1983 Washington Huskies Football Team
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1983 Washington Huskies Football Team
1983 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Aloha Bowl, L 10-13 vs. Penn State
ConferencePacific-10
1983 record8-4 (5-2 Pac-10)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (7th season)
MVPSteve Pelluer
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 17 UCLA $ 6 1 1     7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0     7 4 0
USC 4 3 0     4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1     7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1     4 6 1
California 3 4 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1     2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its ninth season under head coach Don James, the team was 8-3 in the regular season (5-2 in the Pacific-10 Conference, second), and outscored its opponents 285 to 178.[1]

The Huskies shut out USC 24-0 to improve to 8-2,[2][3] were ranked fifteenth in the AP poll,[4] with the inside track to the Rose Bowl.[3] They dropped their final two games, the Apple Cup in Seattle,[5][6] and the Aloha Bowl to Penn State.[7][8]

Senior quarterback Steve Pelluer was selected as the team's most valuable player. Pelluer, Dean Browning, Stewart Hill, and Rick Mallory were the team captains.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10at Northwestern*No. 19W 34-026,165
September 17No. 8 Michigan*No. 16KOMOW 25-2460,638
September 24at LSU*No. 9L 14-4082,390
October 1Navy*No. 18
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 27-1059,912
October 8Oregon StateNo. 16
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 34-760,354
October 15StanfordNo. 17
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 32-1560,270
October 22at OregonNo. 14KOMOW 32-344,303
October 29at UCLANo. 11L 24-2760,094
November 5at ArizonaNo. 20W 23-2248,808
November 12USCNo. 18
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 24-060,690
November 19Washington StateNo. 15
CBSL 6-1759,220
December 26vs. Penn State*MetroL 10-1337,212
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

Source:[9][10][11][12]

Game summaries

Navy

1 234Total
Navy 7 030 10
Washington 3 10014 27
Source:[13][14]

USC

1 234Total
USC 0 000 0
• Washington 0 1077 24
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Husky Stadium
  • Game attendance: 59,190
  • Game weather: Rain
Source:[2][3]

NFL Draft

Three Huskies were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Steve Pelluer QB 5 113 Dallas Cowboys
Scott Garnett DT 8 218 Denver Broncos
Rick Mallory G 9 225 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

References

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Huskies sets sights on Rose Bowl berth". Gainseville Sun. (Florida). Associated Press. November 13, 1983. p. 7C.
  3. ^ a b c Myhre, Rich (November 13, 1983). "Cougs in Huskies' path again". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C5.
  4. ^ "Top twenty". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 15, 1983. p. 21.
  5. ^ Devlin, Vince (November 20, 1983). "Cougs wilt UW's roses again". p. C1.
  6. ^ Barrows, Bob (November 20, 1983). "Cougars spoil Huskies hopes, 17-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  7. ^ "Penn State slips by Washington in Aloha Bowl". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 27, 1983. p. 1C.
  8. ^ "Penn State rallies to edge Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 27, 1983. p. C1.
  9. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 8, 1983. p. 4B.
  10. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 22, 1983. p. 2B.
  11. ^ "Apple Cup: The starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 19, 1983. p. 18.
  12. ^ Barrows, Bob (November 19, 1983). "Apple Cup: WSU looks for encore". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  13. ^ Myhre, Rich (October 2, 1983). "Huskies' victory isn't pretty". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  14. ^ "Washington 27, Navy 10". Gainesville Sun. (Florida). Associated Press. October 2, 1983. p. 5C.



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