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2015 SCHEDULE/RESULTS(2-1, 0-0 Pac-12)
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULTSept. 5 Portland State Pullman L, 17-24 (P12N)Sept. 12 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. W, 37-34 (ESPNU)Sept. 19 Wyoming Pullman W, 31-14 (P12N)Oct. 3 No. 24 California * Berkeley, Calif. 1 p.m. (P12N)Oct. 10 Oregon * Eugene, Ore. 3 p.m. (P12N)Oct. 17 Oregon State * Pullman TBAOct. 24 Arizona * Tucson, Ariz. TBAOct. 31 Stanford * Pullman TBANov. 7 Arizona State * Pullman TBANov. 14 UCLA * Pasadena, Calif. TBANov. 21 Colorado * Pullman TBANov. 27 Washington * Seattle, Wash. 12:30 p.m./1 p.m. (FOX or FS1)
* Pac-12 Conference Game** All times and dates are subject to change Home games in BOLD All times Pacific
WASHINGTON STATEATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
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WASHINGTON STATE HITS THE ROAD FOR PAC-12 OPENER AT CALIFORNIAWashington State opens its Pac-12 Conference slate on the road, heading to Berkeley, Calif. to face No. 24 University of California Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
SERIES HISTORYCalifornia leads the all-time series with Washington State 45-26-5 after posting a record-filled 60-59 victory in Pullman last season. In their last trip to Berkeley in 2013, the Cougars claimed a 44-22 win behind 521 passing yards and three touchdown tosses from Connor Halliday.
COMING UP The Cougars continue on the road next Saturday, facing Oregon at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
WASHINGTON STATE (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) at No. 24 CALIFORNIA (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 Pac-12 Networks
Kabam Stadium at California Memorial Stadium (62,467) Berkeley, Calif.
TV: Pac-12 Networks PLAY-BY-PLAY: Kevin Calabro ANALYST: Yogi Roth SIDELINE: Lewis Johnson
RADIO: Washington State IMG Sports Network PLAY-BY-PLAY: Matt Chazanow ANALYST: Bob Robertson ANALYST: Jason Gesser SIDELINE: Jessamyn McIntyre
LIVESTATS: wsucougars.com TWITTER: @WSUCougfbINSTAGRAM: @WSUCOUGARFOOTBALL
ALL-TIME: CAL leads 45-26-5OVERALL STREAK: CAL +1 LAST SEASON: Cal, 60-59 (Pullman) LAST WSU WIN: 2013, 44-22 (Berkeley)IN BERKELEY: CAL leads 30-13-3 STREAK: WSU +1 LAST MEETING: WSU 44-22 (2013) LAST CAL WIN: 30-7 (2011, San Francisco)IN PULLMAN: WSU leads 12-9-1 STREAK: CAL +5 LAST MEETING: Cal, 60-59 LAST WSU WIN: 51-20 (2001) NEUTRAL: CAL leads 6-1-1 LAST MEETING: Tie, 17-17 (1987, Tokyo)
BROADCAST INFO SERIES HISTORY
TEAM WSU is looking for its first three-game winning streak since 2013, at USC, Southern Utah, Idaho WSU is looking for its first win over a ranked team since beating No. 25 USC 10-7 in Los Angeles in 2013 20 players have made their Cougar debuts this season, and six players made their first career start WSU has 12 players who hail from Northern California including starting DL Darryl Paulo (Sacramento) and CB Marcellus Pippins (Richmond) In the first three games, WSU has played 11 freshmen including six true freshmen WSU leads the Pac-12 in passing offense (362.7), the ninth-best mark in the FBS Through the first three games, WSU led the Pac-12 in total sacks (9), currently sits tied for second (ASU) Last season, WSU led the country with 8 players recording 20+ catches, including 4 with 60+ receptions WSU returned all 13 offensive linemen from last years roster including all five starters WSUs win at Rutgers was the first win against a Big Ten school since defeating Purdue in the 2001 Sun Bowl WSU rushed for 104 yards against Portland State, the fifth 100-yard game under coach Leach, first since 2013 WSU sold out Martin Stadium (32,952) three times last season and has recorded five sellouts since coach Mike Leach arrived at WSU in 2012, there was only one sellout in the five seasons prior
INDIVIDUAL Mike Leach, a native of Cody, Wyo., is closing in on the 100 career-win milestone, owns 98-69 career record QB Luke Falk leads the Pac-12 in passing yards (356.7 ypg) and total offense (361.7 ypg) Falk was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after throwing for 478 yards and four TDs at Rutgers WR Dom Williams is tied for third in WSU history with 22 career TD catches, one away from a tie for third Williams now sits tied with Jason Hill for the most multiple-TD games (7) in school history Williams sits 10th in school history with 2,059 career receiving yards, 39 away from Deron Pointer for ninth RB Keith Harrington has opened his career with a touchdown in each of the first three games RUSH LB Ivan McLennan and Kache Palacio are each tied for the Pac-12 lead in sacks with three sacks LB Jeremiah Allison is second in the Pac-12 Conference averaging 9.7 tackles-per-game WR Gabe Marks is tied for seventh in WSU history with 148 career receptions, Isiah Myers is sixth with 164 Marks leads the Pac-12 in catches per game with 8.3, is second in total catches with 25 RB Gerard Wicks recorded career highs of 14 carries and 63 yards against Portland State
COUGAR QUICK HITS
2015 COUGAR FOOTBALL
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2015 STANDINGSNORTH DIVISON
Pac-12 Overall Stanford 2-0 3-1 California 1-0 4-0 Washington State 0-0 2-1 Oregon 0-1 2-2 Oregon State 0-1 2-2 Washington 0-1 2-2
SOUTH DIVISON Pac-12 Overall UCLA 1-0 4-0 Utah 1-0 4-0 USC 1-1 3-1 Colorado 0-0 3-1 Arizona 0-1 3-1 Arizona State 0-1 2-2
SATURDAY, OCT. 3Washington State at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m. (P12N)
Arizona State at UCLA, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)Oregon at COLORADO, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Arizona at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. (P12N)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25Stanford def. OREGON STATE, 42-24
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26COLORADO def. Nicholls State, 48-0California def. WASHINGTON, 30-24
UCLA def. ARIZONA, 56-30Utah def. OREGON, 62-20
USC def. ARIZONA STATE, 42-14
PAC-12 CONFERENCEAUDIO ON INTERNET WSUs football broadcasts are available on the Inter-net through WSUs web provider NeuLion. The ad-dress is: www.wsucougars.com, then use the Connect link near the top of the page.
WSU TICKETSWSU football tickets are available online at www.wsu-cougars.com, by clicking on the Tickets link on the front page. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day, up until the day before the game. All orders processed online can be mailed up to 10 days prior to the game. After that all online orders will be held for pickup at Will Call. For any questions about WSU tickets, please call 1-800-Go-Cougs, Option 1, during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).
WSUCOUGARS.COMWSU releases, statistics, notes and depth chart infor-mation are loaded weekly on the WSU Athletics Home Page. The address is: http://www.wsucougars.com.
COUGAR ATHLETICS ON THE WEBConnect with Washington State University Athletics on the web at WSUCougars.com, the official website of Cougar Athletics, and on Twitter (twitter.com/WSU-Cougars_com) and Facebook (facebook.com/WSU-CougarAthletics) during the 2013 season.
PAC-12 TELECONFERENCEThe Pac-12 Conference hosts a weekly teleconference call each Tuesday during the football season. The tele-conference call begins at 9:55 a.m., PT, while Mike Leach participates at 10:55 a.m. Contact the Pac-12 media relations office at 415-580-4200 for details and call-in information.
LEACH AND STUDENT-ATHLETE AVAILABILITYWSU head football coach Mike Leach is available for individual media interviews following practices Sun-day, Tuesday and Wednesday, along with after each Cougar game. Arrangements for interviews with coach Leach other than those times must be made through the WSU Athletic Communications office. WSU play-ers are available for interviews after each game and then during Mondays weekly press conference. Three student-athletes will be brought to the press confer-ence at 12:30 p.m. and will be available at that time. There will be no student-athlete availability following practices during game week. Contact Bill Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bobby Alworth (email@example.com) in the WSU Athletic Communica-tions Office. Media are reminded that they should not contact student-athletes via their cell phones or social media accounts. All interviews need to be scheduled through the Athletic Communications Office.
PRACTICE POLICYThe first 15 minutes of each practice is open to media. Interviews with members of the coaching staff will be conducted on the field after practice. Media is asked to not report on injuries or strategy. All walk-thru prac-tices are closed with no media availability.
COUGAR COACHS SHOWWashington State Head Coach Mike Leach hold his weekly radio show on WSUs flagship station 920 KXLY every Thursday Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. live from Zeppoz in Pullman.
MEDIA INFORMATIONTHE WASHINGTON STATE IMG COLLEGE NETWORK
Cougar football games are broadcast live on the radio throughout the Pacific Northwest via the Wash-ington State IMG College Sports Network. The 18-sta-tion football network reaches from British Columbia to Oregon and can be heard worldwide via the internet and XM Satellite radio. Cougar football broadcasts be-gin an hour before kickoff, carry through the game and conclude with post-game