1989 Washington Huskies football team

The 1989 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fifteenth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled an 8–4 record, finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and outscored its opponents 332 to 225.[1] Bern Brostek was selected as the team's most valuable player. Dennis Brown, Cary Conklin, Martin Harrison, and Andre Riley were the team captains.

1989 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Freedom Bowl, W 34–7 vs. Florida
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 23
1989 record8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (15th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Pinkel (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (13th season)
MVPBern Brostek
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 USC $ 6 0 1     9 2 1
No. 23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
No. 25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Washington opened with two wins, lost three straight, then won five of six to complete the regular season at 7–4.

After missing bowl season the previous year, the Huskies traveled south to Anaheim Stadium and defeated Florida 34–7 in the Freedom Bowl. They led 27–7 at halftime and held All-American running back Emmitt Smith,[2] a future hall of famer, to just 17 yards on seven carries in his final college game.[3][4] The Huskies climbed up to #23 in the final AP poll.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 912:30 p.m.Texas A&M*W 19–669,434
September 1612:30 p.m.Purdue*No. 15
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [5]
W 38–966,392
September 237:00 p.m.at No. 23 ArizonaNo. 11L 17–2050,935
September 301:00 p.m.No. 5 Colorado*No. 21
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [7]
L 28–4569,152
October 712:30 p.m.at No. 9 USCL 16–2458,410
October 141:00 p.m.Oregon
W 20–1470,442
October 211:00 p.m.at CaliforniaW 29–1620,000
October 2812:30 p.m.at UCLAW 28–2748,801
November 412:30 p.m.Arizona State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [12]
L 32–3464,695
November 111:00 p.m.at Oregon StateW 51–1432,147
November 1812:30 p.m.Washington State
W 20–973,527
December 3011:00 a.m.vs. Florida*W 34–733,858
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RosterEdit

1989 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 5 Mario Bailey Fr
RB 42 Jay Berry Fr
C 60 Bern Brostek Sr
QB 11 Mark Brunell Fr
RB 29 Beno Bryant Fr
QB 10 Cary Conklin (C) Sr
OG 79 Ed Cunningham So
QB 12 Billy Joe Hobert Fr
FB 22 Matt Jones Fr
OG 56 Pete Kaligis Fr
OT 70 Siupeli Malamala So
WR 4 Orlando McKay So
T 71 Pete Pierson Fr
TE 84 Aaron Pierce So
SE 23 Andre Riley (C) Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 79 Dennis Brown (C) Sr
LB 46 Brett Collins So
DE 90 Steve Emtman Fr
DT 75 D'Marco Farr Fr
CB 26 Jaime Fields Fr
ILB 39 Chico Frahley So
CB 5 Dana Hall So
LB 56 Martin Harrison (C) Sr
ILB 54 Dave Hoffman Fr
OLB 48 Donald Jones So
CB 6 Le-Lo Lang Sr
CB 1 Charles Mincy Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 3 John McCallum Sr
P 27 Channing Wyles Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

NFL DraftEdit

Six Huskies were selected in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Bern Brostek C 1 23 Los Angeles Rams
Dennis Brown DT 2 47 San Francisco 49ers
Cary Conklin QB 4 86 Washington Redskins
Le-Lo Lang CB 5 136 Denver Broncos
Martin Harrison DE 10 276 San Francisco 49ers
Andre Riley WR 12 314 Cincinnati Bengals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1985–1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Freedom pits speed against power". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire reports. December 30, 1989. p. B1.
  3. ^ a b "Huskies roll past Florida in 34-7 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 31, 1989. p. 1D.
  4. ^ a b "Huskies hammer Florida, 34-7". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). wire services. December 31, 1989. p. F4.
  5. ^ "Washington 38, Purdue 9". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 17, 1989. p. 6C.
  6. ^ "'Cats claw the Huskies on late FG". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 24, 1989. p. 5E.
  7. ^ "Buffs win for fallen teammate". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 1, 1989. p. 6E.
  8. ^ "Trojans rally for 24-16 win over Washington". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 8, 1989. p. 3E.
  9. ^ Conrad, Bob (October 15, 1989). "Ducks lose handle, Huskies, 20-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1E.
  10. ^ "Washington 29, California 16". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 22, 1989. p. 6E.
  11. ^ "It's a dog's day for Bruins". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 29, 1989. p. 6E.
  12. ^ "Arizona State 32, Washington 24". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 5, 1989. p. 6E.
  13. ^ Cawood, Neil (November 12, 1989). "Huskies grease Beavers' skid, 51-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1E.
  14. ^ "Huskies bowl-bound after win over WSU". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 19, 1989. p. 1C.
  15. ^ Meehan, Jim (November 20, 1989). "Huskies sack WSU's bowl, season". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  16. ^ "Today's game". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 14, 1989. p. 6D.