In Pullman Washington, they have one of college football’s best offensive minds in head coach Mike Leach roaming the sidelines of Martin Stadium. Leach was successful in turning the Texas Tech Red Raiders into one of college football’s most exciting teams earlier in this decade and is now in the process of doing the same at Washington State.
Martin Stadium has seen some better football since Leach arrived. It is a program that won only five times in three seasons between 2008 and 201. In the last three years under Leach, the Cougars have gone 3-9, 6-7 and 3-9. That might not sound like much, but 12 wins in three years is a whole lot better than five.
Martin Stadium holds a little over 35,000 fans. That is a very small venue for a Power Five Conference program. This is one of the big reasons the Cougars have trouble keeping up with schools like USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon, and big rival Washington. But this also works in the fans favor because any seat at Martin Stadium is close to the action.
Imagine the worst seats at Martin Stadium in the 93,000 seats L. A. Coliseum. That same view would be considered an expensive ticket. So if you want to see USC or Oregon or Stanford up close, Martin Stadium may be your best option.
This year’s Cougars home schedule includes Portland State, Wyoming, Oregon State, Stanford, Arizona State and Colorado.
When you go watch the Cougars play at Martin Stadium, you will be watching the best team in college football competing to earn a spot in the playoffs or one of several big bowl games with PAC 12 tie-ins. The Cougars have played in the Rose Bowl twice since 1998 and have also played in the Holiday Bowl twice, the Alamo Bowl and two seasons ago played in an exciting New Mexico Bowl. They will be trying to make a bowl game for the second time in Leach’s four years in Pullman in 2015.
Some of the players who went from Washington State into the NFL include Rueben Mayes, Jack Thompson, Ryan Leaf, and Mark Rypien who won a Super Bowl as a starting quarterback with the Washington Redskins.
So enjoy PAC 12 football with your favorite concession items such as sausages, hot dogs and pizzas at very reasonable prices for the PAC 12 and watch Coach Leach’s Cougars light up the scoreboard against the best PAC 12 teams.
Bring your stadium seats and cushions because Martin Stadium is old school football on aluminum benches. Martin Stadium does have a giant video board that rivals any in the PAC 12 so you can enjoy your replays.
Get you tickets now for Cougars football because they are sure to sell quickly for the 2015 campaign. Don’t delay!