run (Connor Assalley kick), 4:26 (WSU 7–14)
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon 9 yard TD pass from Gardner Minshew (Blake Mazza kick), 1:02 (WSU 7–21)
  • ISU – Connor Assalley 50 yard field goal, 0:00 (WSU 10–21)
Third quarter
  • ISU – David Montgomery 8 yard TD run (Connor Assalley kick), 12:11 (WSU 17–21)
  • ISU – Connor Assalley 23 yard field goal, 1:04 (WSU 20–21)
Fourth quarter
  • WSU – Max Borghi 10 yard TD run (Blake Mazza kick), 10:24 (WSU 20–28)
  • ISU – Brock Purdy 1 yard TD run (pass failed), 4:02 (WSU 26–28)
Top passers
  • ISU – Brock Purdy – 18/27, 315 yards, 2 INT
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 35/49, 299 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • ISU – David Montgomery – 25 carries, 124 yards, TD
  • WSU – Gardner Minshew – 6 carries, 16 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • ISU – Hakeem Butler – 9 receptions, 192 yards
  • WSU – Dezmon Patmon – 6 receptions, 76 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • ISU – Marcel Spears – 8 tackles, 0.5 sacks
  • WSU – Peyton Pelluer – 10 tackles, sack


AwardsEdit

Player Award Date
Gardner Minshew II Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[9] September 17, 2018
Travell Harris Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week[10] September 17, 2018
Jahad Woods Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week[11] November 19, 2018

Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year: Gardner Minshew II
Pac-12 Coach of the Year: Mike Leach[12]

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
1 22 Andre Dillard OT Philadelphia Eagles
6 178 Gardner Minshew QB Jacksonville Jaguars

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