1984 Washington Huskies football team
The 1984 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its tenth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled an 11–1 record, was ranked a close second in the two major polls, and outscored its opponents 352 to 145.
|1984 Washington Huskies football|
NCF national champion (Berryman, FB News)
Orange Bowl champion
|1984 record||11–1 (6–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Don James (10th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Gary Pinkel (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Jim Lambright (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Husky Stadium|
|1984 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 10 USC $||7||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 2 Washington||6||–||1||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 9 UCLA||5||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Washington upset Michigan in Ann Arbor in September, and had climbed up to the top ranking, but fell to #14 USC in Los Angeles on November 10. The Huskies rebounded the next week to win the Apple Cup over Washington State in Pullman and finished the regular season at 10–1.
Following the Orange Bowl victory over second-ranked Oklahoma, NCAA-deemed "major selectors":107 of Clyde Berryman (QPRS), Football News, and National Championship Foundation (NCF), each selected Washington as their national champion, with NCF splitting its selection with the BYU Cougars.:113
Ron Holmes was selected as the team's most valuable player. Jimmy Rodgers was selected for the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational award. Dan Eernissee, Danny Greene, Tim Meamber, and Jimmy Rodgers were the team captains.
|September 8||Northwestern*||No. 19||W 26–0||55,364|
|September 15||at No. 3 Michigan*||No. 16||W 20–11||103,072|
|September 22||Houston*||No. 9||W 35–7||61,045|
|September 29||Miami (OH)*||No. 6||W 53–7||56,900|
|October 6||at Oregon State||No. 3||W 19–7||40,000|
|October 13||at Stanford||No. 2||W 37–15||44,500|
|October 20||Oregon||No. 1||W 17–10||58,088|
|October 27||Arizona||No. 1||W 28–12||59,876|
|November 3||California||No. 1||W 44–14||59,462|
|November 10||at No. 14 USC||No. 1||L 7–16||71,838|
|November 17||at Washington State||No. 8||W 38–29||40,000|
|January 1, 1985||vs. No. 2 Oklahoma*||No. 4||W 28–17||56,294|
|1984 Washington Huskies football team roster|
- "It's close, but Washington is No. 2". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire services. January 3, 1985. p. 19.
- "Washington Yearly Results (1980–1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- "At right time, Huskies show right stuff, 20-11". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 16, 1984. p. 7E.
- "USC claims Pac-10 title over Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 5C.
- "USC 'good enough;' No. 1 Huskies fall, 16-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 1E.
- Devlin, Vince (November 18, 1984). "This one meant plenty to Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
- Boling, Dave (November 18, 1984). "Third time's a charm – at least for Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
- "Huskies bark bowl after biting Cougs". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 18, 1984. p. 9E.
- Blanchette, John (January 2, 1985). "Huskies leave 'em Orange with envy". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
- "Huskies vote:'We're No. 1'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1985. p. 1C.
- Roffe, Dave (January 2, 1985). "Huskies enjoy sweet time in Miami". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. p. D1.
- 2016 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- Conrad, John (October 21, 1984). "Washington ducks a bullet, 17-10". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). p. 1F.
- "Huskies win, then the battle starts". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). wire services. October 28, 1984. p. 7E.
- "Top-ranked Huskies await the 'big game'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 4, 1984. p. 1C.
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