Former Washington State football coach Robert "Bert" Clark Jr., whose 1965 "Cardiac Kids" beat three Big Ten teams on the road, has died. He was 74.

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Former Washington State football coach Robert “Bert” Clark Jr., whose 1965 “Cardiac Kids” beat three Big Ten teams on the road, has died. He was 74.

Clark died Monday in Katy, Texas, the school said in a statement Friday. A graveside service was scheduled Saturday in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Clark, who played linebacker at Oklahoma under Bud Wilkinson, coached at Washington State from 1964-1967, compiling a 15-24-1 record. His 1965 team was the most successful at 7-3, with close road wins over Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana to earn the nickname “Cardiac Kids.”

He later was an assistant at New Mexico and with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League before returning to Texas and entering private business. Clark was a stock broker in Dallas and Galveston.

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