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1977 Washington Huskies football team

The 1977 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8). The Huskies were led by third-year head coach Don James and played their home games at Husky Stadium in Seattle. They finished the regular season at 7–4 overall, were champions of the Pac-8 at 6–1, and earned a trip to the Rose Bowl on January 2.[1][2]

1977 Washington Huskies football
Pacific-8 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 27–20 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 10
1977 record8–4 (6–1 Pac-8)
Head coachDon James (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorDick Scesniak (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Mora (3rd season)
MVPWarren Moon (QB)
CaptainBlair Bush (C)
CaptainDave Browning (DT)
CaptainWarren Moon (QB)
CaptainMike Rohrbach (LB)
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
(c. 72,500, AstroTurf)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 Washington $   6 1         8 4  
No. 15 Stanford   5 2         9 3  
No. 13 USC   5 2         8 4  
California   3 4         7 4  
Washington State   3 4         6 5  
Oregon   1 6         2 9  
Oregon State   0 7         2 9  
UCLA   0 7         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † – UCLA forfeited 7 wins (5 conference wins) due to ineligible players.
Rankings from AP Poll

The Huskies were fourteen-point underdogs to #4 Michigan, but upset the Wolverines 27–20.[3][4][5]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 10No. 16 Mississippi State*L 18–27† (later vacated)[6]
[better source needed]
45,050
September 17San Jose State*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 24–336,489
September 24at Syracuse*L 20–2212,839
October 1at Minnesota*L 17–1931,895
October 8at OregonW 54–029,500
October 15Stanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 45–2146,529
October 22Oregon State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 14–646,677
October 29at UCLAL 12–20† (later vacated)[6]38,692
November 5at CaliforniaW 50–3138,812
November 12No. 14 USC
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 28–1059,501
November 19Washington StateNo. 19
W 35–1560,964
January 2, 1978vs. No. 4 Michigan*No. 13W 27–20105,312  
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Games were subsequently vacated or forfeited to Washington[6]

RosterEdit

1977 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 58 Blair Bush Sr
QB 1 Warren Moon Sr
QB 12 Tom Flick Fr
  Scott Greenwood
T 78 Curt Marsh Fr
RB 24 Joe Steele So
T 63 Jeff Toews Jr
C 56 Tom Turnure So
RB 45 Toussaint Tyler Fr
T 79 Randy Van Divier Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 65 Dave Browning Jr
CB 23 Nesby Glasgow Jr
LB Bruce Harrell
LB 5 Michael Jackson Jr
CB 19 Mark Lee So
DT 61 Chris Linnin So
DE 73 Doug Martin So
LB 48 Antowaine Richardson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 7 Steve Robbins Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt
Source:[7]

Game summariesEdit

Game 9 at CaliforniaEdit

Washington Huskies at California Golden Bears
1 2 34Total
Washington 3 14 211250
California 7 14 01031

at Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California

  • Date: November 5
  • Game attendance: 38,812
  • [8]

USCEdit

1 234Total
USC 0 307 10
Washington 0 7147 28
Source:[9]

Washington StateEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 0 0015 15
Washington 21 770 35
Source:[1][2]

NFL DraftEdit

Two Huskies were selected in the 1978 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds (334 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Blair Bush Center 1st 16 Cincinnati Bengals
Dave Browning Defensive End 2nd 54 Oakland Raiders
Source:[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Huskies freeze Cougars and get a bowl bid, too". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. November 20, 1977. p. 3B.
  2. ^ a b Missildine, Harry (November 20, 1977). "UW earns somebody's bowl". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  3. ^ Missidine, Harry (January 3, 1978). "Jackson rescues Washington". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 19.
  4. ^ "Huskies prove worthy". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. January 3, 1978. p. 13.
  5. ^ "Huskies go from rags to roses". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 3, 1978. p. 1C.
  6. ^ a b c http://football.stassen.com/cgi-bin/records/fetch-team.pl?team=Washington
  7. ^ "The Lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 8, 1977. p. 3B.
  8. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Nov 06. Retrieved 2019-Jan-06.
  9. ^ "Huskies stop – USC – and smell the roses". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. November 13, 1977. p. 1C.
  10. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1985.htm
  11. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MoonWa00.htm

External linksEdit

  • YouTube – UW video – "The James Gang Arrives" (1977 season)