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1960 Washington Huskies football team

The 1960 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington during the 1960 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Seattle at Husky Stadium.

1960 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Helms Poll national champion
Rose Bowl champion
AAWU champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–7 vs. Minnesota
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1960 record10–1 (4–0 AAWU)
Head coachJim Owens (4th season)
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Washington $ 4 0 0     10 1 0
USC 3 1 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 2 0     7 2 1
California 1 3 0     2 7 1
Stanford 0 4 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Under fourth-year head coach Jim Owens, Washington was 9–1 in the regular season and 4–0 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU). Led on the field by senior quarterback Bob Schloredt, an All-American the previous year, the Huskies started the season ranked third. Schloredt broke his collarbone in the fifth game, against UCLA,[1] and did not play again in the regular season.[2][3] Bob Hivner took over at quarterback and won the game plus the next five.

A one-point loss on a last-minute field goal by Orange Bowl-bound Navy two weeks earlier in Seattle was the season's only blemish.[4][5] The Huskies returned to the Rose Bowl to meet the top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference on January 2. A seven-point underdog,[6] sixth-ranked Washington upset Minnesota 17–7 for consecutive Rose Bowl wins.[3][7][8] Schloredt returned at quarterback and was the player of the game for a second straight year.[3]

The final rankings in this era were released at the end of the regular season, prior to the bowl games.[9][10] Washington outscored all opponents by a combined total of 272 to 107.[11]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17Pacific (CA)*No. 3W 55–639,047
September 24Idaho*No. 3
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [13]
W 41–1235,996
October 1No. 17 Navy*No. 3
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [4][5]
L 14–1557,379
October 8at StanfordNo. 12W 29–1024,032
October 15No. 15 UCLANo. 13
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [1]
W 10–854,152
October 22at No. 18 Oregon State*No. 8W 30–2936,833
October 29Oregon*No. 9
W 7–655,235
November 5at USCNo. 7W 34–043,475
November 12CaliforniaNo. 6
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [17]
W 27–755,884
November 19at Washington State*No. 5W 8–728,750
January 2, 1961vs. No. 1 Minnesota*No. 6W 17–797,314
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Schloredt's shoulder broken in UW win". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 16, 1960.
  2. ^ "Schloredt out until 'Rose Bowl game'". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 17, 1960. p. 3B.
  3. ^ a b c d Missildine, Harry (January 3, 1961). "Schloredt leads Huskies to win". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 16.
  4. ^ a b "Mather punches field goal as Navy nips Huskies, 15-14". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 2, sports.
  5. ^ a b "Field goal trips UW by 15-14". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 1B.
  6. ^ Missildine, Harry (January 2, 1961). "Gophers given TD edge over Huskies". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 14.
  7. ^ a b Barry, Howard (January 3, 1961). "Gophers beaten in Rose Bowl, 17-7". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 4.
  8. ^ a b Harvey, Paul, III (January 3, 1961). "Huskies whip Gophers, 17–7". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 2B.
  9. ^ "Gophers win title". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 30, 1960. p. 13.
  10. ^ "Gophers top final poll". Bend Bulletin. Oregon. UPI. November 29, 1960. p. 3.
  11. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  12. ^ Hewins, Jack (September 18, 1960). "Huskies overwhelm COP's Tigers, 55-6". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. p. 2, sports.
  13. ^ "Foregone conclusion true -- Washington waxes Vandals". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. September 25, 1960. p. 2, sports.
  14. ^ Harvey, Paul, III (October 23, 1960). "Huskies rally to nip Oregon Staters, 30-29". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  15. ^ "Washington nips Webfoots, 7-6, on Hivner-McKeta pass". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 30, 1960. p. 2, sports.
  16. ^ "Huskies strike early, grab 34-0 shutout win over USC". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 6, 1960. p. 1B.
  17. ^ "Huskies nab league title with victory". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 13, 1960. p. 1B.
  18. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 20, 1960). "Cougars go down in grim gallant glory, 8-7". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 16.
  19. ^ "Cougar upset bid falls point short". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 20, 1960. p. 1B.