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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,[1] and outscored its opponents 352 to 145.[2]

1984 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
NCF national champion (Berryman, FB News)
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 28–17 vs. Oklahoma
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1984 record11–1 (6–1 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Pinkel (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (8th season)
MVPRon Holmes
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Arizona 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     2 9 0
California 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Washington upset Michigan in Ann Arbor in September,[3] and had climbed up to the top ranking, but fell to #14 USC in Los Angeles on November 10.[4][5] The Huskies rebounded the next week to win the Apple Cup over Washington State in Pullman and finished the regular season at 10–1.[6][7][8]

Following the Orange Bowl victory over second-ranked Oklahoma,[9][10][11] NCAA-deemed "major selectors"[12]: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.[12]:113

Ron Holmes was selected as the team's most valuable player. Jim Rodgers was selected for the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational award. Dan Eernissee, Danny Greene, Tim Meamber, and Rodgers were the team captains.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 8Northwestern*No. 19W 26–055,364
September 15at No. 3 Michigan*No. 16W 20–11103,072  
September 22Houston*No. 9
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 35–761,045
September 29Miami (OH)*No. 6
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 53–756,900
October 6at Oregon StateNo. 3W 19–740,000
October 13at StanfordNo. 2W 37–1544,500
October 20OregonNo. 1
W 17–1058,088
October 27ArizonaNo. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [14]
W 28–1259,876
November 3CaliforniaNo. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [15]
W 44–1459,462
November 10at No. 14 USCNo. 1L 7–1671,838
November 17at Washington StateNo. 8W 38–2940,000
January 1, 1985vs. No. 2 Oklahoma*No. 4W 28–1756,294
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

1984 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 78 Tim Burnham Jr
QB 17 Chris Chandler Fr
C 51 Dan Eernissee (C) Sr
FB 30 Rick Fenney So
G 72 Kevin Gogan Sr
WR 80 Danny Greene (C) Sr
WR 1 Lonzell Hill So
FB 45 Walt Hunt Sr
TE 84 Rod Jones So
TE 82 Scott Jones Fr
T 75 Dennis Maher Sr
QB 12 Hugh Millen Jr
WR 19 Mark Pattison Sr
G 67 Al Robertson Sr
RB 28 Jacque Robinson Sr
QB 14 Paul Sicuro Sr
T 68 Garth Thomas So
TE 88 Tony Wroten Sr
T 50 Mike Zandofsky Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 93 Steve Alvord So
LB 55 Ricky Andrews Fr
LB 46 Tom Erlandson Fr
DT 91 Brian Habib Fr
LB 56 Ron Hadley Jr
DT 90 Ron Holmes Sr
CB 24 Vestee Jackson Jr
LB 38 Joe Kelly Jr
LB 56 Joe Krakoski Sr
DT 95 Tony Lewis Sr
LB 42 Tim Meamber (C) Sr
CB 4 J. C. Pearson Sr
FS 26 Tim Peoples So
SS 39 Jim Rodgers (C) Sr
LB 51 Reggie Rogers So
LB 5 Fred Small Sr
DB 31 Tony Zackery Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 9 Thane Cleland So
K 18 Jeff Jaeger So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt
Source:[16][17][18][19]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 18 19 16 9 6 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (37) 1 (45) 1 (50) 1 (50) 8 5 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 2 (16) 
Coaches 17 18 16 8 5 4 (3) 3 (3) 1 (24) 1 (30) 1 (24) 1 (30) 5 5 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (11)

Game summariesEdit

NorthwesternEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1983 W 34–0

at MichiganEdit

1 234Total
No. 16 Huskies 3 7100 20
No. 3 Wolverines 0 308 11
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–5 1983 W 25–24

[20]

HoustonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Miami (OH)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

CaliforniaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
30–32–4 1982 W 50–7

at USCEdit

Washington at USC
1 234Total
No. 1 Huskies 0 700 7
No. 14 Trojans 3 3010 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–34–3 1983 W 24–0

[21]

at Washington StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
48–22–6 1983 L 6–17

vs. Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)Edit

Washington vs. Oklahoma
1 234Total
No. 4 Huskies 14 0014 28
No. 2 Sooners 0 1403 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[22]

NFL DraftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "It's close, but Washington is No. 2". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire services. January 3, 1985. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980–1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "At right time, Huskies show right stuff, 20-11". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 16, 1984. p. 7E.
  4. ^ a b "USC claims Pac-10 title over Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 5C.
  5. ^ a b "USC 'good enough;' No. 1 Huskies fall, 16-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 1E.
  6. ^ a b Devlin, Vince (November 18, 1984). "This one meant plenty to Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  7. ^ a b Boling, Dave (November 18, 1984). "Third time's a charm – at least for Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  8. ^ a b "Huskies bark bowl after biting Cougs". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 18, 1984. p. 9E.
  9. ^ a b Blanchette, John (January 2, 1985). "Huskies leave 'em Orange with envy". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  10. ^ a b "Huskies vote:'We're No. 1'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1985. p. 1C.
  11. ^ a b Roffe, Dave (January 2, 1985). "Huskies enjoy sweet time in Miami". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. p. D1.
  12. ^ a b 2016 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  13. ^ Conrad, John (October 21, 1984). "Washington ducks a bullet, 17-10". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). p. 1F.
  14. ^ "Huskies win, then the battle starts". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). wire services. October 28, 1984. p. 7E.
  15. ^ "Top-ranked Huskies await the 'big game'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 4, 1984. p. 1C.
  16. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 6, 1984. p. 4B.
  17. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 20, 1984. p. 2C.
  18. ^ "Apple Cup: starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 17, 1984. p. 18.
  19. ^ "Probable starters". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 17, 1984. p. 6C.
  20. ^ "MICHIGAN IS UPSET BY WASHINGTON, 20-11". The New York Times. September 16, 1984. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "USC Upsets Washington". Washington Post. November 11, 1984. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  22. ^ "WASHINGTON RALLIES TO OVERCOME OKLAHOMA". The New York Times. January 2, 1985. Retrieved November 4, 2019.