1977 Washington Huskies football team

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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 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]

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

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 No. 16 Mississippi State* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 18–27† (later vacated)[6]
[better source needed]  
45,050
September 17 San Jose State* Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 24–3   36,489
September 24 at Syracuse* Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 20–22   12,839
October 1 at Minnesota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 17–19   31,895
October 8 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR (Rivalry) W 54–0   29,500
October 15 Stanford Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 45–21   46,529
October 22 Oregon State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 14–6   46,677
October 29 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 12–20† (later vacated)[6]   38,692
November 5 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 50–31   38,812
November 12 No. 14 USC Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 28–10   59,501
November 19 Washington State No. 19 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup) W 35–15   60,964
January 2, 1978 vs. No. 4 Michigan* No. 13 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 27–20   105,312  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Games were subsequently vacated or forfeited to Washington[6]

Game summaries[edit]

USC[edit]

1 234Total
USC 0 307 10
Washington 0 7147 28
Source:[7]

Washington State[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt
Source:[8]

NFL Draft[edit]

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:[9]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Huskies stop – USC – and smell the roses". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. November 13, 1977. p. 1C.
  8. ^ "The Lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 8, 1977. p. 3B.
  9. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1985.htm
  10. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MoonWa00.htm

External links[edit]

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