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2011 Washington Huskies football team

The 2011 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by third year head coach Steve Sarkisian. They played six of their home games at Husky Stadium and their final home game at CenturyLink Field due to a planned renovation of Husky Stadium;[1] both stadiums are in Seattle. They are a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the North division. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they were defeated by Baylor 67–56.

2011 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Alamo Bowl, L 56–67 vs. Baylor
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2011 record7–6 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coachSteve Sarkisian (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorDoug Nussmeier (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorNick Holt (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
MVPCort Denninson
Greg Walker
Chris Polk
CaptainCort Denninson
CaptainJermaine Kearse
CaptainSenio Kelemete
CaptainAlameda Ta'amu
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
(Capacity: 72,500)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Oregon xy$   8 1         12 2  
No. 7 Stanford x%   8 1         11 2  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   3 6         3 9  
Washington State   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 6 USC   7 2         10 2  
UCLA xy   5 4         6 8  
Utah   4 5         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   2 7         4 8  
Colorado   2 7         3 10  
Championship: Oregon 49, UCLA 31
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † – USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 34:00 p.m.Eastern Washington*RTNWW 30–2758,088[2]
September 1012:30 p.m.Hawaiʻi*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
RTNWW 40–3263,252[3]
September 1712:30 p.m.at No. 11 Nebraska*ABC/ESPNL 38–5185,110[4]
September 2412:30 p.m.California
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 31–2360,437[5]
October 14:00 p.m.at UtahFSNW 31–1445,412[6]
October 1512:30 p.m.Colorado
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
RTNWW 52–2462,147[7]
October 225:00 p.m.at No. 7 StanfordNo. 22ABCL 21–6550,360[8]
October 297:30 p.m.Arizona 
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 42–3159,825[9]
November 57:30 p.m.No. 6 Oregon
FSNL 17–3469,407[10]
November 1212:30 p.m.at No. 18 USCFXL 17–4064,756[11]
November 1912:30 p.m.at Oregon StateRTNWL 21–3842,766[12]
November 264:30 p.m.Washington State
VersusW 38–2164,559[13]
December 296:00 p.m.vs. No. 15 Baylor*ESPNL 56–6765,256
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

[14]

Roster and coaching staffEdit

2011 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 9 Devin Aguilar Sr
FB 48 Jonathan Amosa Jr
OL 70 James Atoe RFr
TE 81 Marlion Barnett So
FB 36 Travon Brooks Fr
QB 6 Derrick Brown Fr
WR 7 Cody Bruns Sr
TB 24 Jesse Callier So
WR 19 DiAndre Campbell RFr
WR 27 William Chandler So
OL 76 Dexter Charles Fr
TB 32 Deontae Cooper RFr
OL 78 Mike Criste RFr
OL 62 Ross Dolbec Fr
OL 67 Skyler Fancher Sr
TB 26 Johri Fogerson Sr
WR 16 Marvin Hall Fr
TE 84 Michael Hartvigson RFr
OL 72 Micah Hatchee RFr
TE 80 Evan Hudson RFr
WR 3 James Johnson Jr
WR 11 Jamaal Jones Fr
WR 15 Jermaine Kearse Sr
OL 56 Senio Kelemete Sr
OL 75 Erik Kohler So
WR 83 Luther Leonard Jr
WR 89 Reade Lobdill Sr
QB 5 Nick Montana RFr
WR 12 Joshua Perkins Fr
TB/FB 34 Dezden Petty Fr
TB 1 Chris Polk Jr
OL 79 Colin Porter So
QB 17 Keith Price So
OL 59 Ben Riva RFr
TB 35 Cole Sager Jr
TE 87 Cameron Salley So
TB 25 Bishop Sankey Fr
OL 73 Drew Schaefer Jr
TE 88 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Fr
WR 8 Kevin Smith So
QB 13 Wil Smith Fr
OL 64 Colin Tanigawa RFr
OL 61 Ben Teichman Fr
OL 65 Siosifa Tufunga Fr
QB 14 Thomas Vincent Fr
WR 2 Kasen Williams Fr
QB 16 Erik Wilson So
TB 29 Willis Wilson RFr
OL 52 Nick Wood Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 36 Zach Beebe RFr
DE 82 James Boker Fr
DE 91 Connor Cree Fr
DE 11 Talia Crichton Jr
LB 31 Cort Dennison Sr
CB 18 Greg Ducre So
S 42 Ken Egu RFr
S 41 Travis Feeney Fr
S 29 Nate Fellner Jr
DE 95 Jarett Finau Fr
LB 37 Princeton Fuimaono So
DE 85 Pete Galbraith Sr
LB 53 Garret Gilliland So
S 20 Justin Glenn Jr
CB 26 Anthony Gobern Jr
S 34 K.C. Herren RFr
LB 50 Nick Holt Fr
DE 93 Andrew Hudson RFr
DE 52 Hau'oli Jamora So
LB 58 Jamaal Kearse RFr
LB 56 Alec Kimble RFr
DL 97 Lawrence Lagafuaina RFr
LB 47 Scott Lawyer Fr
DB 27 Adam Long Jr
LB 40 Matthew Lyons Fr
S 1 Sean Parker So
LB 43 Cooper Pelluer So
CB 38 Marquis Persley Sr
CB 21 Marcus Peters Fr
DL 55 Sione Potoa'e So
CB 28 Quinton Richardson Sr
S 5 James Sample Fr
DL 77 Drew Schultz RFr
S 13 Will Shamburger So
DL 71 Danny Shelton Fr
DE 22 Josh Shirley RFr
DB 4 Antavius Sims Jr
S 14 Taz Stevenson So
DL 74 Alameda Ta'amu Sr
DE 72 Everrette Thompson Sr
LB 10 John Timu Fr
DL 98 Semisi Tokolahi Jr
CB 6 Desmond Trufant Jr
LB 54 Tim Tucker So
DL 90 Taniela Tupou Fr
LB 3 Thomas Tutogi So
S 39 Greg Walker Jr
LB 51 Jordan Wallace Jr
DE 45 Corey Waller Fr
CB 32 Tre Watson Jr
S 30 Evan Zeger Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 17 Erik Folk Sr
PK 16 Eric Guttorp Sr
LS 60 Brendon Lopez Sr
P 46 Will Mahan Sr
P 94 Kiel Rasp Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Nick Holt
       3rd season as DC
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Pacific
  • Doug Nussmeier
       3rd season as OC/QB coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Idaho
  • Mike Cox
       3rd season as LB coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Idaho
  • Dan Cozzetto
       3rd season as Run Game Coordinator/OL coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Idaho
  • Jimmie Dougherty
       3rd season as WR coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Missouri
  • Demetrice Martin
       3rd season as Sec/CB coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Excelsior College
  • Jeff Mills
       3rd season as Sec/S coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Western Washington
  • Johnny Nansen
       3rd season as ST/DL coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Washington State
  • Joel Thomas
       3rd season as RB coach
       3rd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Idaho
  • Jordan Paopao
       1st season as GA coach
       1st year at Washington
       Alma mater: San Diego
  • Donte Williams
       1st season as GA coach
       1st year at Washington
       Alma mater: Syracuse

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Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 17, 2011

Game StartersEdit

The follow players were the game starters.[16]

Opponent WR LT LG C RG RT TE QB TB FB WR
EASTERN WASH. Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Hartvigson% Aguilar
HAWAI’I Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Amosa Hartvigson%
at Nebraska Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Williams+ Price Polk Johnson+ Aguilar
CALIFORNIA Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Amosa -

Hartvigson%

at Utah Smith Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Hartvigson Price Polk Amosa Johnson
COLORADO Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Johnson+ Aguilar
at Stanford Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Hartvigson% Aguilar
ARIZONA Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Johnson+ Aguilar
OREGON Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Hartvigson% E. Hudson%
at USC Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Williams+ Price Polk Smith+ Aguilar
at Oregon State Je. Kearse Kelemete Tanigawa Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Montana Polk Williams+ Aguilar
WASHINGTON STATE Je. Kearse Kelemete Wood Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Tucker Smith
vs. Baylor Je. Kearse Kelemete Wood Schaefer Porter Kohler Seferian-Jenkins Price Polk Williams+ Aguilar

% – started as second/third tight end + – started as third/fourth wide receiver

Opponent DE DT DT DE OLB ILB OLB S S CB CB
EASTERN WASH. Crichton Thompson Ta’amu Jamora Fuimaono Dennison Timu Fellner Parker Ducre Trufant
HAWAI’I Crichton Thompson Ta’amu Jamora Fuimaono Dennison Ducre^ Fellner Parker Richardson Trufant
at Nebraska Crichton Thompson Ta’amu Jamora Fuimaono Dennison Timu Glenn Parker Richardson Trufant
CALIFORNIA Thompson Potoa’e Ta’amu Jamora Gilliland Dennison Timu Glenn Parker Richardson Trufant
at Utah Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Ja. Kearse Glenn Parker Ducre Trufant
COLORADO Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Ja. Kearse Glenn Parker Ducre Trufant
at Stanford Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Ja. Kearse Glenn Parker Ducre Trufant
ARIZONA Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Timu Shamburger Parker Ducre Trufant
OREGON Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Timu Shamburger Parker Richardson Trufant
at USC Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu A. Hudson Fuimaono Dennison Timu Shamburger Parker Richardson Trufant
at Oregon State Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu A. Hudson Fuimaono Dennison Timu Shamburger Parker Richardson Trufant
WASHINGTON STATE Thompson Tokolahi Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Timu Fellner Parker Richardson Trufant
vs. Baylor Thompson Shelton Ta’amu Shirley Fuimaono Dennison Ja. Kearse Fellner Parker Richardson Trufant

^ – started as fifth defensive back

Game summariesEdit

Eastern WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 3 7 7 27
Huskies 7 13 7 3 30

Washington Husky cornerback Desmond Trufant intercepted a pass by Eastern Washington Eagles' quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the end zone with 29 seconds left to preserve a 30–27 win on September 3. Trufant wrestled the pass away from 6-foot-5 Eagles receiver Brandon Kaufman. Mitchell passed for 473 yards on the night, completed 39 of 69 passes, and had 3 touchdowns against 2 interceptions. For Washington, quarterback Keith Price threw three touchdown passes and completed 17 of 25 passes for 102 yards, and running back Chris Polk ran for 125 yards on 23 carries. Washington gained fewer total yards than Eastern Washington – 250 yards compared to 504 for the Eagles – but had zero turnovers while the Eagles gave up the ball four times. Trufant had forced another one of those turnovers during the first quarter; he stripped Matt Johnson on a punt return and created a short field for the Huskies that led to a 7-yard touchdown pass from Price to Jonathan Amosa.[17]

After the game, the Pac-12 Conference named Trufant Pac-12 defensive player of week. Washington placekicker Erik Folk was named Pac-12 special teams player of the week. Polk was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals during the game and all three of his field goals came from outside of 40 yards.[18]

HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 0 14 6 12 32
Huskies 21 7 3 9 40

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 10 0 21 38
#11 Cornhuskers 10 10 17 14 51

CaliforniaEdit

1 234Total
California 7 1330 23
Washington 14 737 31

UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 3 14 7 31
Utes 7 0 0 7 14

ColoradoEdit

1 234Total
Colorado 7 377 24
Washington 21 1777 52

StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Huskies 7 7 0 7 21
#7 Cardinal 10 28 10 17 65

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 3 15 3 31
Huskies 0 14 14 14 42

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Ducks 10 7 17 0 34
Huskies 3 7 7 0 17

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 3 7 7 17
#18 Trojans 7 16 14 3 40

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 7 0 7 21
Beavers 14 3 0 21 38

Washington StateEdit

Washington State at Washington
1 234Total
Washington State 0 1470 21
Washington 14 7710 38

Keith Price threw three touchdown passes to become Washington's all-time single-season leader in that category, the final one a 22-yard toss to Chris Polk, and Washington held off rival Washington State 38–21 on Saturday night to win the 104th Apple Cup. Price threw his 29th touchdown pass of the season midway through the third quarter, finding Polk on a wheel-route out of the backfield to give the Huskies a 28–14 lead.

Washington State pulled within 28–21, but Erik Folk's 46-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter pushed the lead to 10 and Polk sealed the Huskies third straight Apple Cup title on his 1-yard TD run with 5:23 left.

Price, who sat out last week's loss at Oregon State due to a multitude of injuries, finished 21 of 29 for 291 yards. Washington also got a blocked punt that Jesse Callier returned 2 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.[19]

The Cougars fired head coach Paul Wulff the following week.

Baylor (Alamo Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 28 14 7 56
#15 Bears 21 3 29 14 67

Entering their first game in the Alamo Bowl, the Huskies has a 16–14–1 overall bowl game record, going back to their first game in the 1924 Rose Bowl. The Huskies set new school record during the season in passing touchdowns (32) and in fewest fumbles (11).

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 RV NR RV NR RV RV RV 22 RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released RV 25 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN. September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Hawaii Warriors vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN. September 10, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Washington Huskies vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Box Score". ESPN. September 17, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "California Golden Bears vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN. September 24, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
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  7. ^ "Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN. October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  8. ^ "Washington Huskies vs. Stanford Cardinal Box Score". ESPN. October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  9. ^ "Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN. October 29, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  10. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN. November 5, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  11. ^ "Washington Huskies vs. USC Trojans Box Score". ESPN. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  12. ^ "Washington Huskies vs. Oregon State Beavers Box Score". ESPN. November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  13. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies Box Score". ESPN. November 26, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  14. ^ "Washington Football Future Schedules". University of Washington Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on December 9, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  15. ^ "Washington Football Roster". GoHuskies. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  16. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/wash/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/FB_Record_Book.pdf
  17. ^ "Desmond Trufant's interception preserves Washington's win". ESPN. September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  18. ^ "First Pac-12 Player of the Week Winners". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  19. ^ "Keith Price-Led Washington Tops Wazzou in Apple Cup". ESPN. November 26, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2014.