1964 Washington State Cougars football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1964 record3–6–1 (1–2–1 AAWU)
Head coach
Home stadiumRogers Field,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Oregon State ^ + 3 1 0 8 3 0
No. 10 USC + 3 1 0 7 3 0
Washington 5 2 0 6 4 0
UCLA 2 2 0 4 6 0
Stanford 3 4 0 5 5 0
Oregon 1 2 1 7 2 1
Washington State 1 2 1 3 6 1
California 0 4 0 3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Rose Bowl representative determined by longest absence, due to no head-to-head result and 4–4 tie in member vote.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) during the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach Bert Clark, the Cougars compiled a 3–6–1 record (1–2–1 in AAWU, tie for sixth), and were outscored 208 to 165.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dave Petersen with 478 passing yards, Clancy Williams with 783 rushing yards, and Tom Kelley with 218 receiving yards.[3] Williams was the ninth overall pick of the 1965 NFL Draft, selected in the first round by the Los Angeles Rams.[4][5]

Hired in January, Clark was previously an assistant at rival Washington for seven seasons under head coach Jim Owens; both had played collegiately at Oklahoma under hall of fame head coach Bud Wilkinson.[6][7][8] Clark's initial contract at WSU was for three years at $16,500 per year.[9]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19StanfordW 29–2319,000
September 26Wyoming*L 7–2817,500
October 3at Arizona*L 12–2829,400
October 10Pacific*
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
W 50–013,000
October 17at San Jose State*W 16–1413,000
October 24at Idaho*L 13–2817,778
October 31Oregon Statedagger
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 7–2416,000
November 7at OregonT 21–2119,000
November 14at Texas Tech*L 10–2825,500
November 21Washington
L 0–1436,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
Source:[2][10]

Roster

1964 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 71 Brian Beveridge Jr
T 72 Joe Broeker Sr
HB 10 Mike Cadigan So
G 66 Wally Dempsey Sr
FB 33 Larry Eilmes Jr
G 68 Wayne Foster Jr
HB 20 Bill Gaskins Jr
SE 83 Tom Kelley Jr
G 65 Jim Nelson Jr
T 77 Jim Paton Sr
QB 15 Dave Petersen So
QB 11 Tom Roth Jr
TE 88 Rich Sheron So
T 74 Bob Trygstad So
C 62 Ron Vrlicak So
HB 22 Clancy Williams Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 75 Bill Ebel Sr
P 83 Tom Kelley Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt
Source:[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Game summaries

Stanford

1 234Total
Stanford 10 373 23
Washington St 3 13013 29
Source:[17]

NFL Draft

Two Cougars were selected in the 1965 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Clancy Williams Running back 1 9 Los Angeles Rams
Dale Ford Running back 19 254 San Francisco 49ers

[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "1964 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "1964 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Williams, Leetzow early choices in draft; both sign contracts". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 29, 1964. p. 8.
  5. ^ a b "West Coast aces get draft calls". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 30, 1964. p. 14.
  6. ^ Johnson, Bob (January 14, 1964). "Bert Clark named Cougar grid coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 15.
  7. ^ Missildine, Harry (January 15, 1964). "Cougars sign Clark as head grid coach". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 14.
  8. ^ "Bert Clark, veteran Husky aide, new WSU grid coach". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). January 15, 1964. p. 8.
  9. ^ "WSU now 'arranging' new Clark contract". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). December 7, 1965. p. 12.
  10. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  11. ^ "Cougars vs. Indians: probable offensive starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 19, 1964. p. 9.
  12. ^ "Cougars vs. Vandals: probable offensive starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 24, 1964. p. 9.
  13. ^ "Beavers vs. Cougars: probable offensive starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 31, 1964. p. 10.
  14. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 8, 1964). "Indecisive homecoming: Ducks, Cougars tie". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  15. ^ "Cougars vs. Huskies: probable offensive starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 21, 1964. p. 9.
  16. ^ "2008 Football media guide" (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. 2008. pp. 172–191. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "WSU rallies for 29-23 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 20, 1964. p. 6B.