2015 Washington State Cougars football team

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2015 Washington State Cougars football
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Sun Bowl Champions
Sun Bowl vs Miami (FL), W 20–14
Conference Pac-12 Conference
North Division
2015 record 9–4 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coach Mike Leach (4th year)
Offensive scheme Air Raid
Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch (1st year)
Base defense 3–4 Multiple
Home stadium Martin Stadium
(Capacity: 32,952)
Seasons
« 2014 2016 »
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
#3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
#19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
#17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 12, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Washington State Cougars football team represents Washington State University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team is coached by fourth-year head coach Mike Leach and play their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They are members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–3 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the North Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they defeated Miami (FL).

Previous season

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 11:00 AM Portland State* Martin StadiumPullman, WA P12N L 17–24   24,302
September 12 12:30 PM at Rutgers* High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNU W 37–34   46,536
September 19 5:30 PM Wyoming* Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N W 31–14   31,105
October 3 1:00 PM at #24 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA P12N L 28–34   42,042
October 10 3:00 PM at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR P12N W 45–38 2OT  57,775
October 17 1:00 PM Oregon Statedagger Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N W 52–31   32,952
October 24 1:00 PM at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ P12N W 45–42   47,847
October 31 7:30 PM #8 Stanford Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ESPN L 28–30   30,012
November 7 12:30 PM Arizona State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FS1 W 38–24   32,952
November 14 7:45 PM at #18 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA ESPN W 31–27   76,255
November 21 7:45 PM Colorado #24 Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ESPN2 W 27–3   25,121
November 27 12:30 PM at Washington #20 Alaska Airlines Field at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA (108th Apple Cup) FOX L 10–45   70,438
December 26 11:00 AM vs. Miami (FL)* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 20–14   41,180
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time
All dates, times and TV are tentative and subject to change.

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV 24 20 RV RV RV 
Coaches' NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 20 RV RV RV 
CFP Not released NR NR NR 20 NR NR Not released


Game notes

Portland State

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 10 14 24
Cougars 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2014 WAZZU, 59–21

@ Rutgers

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 6 7 17 37
Scarlet Knights 0 6 6 22 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2014 RU, 41–38

Wyoming

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 14 0 0 0 14
Cougars 7 14 0 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 1990 WY, 34–13

@ California

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 14 7 0 28
#24 Golden Bears 7 6 21 0 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–45–5 2014 CAL, 60–59

@ Oregon

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Cougars 7 7 7 10 7 7 45
Ducks 10 7 7 7 7 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–47–7 2014 ORE, 38–31

Oregon State

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 14 0 14 31
Cougars 14 31 0 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
49–47–3 2014 WAZZU, 39–32

@ Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 14 17 7 7 45
Wildcats 0 21 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–26 2014 ARIZ, 59–37

Stanford

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Cardinal 3 0 17 10 30
Cougars 3 9 10 6 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–39–1 2014 STAN, 34–17

Arizona State

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 14 0 7 3 24
Cougars 0 10 7 21 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–26–2 2014 ASU, 52–31

@ UCLA

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 7 7 10 31
#18 Bruins 6 10 0 11 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–39–1 2012 UCLA, 44–36

Colorado

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 0 3 0 3
#24 Cougars 7 7 3 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2012 COLO, 35–34

@ Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Cougars 3 0 7 0 10
Huskies 7 10 7 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–69–6 2014 WASH, 31–13

vs. Miami (FL)

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 0 0 7 14
Cougars 7 13 0 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

2015 Coaching staff

  • Mike Leach - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Mastro - Running Backs
  • David Yost - Inside Receivers
  • Graham Harrell - Outside Receivers
  • Clay McGuire - Offensive Line
  • Joe Salave'a - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line
  • Alex Grinch - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Ken Wilson - Linebackers
  • Roy Manning - Outside Linebackers
  • Brian Odom - Defensive Quality Control
  • Eric Mele - Special Teams
  • Dave Emerick - Chief of Staff
  • Antonio Huffman - Director of Football Operations
  • Jason Loscalzo - Strength and Conditioning

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References

  1. "WSU Football Coaching Staff". wsucougars.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.