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1941 Washington Huskies football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1941 record5–4 (5–3 PCC)
Head coachJimmy Phelan (12th season)
Assistant coachChester "Cotton" Wilcox
Assistant coachRalph "Pest" Welch [1][2][3]
CaptainNone
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 Oregon State 7 2 0     8 2 0
Washington 5 3 0     5 4 0
#19 Washington State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Stanford 4 3 0     6 3 0
Oregon 4 4 0     5 5 0
UCLA 3 4 1     5 5 1
California 3 4 0     4 5 0
USC 2 4 1     2 6 1
Montana 1 3 0     6 3 0
Idaho 0 4 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1941 college football season. In its 12th season under head coach Jimmy Phelan, the team compiled a 5–4 record, finished in second place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 120 to 94.[4]

After the season in mid-December, Phelan and his two assistants were fired.[1][2][3] Assistant Ralph Welch was rehired as head coach for 1942.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 27Minnesota*L 6–1443,000
October 4vs. Oregon StateL 6–917,500
October 11at Washington StateW 23–1320,000
October 18UCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 14–719,639
October 25No. 20 Stanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 7–1342,000
November 1Montana
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 21–020,000
November 8at CaliforniaW 13–645,000
November 22Oregon
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 16–1925,446
November 29at USCW 14–1330,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jimmy Phelan and two aides get gate at Washington U.". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 9. December 13, 1941. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AuNXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VfUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7137%2C3402517.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Washington coaching staff is out". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. December 14, 1941. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eilWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MuQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4788%2C4210417.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Phelan fired after dozen years at job". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 18. December 14, 1941. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qs1YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=negDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6415%2C3078601.
  4. "Washington Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/washington/1940-1944_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
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