2022 Washington State Cougars Football Schedule: Dates, Times and Analysis

Year 1 of the Jake Dickert era begins in Pullman, and the Washington State Cougars are hoping to bowl and maybe surprise in the PAC-12 North. Dickert was named interim coach a year ago and showed enough in a 3-2 season finale to be brought back as program leader.

Eric Morris was named offensive coordinator after committing flashy offenses at FCS Incarnate Word School. Quarterback Cameron Ward, Morris’ quarterback a year ago, is a potential star as the leader of this Air Raid program. Only 10 starters return, and the new offense must click to avoid a down year.

Here’s a look at the Washington State schedule with dates, times, opponents and analysis:

Week 1 – against the Idaho Vandals

Date: September 3

Time: 9:30 p.m. ET

Cameron Ward and this new-look offense have a chance to shine in Week 1 against the Idaho Vandals. The Cougars have won nine straight in this series.

Week 2 – at Wisconsin Badgers

Date: September 10

Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

These teams only played twice, with Washington State dropping out of both competitions. This is a tough non-conference road test, and the Cougars are significant underdogs.

Week 3 – against the Colorado State Rams

Date: September 17

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

The only meeting between these schools was in the 2013 New Mexico Bowl when the Cougars collapsed in the fourth quarter to lose 48-45. The Colorado State Rams will be in the first year of the Jay Norvell era and will have a new Air Raid offense.

Week 4 – against the Oregon Ducks

Date: September 24

Time: To be determined

Conference play begins with a home game against Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks. Washington State faced the Oregon Ducks in surprisingly close fashion, splitting the last eight meetings.

Week 5 – against the California Golden Bears

Date: October 1st

Time: To be determined

This is the fourth home game in the first five weeks. The home team has won five of the last six games in this series, and the Bears have returned only seven starters.

Week 6 – at USC Trojans

Date: October 8

Time: To be determined

Washington State has struggled in this series, going just 10-65 against the USC Trojans. Lincoln Riley makes a brief stop in the PAC-12 before jumping ship for the Big Ten.

Week 7 – at Oregon State Beavers

Date: October 15

Time: To be determined

This is the second of consecutive road games. The Cougars have won eight straight games against the Oregon State Beavers.

Week 8 – GOODBYE

Week 9 – vs. Utah Utes

Date: October 27

Time: 10:00 p.m. ET

The Cougars have winnable games at the end of their schedule, but it’s a tough game against the defending PAC-12 champions. Both teams will enjoy a bye for Thursday’s game.

Week 10 – at Stanford Cardinal

Date: November 5

Time: To be determined

Washington State has won five straight in this series. The Stanford Cardinal went just 3-9 a year ago, but he turned over 17 starters and has a talented offense.

Week 11 – vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

Date: November 12

Time: To be determined

Washington State has won three of the last four in this series. The Arizona State Sun Devils were one of the most talented teams in the conference a year ago. However, many players were transferred during a tumultuous offseason under coach Herm Edwards.

Week 12 – at the Arizona Wildcats

Date: November 19

Time: To be determined

The Cougars had won four of the last five meetings. The Arizona Wildcats went just 1-11 a year ago but have reason to expect improvement in the second year under Jeff Fisch.

Week 13 – against the Washington Huskies

Date: November 26

Time: To be determined

Jake Dickert hopes to keep the good vibes going after beating rival Washington Huskies 40-13 in last year’s Apple Cup.

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