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WSU FB Game Notes - Game 1

WSU FB Game Notes - Game 1

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WSUCOUGARS.COM
2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS(0-0, 0-0 PAC-12)
DATE OPPONENT TIME TV
Aug. 30 Brigham Young 7:15 p.m. ESPN
SEPT. 8 EASTERN WASHINGTON NOON P12W
Sept. 14 UNLV 6 p.m. ESPN
SEPT. 22 COLORADO * TBA TBASept. 29 vs. Oregon *& TBA TBA
Oct. 6 Oregon State * TBA TBA
OCT. 13 CALIFORNIA * TBA TBA
Oct. 27 Stanord * TBA TBANov. 3 Utah * TBA TBA
NOV. 10 UCLA * TBA TBA
Nov. 17 Arizona State * TBA TBA
NOV. 23 WASHINGTON * 12:30 p.m. FOX/FX
* Pac-12 Conerence Game** All times and dates are subject to change*** P12W - Pac-12 Networks (Washington)& The Seattle Game (CenturyLink Field)Home games in
BOLD
All times Pacifc
WASHINGTON STATEATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
OFFICE ADDRESS:
Bohler Addition 195Pullman, WA 99164-1602
OFFICE PHONE:
509-335-COUG
OFFICE FAX:
509-335-0267
MARTIN STADIUM PRESS BOX:
509-335-COUG
ASSOC. A.D./ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS:
Bill Stevens
OFFICE PHONE:
509-335-4294
CELL:
916-761-7005
 EMAIL:
wsstevens@wsu.edu
SPORTS:
Football, Women’s Tennis
ASST. DIRECTOR:
Bobby Alworth
OFFICE PHONE:
509-335-5785
CELL:
951-452-6129
EMAIL:
bobby.alworth@wsu.edu
SPORTS:
Football, Women’s Basketball
 ASST. DIRECTOR:
Linda Chalich
OFFICE PHONE:
509-335-0268
EMAIL:
lindak@wsu.edu
SPORTS:
Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field
ASST. DIRECTOR:
Craig Lawson
OFFICE PHONE:
509-335-0265
EMAIL:
craigl@wsu.edu
SPORTS:
Women’s Soccer, Baseball,Men’s & Women’s Gol
ASST. DIRECTOR:
Jessica Schmick
OFFICE PHONE:
509-335-0255
EMAIL:
jessica_schmick@wsu.edu
SPORTS:
Men’s Basketball, Rowing
COUGARS OPEN 2012 SEASON AT BYU ON ESPN:
Under the direction o rst-year head coach MikeLeach, Washington State University opens the 2012 season on the road or a nationally televisedmatchup against BYU in Provo, Utah at 7:15 p.m. (PT) Thursday.
 WSU-BYU SERIES HISTORY:
Washington State and BYU have met three times with WSU owning a1-2 record in the series that includes the inaugural meeting that came in the 1981 Holiday Bowl. Ledby Jim McMahon’s three touchdown passes in his nal collegiate game, Brigham Young posted a38-36 victory in the Holiday Bowl. In 1989, the two teams combined or over 1,000 yards in oensewhile WSU received a our-touchdown perormance by Steve Broussard en route to a 46-41 roadvictory. In the 1990 meeting, also played in Provo, both oenses again put on a show but BrighamYoung picked up a 50-36 win behind Ty Detmer’s 448 yards and ve touchdown passes.
NEXT WEEK:
WSU will host Eastern Washington University next Saturday, Sept. 8 at Noon in MartinStadium. The Cougars will make their Pac-12 Networks debut, with Pac-12 Washington set to tele-vise the rst meeting between the two schools since 1908.
MIKE LEACH AGAINST HIS ALMA MATER:
Head coach Mike Leach has never aced BYU on theootball eld. Leach attended Brigham Young University and graduated with honors in 1983. Leachowns a career record o 84-43 and made 10 bowl appearances during his 10 seasons at Texas TechUniversity (2000-09).
COUGARS IN SEASON OPENERS:
Washington State owns a 69-42-5 record in season openers in their 116-year history. When opening the season on the road, WSU is 20-27-3 all-time. The last BCSroad win to open the season was against New Mexico (21-17) in 2004. WSU is 77-34-3 all-time inhome openers, including games in Pullman, Spokane and Seattle. Since 1990 the Cougars boast a15-7 record in home debuts, and are 25-12 dating back to the start o the 1975 season. Head coachMike Leach is 9-1 in season openers and has won seven straight.
 WSU QUICK HITS:
 
• WSU head coaches own a 24-6-1 all-time record in their rst game as the Cougars head man.• When playing on a Thursday, the Cougars have won ve straight regular season games but have
only won three straight overall due to the loss to Michigan in the 1998 Rose Bowl that also came ona Thursday. The 46-41 win over BYU in 1989 was on a Thursday.
• This will be the rst time WSU is playing on ESPN or an ESPN network, since 2006 when ESPN2 car
-ried the Cougars loss at Auburn but the last time on ESPN, WSU posted a 55-21 victory over Nevadain Reno. WSU is 7-5 all-time when playing on an ESPN network, including our straight on ESPN.
• Against nonconference teams from the mountain time zone, the Cougars have won eight straight
games. When playing against nonconerence teams in the mountain time zone, WSU has won ourstraight.
COLLEGE GAMEDAY RECORD:
In addition to Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, ESPN’sCollege Gameday has had another constant – the WSU fag, which this weekend will be making its118th consecutive appearance on the weekly show, dating back to the beginning o the 2004 season.Two fags – Ol’ Crimson and Whitey – have been fown in the background o the Gameday set bydozens o riends and alumni. WSU recognized the Gameday fag wavers in a pregame ceremonyprior to the Montana State game last season. In addition to the fags that fy, there is a traveling fagsigned by the holders ater each episode. The traveling fag is retired ater each season, the rst owhich is hanging in WSU’s Alumni Center.
GAME 1
 WASHINGTON STATEvs.BYU
Thursday, Aug. 30 7:15 p.m. (PT) LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) Provo, Utah 
2011 RECORD 4-8 (2-7 Pac-12) 2011 RECORD 10-3 
 WEEKLY RELEASE - AUGUST 27, 2012
TV
ESPNJoe Tessitore (Play-by-Play)Matt Millen (Color)Shannon Spake (Sideline)
RADIO
Washington State IMG College Sports NetworkBob Robertson (Play-by-Play)Bud Nameck (Color)Shawn McWashington (Color)Jessamyn McIntyre (Sideline)
 
2012 COUGAR
FOOTBALL
2012
WASHINGTON STATE
FOOTBALL
2
PAC-12 CONFERENCE
MONDAY - AUG. 27
Practice3:30 p.m.Coaches AvailableTo Media
TUESDAY - AUG. 28
Practice3:30 p.m.Coaches AvailableTo Media
 WEDNESDAY - AUG. 29
Depart orProvo
THURSDAY - AUG. 30
WSU@BYU7:15 p.m. (PT)
FRIDAY - AUG. 31
Practice8 p.m.Coaches AvailableTo Media
SATURDAY - SEPT. 1
No Practice
SUNDAY - SEPT. 2
Practice3:30 p.m
SCHEDULE AUG. 27-SEPT. 2
AUDIO ON INTERNET:
WSU’s ootball broad-casts are available on the Internet throughWSU’s web provider CBS College Sports. Theaddress is: www.wsucougars.com, then use theConnect link near the top o the page and go toCougars all Access.
 WSU ONLINE TICKETS:
WSU ootball tickets arenow available online at www.wsucougars.com,by clicking on the “Tickets” link on the rontpage. Tickets are available online 24 hours aday, up until the day beore the game. All ordersprocessed online can be mailed up to 10 daysprior to the game. Ater that all online orders willbe held or pickup at Will Call. For any questionsabout WSU tickets online, please call 800-Go-Cougs, Option 1, during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Tickets or all Cougar home and awaygames are available through the WSU Ticket O-ce or by calling 800-GO-COUGS.
 WSUCOUGARS.COM:
WSU releases, statistics,notes and depth chart inormation are loadedweekly on the WSU Athletics Home Page. Theaddress is: http://www.wsucougars.com.
COUGAR ATHLETICS ON THE WEB:
Connectwith Washington State University Athletics on the web at WSUCougars.com, the ocial web-site o Cougar Athletics, and on Twitter (twitter.com/WSUCougars_com), Facebook (acebook.com/WSUCougarAthletics) and YouTube (you- tube.com/WSUCougarAthletics) during the2011-12 season.
PAC-12 TELECONFERENCE:
The Pac-12 Coner-ence hosts a weekly teleconerence call eachTuesday during the ootball season. The telecon-erence call begins at 9:55 a.m., PT, while MikeLeach participates at 10:55 a.m. Contact thePac-12 media relations oce at 925-932-4411 ordetails and call-in inormation.
LEACH AND STUDENT-ATHLETE AVAILABILITY:
 WSU head ootball coach Mike Leach is avail-able or individual media interviews ollowingpractices Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday,along with ater each Cougar game. Arrange-ments or leach interviews other than those times must be made through the WSU Ath-letic Communications oce. WSU players areavailable or interviews ater each game and then during Monday’s weekly press coner-ence. Three student-athletes will be brought to the press conerence at 12:30 p.m. and will beavailable at that time. There will be no student-athlete availability ollowing practices duringgame week. Contact Bill Stevens (wsstevens@wsu.edu) or Bobby Alworth (bobby.alworth@wsu.edu) in the WSU Athletic CommunicationsOce. Media are reminded that they should notcontact student-athletes via their cell phones orsocial media accounts. All interviews need to bescheduled through the Athletic CommunicationsOce.
MEDIA INFORMATION
STANDINGS
NORTH DIVISON
Pac-12 Overall
Caliornia 0-0 0-0Oregon 0-0 0-0Oregon State 0-0 0-0Stanord 0-0 0-0Washington 0-0 0-0Washington State 0-0 0-0SOUTH DIVISON
Pac-12 Overall
Arizona 0-0 0-0Arizona State 0-0 0-0Colorado 0-0 0-0UCLA 0-0 0-0USC 0-0 0-0Utah 0-0 0-0 
THURSDAY, AUG. 30
Northern Colorado @ Utah, 4 p.m. (P12N)UCLA @ Rice, 4:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)Washington State @ BYU, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Northern Arizona @ Arizona State, 7:30 p.m. (P12N)
FRIDAY, AUG. 31
San Jose State @ Stanord, 7 p.m. (P12N)
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
Nevada @ Caliornia, Noon, (P12N)Nicholls State @ Oregon State, Noon (P12O)Colorado State vs. Colorado, 1 p.m. (FX)Hawaii @ USC, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)San Diego State @ Washington, 7:30 p.m. (P12N)Arkansas State @ Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)Toledo @ Arizona, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
THE WASHINGTON STATE IMG COLLEGE NETWORK
Cougar ootball games are broadcast live on the radio throughout the Pacic Northwest via theWashington State IMG College Sports Network. The22-station ootball network - one o the largest in thePac-12 - reaches rom British Columbia to Oregonand can be heard worldwide via the internet andXM Satellite radio. Cougar ootball broadcasts beginan hour beore kicko, carry through the game andconclude with postgame interviews with student-athletes and coaches.710 ESPN will air a weekly season-long segmenteaturing WSU head coach Mike Leach heard eachThursday during the “Kevin Calabro Show with JimMoore” along with special Cougar Athletics pro-gramming on both 710 ESPN Seattle and KTTH 770AM. In addition, a WSU section and archived gamepodcasts will be highlighted on the 710 Sports pageo MyNorthwest.com.IMG College produces the Washington StateIMG College Sports Network, which also eaturesradio coverage o WSU men’s basketball, baseball,women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, and theCougar Coaches Show in the all and winter seasons.IMG College, ounded in 1992 in its corporatehome o Winston-Salem, NC, manages corporatemarketing opportunities and on-site promotions atWSU ootball and basketball games as well as over-sees sales or all signage at Martin Stadium, FrielCourt at Beasley Coliseum and all Cougar competi- tion sites.
LOCATION STATION FREQUENCY
Aberdeen KWOK* 1490 AMBellingham KPUG/KBAI 1170/930 AMCentralia KMNT 104.3 FMCle Elum KEYG 98.5 FMColville KCVL 1240 AMGrand Coulee KEYG* 98.5 FMLewiston KCLK 1430 AMLongview KBAM 1270 AMMoses Lake KBSN 1470 AMMount Vernon KAPS 660 AMOlympia KGY* 96.9 FMOmak KNCW* 92.7 FMPasco KONA 610 AMPortland KKPZ 1330 AMPullman KHTR 104.3 FMPullman KQQQ 1150 AMSeattle KIRO 710 AMSpokane KXLY 920 AMTri-Cities KONA 610 AMWalla Walla KGDC 1320 AMWenatchee KKRT 900 AMYakima KJOX 1390 AMInternet wsucougars.comXM Satellite Radio* Football only
 
2012 COUGAR
FOOTBALL
WSUCOUGARS.COM
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FOUNDED:
1890
NICKNAME:
Cougars
COLORS:
Crimson and Gray
CONFERENCE:
Pac-12
ENROLLMENT:
19,255
LOCATION:
P. O. Box 641602Pullman, WA 99164-1602
STADIUM:
Martin Stadium (33,522 - FieldTur)
PRESIDENT:
Elson S. Floyd
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:
Bill Moos
FACULTY ATHLETIC REP:
Ken Casavant
TICKET OFFICE:
509-335-9626, 800-GO-COUGS
GENERAL DEPARTMENT:
509-335-0311
WSU ATHLETICS FAX:
509-335-5197
WSU ATHLETICS WEBSITE:
www.wsucougars.com
HEAD COACH:
Mike Leach
ALMA MATER:
BYU, 1983 
CAREER RECORD (Season):
84-43 (11th) 
WSU RECORD (Season):
0-0 (1st) 
WSU PAC-12 RECORD (Season):
0-0 (1st) 
CAREER BOWL RECORD (Games):
5-4 (10)
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR:
 Mike Breske (1st)
LINEBACKERS:
 Je Choate (1st)
RUNNING BACKS:
 Jim Mastro (1st)
OFFENSIVE LINE:
 Clay McGuire (1st)
INSIDE RECEIVERS:
 Eric Morris (1st)
ASST. HEAD COACH/SPECIAL TEAMS:
 Eric Russell (1st)
DEFENSIVE LINE:
 Joe Salave’a (1st)
OUTSIDE RECEIVERS:
 Dennis Simmons (1st)
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS:
 Paul Volero (1st)
ASSOCIATE A.D./CHIEF OF STAFF:
 Dave Emerick (1st)
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS:
 Antonio Human (1st)
HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH:
 Jason Loscalzo (1st)
ASST. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH:
 Casey Kramer (1st)
2011 RECORD:
4-8
PAC-12 RECORD:
2-7
PAC-12 FINISH:
11th, 6th-North
POSTSEASON:
NA
WSU ALL-TIME RECORD:
501-513-45 (115 Seasons)
CONFERENCE RECORD:
250-344-25
WSU BOWL RECORD:
6-4 (10) 
1916 Rose Bowl:
WSU 14 - Brown 0 
1931 Rose Bowl:
Alabama 24 - WSU 0 
1981 Holiday Bowl:
BYU 38 - WSU 36 
1988 Aloha Bowl:
WSU 24 - Houston 22 
1992 Copper Bowl:
WSU 31 - Utah 28 
1994 Alamo Bowl:
WSU 10 - Baylor 3 
1997 Rose Bowl:
Michigan 21 - WSU 16 
2001 Sun Bowl:
WSU 33 - Purdue 27 
2003 Rose Bowl:
Oklahoma 34 - WSU 14 
2003 Holiday Bowl:
WSU 28 - Texas 20
WSU QUICK FACTS
 WSU AGAINST NONCONFERENCE OPPONENTS:
Since the opening o the 2001 season, WSU is 24-8against unranked nonconerence opponents. WSU has wins over Idaho (seven times), MontanaState (3 times), Nevada (twice), New Mexico (twice), Boise State, Purdue, Colorado, GramblingState, Baylor, Portland State, SMU, Idaho State and UNLV.
 WILSON AMONG PAC-12’S CAREER LEADERS:
Junior wide receiver Marquess Wilson enters the2012 campaign the Pac-12 Conerence’s active career leader in receiving yards with 2,394, goodor No. 47 all-time in Pac-12 history. His 1,388 receiving yards in 2011 was the 12th most in Pac-12history.
TUEL TO WILSON ADDING UP:
Senior quarterback Je Tuel and junior wide receiver MarquessWilson have connected 61 times or 1,097 yards and seven touchdowns.
 WILSON PLACED ON PAIR OF PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS:
Junior wide receiver MarquessWilson was named to CBSSports.com Preseason All-America rst team and the SI.COM PreseasonAll-America second team.
TUEL NAMED TO DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD AND JOHNNY UNITAS AWARD WATCH LISTS:
Seniorquarterback Je Tuel was named to The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® watch list.The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best collegequarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. Coming o an im-pressive sophomore campaign, Tuel appeared in three games while battling through injuries lastseason. As a sophomore in 2010, Tuel threw or 2,780 yards and 18 touchdowns while starting all 12games.
FURNEY NAMED TO LOU GROZA AWARD WATCH LIST:
Junior kicker Andrew Furney was named toThe Lou Groza Award watch. Furney was named one o 20 seminalists to the same award during the 2011 campaign. Last season, Furney was 14-o-16 in eld goal attempts to post the best eld goalpercentage in WSU single-season history. He recorded a season-long o 51 and was 5-or-5 rom40-plus yards.
LONG NAMED TO THREE PRESEASON WATCH LISTS:
Senior linebacker Travis Long was named topreseason watch lists or the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Top Deensive Player), Butkus Award (TopLinebacker) and Rotary Lombardi Award (Top Lineman or Linebacker). Long enters the 2012 seasonhaving started all 36 games o his Cougar career. He is a three-time all-conerence selection, earn-ing second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2011. Last season he led WSU with our sacks, collected 12 tackles-or-loss, which ranked th in the Pac-12, and had 42 total tackles rom his deensive endposition.
 WILSON NAMED TO MAXWELL AWARD AND BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LISTS:
Junior widereceiver Marquess Wilson has been named to the preseason watch lists or the annual MaxwellAward, given to the nation’s top collegiate ootball player, and the Fred Biletniko Award, given to the nation’s top receiver. Wilson enters the 2012 season coming o back-to-back 1,000-yard sea-sons. In 2011 he set WSU single-season records with 82 receptions and 1,388 receiving yards and tied or second-most in a season with 12 touchdown receptions. Wilson led the Pac-12 in receivingyards per game at 115.7 and earned Yahoo! Sports All-America second team and Sports IllustratedAll-America honorable mention honors.
 WILSON SETS SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS:
Wide receiver Marquess Wilson 223-yard perormanceagainst Arizona State last season pushed him past Brandon Gibson (1,180 yards in 2007) as theschool’s all-time single-season receiving leader. Wilson ended the 2011 season with 1,388 yardson 82 catches while averaging 115.7 yards per game. Those numbers put him sixth nationally inreceiving yards per game (rst in the Pac-12), while he is tied or 17th in catches. His 82 receptionssurpassed WSU’s previous single-season leader Nakoa McElrath (2001) by 10. Against ASU Wilsonbecame the second Cougar with multiple 1,000-yard season, joining current Jacksonville Jaguarreceiver Jason Hill, who had 1,007 and 1,097 receiving yards in 2004 and 2005.
 WILSON’S BIG PLAYS:
Marquess Wilson’s 85-yard touchdown catch against Arizona State wasn’this rst big play o his career. In 24 games, the junior wideout owns seven career touchdown catch-es or 50-plus yards, including ve in 2011. Dating back to the 1984 season, the only Cougar withas many touchdown catches o 50-plus yards is ormer Cougar great Tim Stallworth who also hadseven.
FOUR IN A ROW FOR HORTON:
Junior cornerback Damante Horton’s interception at Oregon lastseason marked his ourth-straight game with an interception and the rst our o his career. Horton’spick against the Ducks was taken back 76 yards or a touchdown, the sixth-longest interceptionreturn or a score in school history. Horton’s our interceptions leads the Pac-12. The last time aCougar intercepted a pass in our consecutive games occurred when Jason David picked o passesin ve straight during the 2002 season, when he nished the year with seven and helped the Cougsearn a trip to the Rose Bowl.
SINGLE-SEASON RECEPTIONS1. Marquess Wilson, 2011 82
2. Nakoa McElrath, 2001 72
SINGLE-SEASONRECEIVING YARDS1. Marquess Wilson, 2011 1,388
2. Brandon Gibson, 2007 1,180
 WSU CAREER RECEPTIONS
1. Michael Bumpus, 2004-07 1955. Phillip Bobo, 1990-92 148Jason Hill, 2003-06 1487. Nian Taylor, 1996-99 1408. Doug Flansburg, 1965-67 139
9. Marquess Wilson, 2010- 137 WSU CAREER RECEIVING YARDS
1. Brandon Gibson, 2005-08 2,7562. Jason Hill, 2003-06 2,7043. Hugh Campbell, 1960-62 2,4594. Nian Taylor, 1996-99 2,447
5. Marquess Wilson, 2010- 2,394 WSU CAREER RECEIVING TDS
1. Jason Hill, 2003-06 322. Hugh Campbell, 1960-62 223. Jared Karstetter, 2008-11 194. Nian Taylor, 1996-99 18Deron Pointer, 1991-93 18Devard Darling, 2002-03 18
Marquess Wilson, 2010- 18

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