1984 Washington Huskies Football Team
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1984 Washington Huskies Football Team
1984 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
NCF national champion (Berryman, FB News)
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 28-17 vs. Oklahoma
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1984 record11-1 (6-1 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Pinkel (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (8th season)
MVPRon Holmes
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 USC $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 2 Washington 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 9 UCLA 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     2 9 0
California 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its tenth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled an 11-1 record, was ranked a close second in the two and outscored its opponents

Washington upset Michigan in Ann Arbor in and had climbed up to the top ranking, but fell to #14 USC in Los Angeles on The Huskies rebounded the next week to win the Apple Cup over Washington State in Pullman and finished the regular season

Following the Orange Bowl victory over second-ranked NCAA-deemed "major selectors"[12]:107 of Clyde Berryman (QPRS), Football News, and National Championship Foundation (NCF), each selected Washington as their national champion, with NCF splitting its selection with the BYU Cougars.[12]:113

Ron Holmes was selected as the team's most valuable player. Jim Rodgers was selected for the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational award. Dan Eernissee, Danny Greene, Tim Meamber, and Rodgers were the team captains.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 8Northwestern*No. 19W 26-055,364
September 15at No. 3 Michigan*No. 16W 20-11103,072  
September 22Houston*No. 9
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 35-761,045
September 29Miami (OH)*No. 6
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 53-756,900
October 6at Oregon StateNo. 3W 19-740,000
October 13at StanfordNo. 2W 37-1544,500
October 20OregonNo. 1
W 17-1058,088
October 27ArizonaNo. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [14]
W 28-1259,876
November 3CaliforniaNo. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [15]
W 44-1459,462
November 10at No. 14 USCNo. 1L 7-1671,838
November 17at Washington StateNo. 8W 38-2940,000
January 1, 1985vs. No. 2 Oklahoma*No. 4W 28-1756,294
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

Roster

Source:[16][17][18][19]

Rankings

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 18 19 16 9 6 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (37) 1 (45) 1 (50) 1 (50) 8 5 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 2 (16)
Coaches 17 18 16 8 5 4 (3) 3 (3) 1 (24) 1 (30) 1 (24) 1 (30) 5 5 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (11)

Game summaries

Northwestern

Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 1983 W 34-0

at Michigan

1 234Total
No. 16 Huskies 3 7100 20
No. 3 Wolverines 0 308 11
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-5 1983 W 25-24

[20]

Houston

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Miami (OH)

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

California

Overall record Last meeting Result
30-32-4 1982 W 50-7

at USC

Washington at USC
1 234Total
No. 1 Huskies 0 700 7
No. 14 Trojans 3 3010 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
19-34-3 1983 W 24-0

[21]

at Washington State

Overall record Last meeting Result
48-22-6 1983 L 6-17

vs. Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)

Washington vs. Oklahoma
1 234Total
No. 4 Huskies 14 0014 28
No. 2 Sooners 0 1403 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[22]

NFL Draft

Seven Huskies were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.

References

  1. ^ "It's close, but Washington is No. 2". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire services. January 3, 1985. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b "At right time, Huskies show right stuff, 20-11". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 16, 1984. p. 7E.
  4. ^ a b "USC claims Pac-10 title over Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 5C.
  5. ^ a b "USC 'good enough;' No. 1 Huskies fall, 16-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 1E.
  6. ^ a b Devlin, Vince (November 18, 1984). "This one meant plenty to Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  7. ^ a b Boling, Dave (November 18, 1984). "Third time's a charm - at least for Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  8. ^ a b "Huskies bark bowl after biting Cougs". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 18, 1984. p. 9E.
  9. ^ a b Blanchette, John (January 2, 1985). "Huskies leave 'em Orange with envy". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  10. ^ a b "Huskies vote:'We're No. 1'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1985. p. 1C.
  11. ^ a b Roffe, Dave (January 2, 1985). "Huskies enjoy sweet time in Miami". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. p. D1.
  12. ^ a b 2016 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ Conrad, John (October 21, 1984). "Washington ducks a bullet, 17-10". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). p. 1F.
  14. ^ "Huskies win, then the battle starts". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). wire services. October 28, 1984. p. 7E.
  15. ^ "Top-ranked Huskies await the 'big game'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 4, 1984. p. 1C.
  16. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 6, 1984. p. 4B.
  17. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 20, 1984. p. 2C.
  18. ^ "Apple Cup: starters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 17, 1984. p. 18.
  19. ^ "Probable starters". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 17, 1984. p. 6C.
  20. ^ "MICHIGAN IS UPSET BY WASHINGTON, 20-11". The New York Times. September 16, 1984. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "USC Upsets Washington". Washington Post. November 11, 1984. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "WASHINGTON RALLIES TO OVERCOME OKLAHOMA". The New York Times. January 2, 1985. Retrieved 2019.



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