1980 Washington Huskies football team

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1980 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, L 6–23 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 16
1980 record9–3 (6–1 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (3rd season)
MVPTom Flick (QB)
CaptainTom Flick (QB)
CaptainRandy Van Divier (T)
CaptainRusty Olsen (DT)
CaptainKen Gardner (DB)
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 Washington $ 6 1 0     9 3 0
No. 13 UCLA 5 2 0     9 2 0
No. 11 USC 4 2 1     8 2 1
Arizona State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Oregon 4 3 1     6 3 2
Stanford 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 7 0
California 3 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its sixth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 9–2 record in the regular season and were Pacific-10 Conference champions at 6–1. They returned to the Rose Bowl, but fell to favored Michigan;[1][2][3] for the season Washington outscored its opponents 333 to 198.[4]

Both regular season losses were at home at Husky Stadium. The sole conference loss was to border rival Oregon,[5][6] who last defeated the Huskies in 1973; it was the first loss for James against a Northwest team. In his eighteen games against the Ducks, James lost only three; the other two were in 1987 and 1988. The Huskies' winning streak over Washington State in the Apple Cup reached seven with another win in Spokane;[7][8] it has not been held there since.

Senior quarterback Tom Flick was selected as the team's most valuable player; Flick, Ken Gardner, Rusty Olsen, and Randy Van Divier were the team captains.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13 Air Force* No. 19 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 50–7   44,999
September 20 Northwestern* No. 16 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 45–7   49,975
September 27 Oregon No. 13 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Rivalry) L  10–34   56,282
October 4 at Oklahoma State* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 24–18   48,200
October 11 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 41–6   33,000
October 18 at No. 20 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 27–24   60,066
October 25 Navy* No. 18 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA L  10–24   48,841
November 1 Arizona State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 25–0   48,691
November 8 Arizona Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 45–22   49,341
November 15 at No. 2 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 20–10   55,512
November 22 vs. Washington State No. 16 Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (Apple Cup) W 30–23   34,577
January 1 vs. No. 5 Michigan* No. 16 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L    6–23   104,863  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1980 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 7 Paul Skansi So
QB 12 Tom Flick (C) Sr
WR 15 Anthony Allen So
QB 16 Steve Pelluer Fr
RB 45 Toussaint Tyler Sr
G 56 Rick Mallory Fr
T 78 Curt Marsh Sr
T 79 Randy Van Divier (C) Sr
WR 80 Danny Greene Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 8 Ray Horton Jr
DB 23 Vince Newsome So
LB 38 Mark Stewart So
LB 48 Tony Caldwell So
DT 64 Rusty Olsen (C) Sr
DT 65 Fletcher Jenkins Jr
LB 67 Mark Jerue Jr
SS 69 Ken Gardner (C) Sr
DT 92 Scott Garnett Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 Chuck Nelson So
P 14 Rich Camarillo Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


NFL Draft[edit]

Five Huskies were selected in the 1981 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds (332 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Curt Marsh Tackle 1st 23 Oakland Raiders
Randy Van Divier Tackle 3rd 68 Baltimore Colts
Tom Flick Quarterback 4th 90 Washington Redskins
Toussaint Tyler Running back 9th 222 New Orleans Saints
Rusty Olsen Defensive tackle 9th 264 Denver Broncos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everything comes up roses for the Wolverines". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. January 2, 1981. p. 1C.
  2. ^ Gerheim, Earl (January 2, 1981). "Huskies turn to mush". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 23.
  3. ^ Van Sickel, Charlie (January 2, 1981). "Fee-fie-fo-fum, Bo finally wins one". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 21.
  4. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Withers, Bud (September 28, 1980). "Ducks take a bite from Huskies' bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Ogburn runs, passes Ducks to win over Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 28, 1980. p. 8C.
  7. ^ "Washington State makes Washington work for it, 30-23". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 23, 1980. p. 4B.
  8. ^ Van Sickel, Charlie (November 24, 1980). "UW roars from behind". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 17.