|1997 Washington State Cougars football|
|1997 record||10–2 (7–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Mike Price (9th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||John McDonell (4th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Bill Doba (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Martin Stadium
|1997 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 9 Washington State +||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 5 UCLA +||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 14 Arizona State||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|No. 18 Washington||5||–||3||8||–||4|
The 1997 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their ninth season under head coach Mike Price, the Cougars compiled a 10–2 record (7–1 against Pac-10 opponents), won the Pac-10 championship, lost to Michigan in the 1998 Rose Bowl, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 483 to 296. The Cougars and played their home games at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.
|August 30||12:30 PM||UCLA||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||ABC||W 37–34||26,000|
|September 13||3:30 PM||at No. 23 USC||Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||FSN||W 28–21||51,655|
|September 20||9:30 AM||at Illinois*||No. 19||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||ESPN2||W 35–22||47,131|
|September 27||2:00 PM||Boise State*||No. 15||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||W 58–0||34,131|
|October 4||1:00 PM||at Oregon||No. 15||Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR||W 24–13||43,516|
|October 18||2:00 PM||California||No. 13||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||W 63–37||35,739|
|October 25||12:30 PM||Arizona||No. 10||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||ABC||W 35–34 OT||31,137|
|November 1||7:00 PM||at No. 20 Arizona State||No. 10||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||FSN||L 31–44||73,644|
|November 8||2:00 PM||Southwestern Louisiana*||No. 16||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||W 77–7||32,345|
|November 15||2:00 PM||Stanford||No. 14||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||W 38–28||40,306|
|November 22||12:30 PM||at No. 20 Washington||No. 11||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA - (Apple Cup)||ABC||W 41–35||74,268|
|January 1||2:00 PM||vs. No. 1 Michigan*||No. 8||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA - (Rose Bowl)||ABC||L 16–21||101,219|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.|
|Ryan Leaf||QB||1||2||San Diego Chargers|
|Leon Bender||DT||2||31||Oakland Raiders|
|Dorian Boose||DT||2||56||New York Jets|
|Jason McEndoo||T||7||197||Seattle Seahawks|
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