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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
v · d · e 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]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 10No. 16 Mississippi State*L 18–27† (later vacated)[6]
[better source needed]
45,050
September 17San Jose State*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 24–336,489
September 24at Syracuse*L 20–2212,839
October 1at Minnesota*L 17–1931,895
October 8at OregonW 54–029,500
October 15Stanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 45–2146,529
October 22Oregon State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 14–646,677
October 29at UCLAL 12–20† (later vacated)[6]38,692
November 5at CaliforniaW 50–3138,812
November 12No. 14 USC
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 28–1059,501
November 19Washington StateNo. 19
W 35–1560,964
January 2, 1978vs. No. 4 Michigan*No. 13W 27–20105,312  
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Games were subsequently vacated or forfeited to Washington[6]

RosterEdit

1977 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 58 Bush, BlairBlair Bush Sr
QB 1 Moon, WarrenWarren Moon Sr
QB 12 Flick, TomTom Flick Fr
  Greenwood, ScottScott Greenwood
T 78 Marsh, CurtCurt Marsh Fr
RB 24 Steele, JoeJoe Steele So
T 63 Toews, JeffJeff Toews Jr
C 56 Turnure, TomTom Turnure So
RB 45 Tyler, ToussaintToussaint Tyler Fr
T 79 Van Divier, RandyRandy Van Divier Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 65 Browning, DaveDave Browning Jr
CB 23 Glasgow, NesbyNesby Glasgow Jr
LB Harrell, BruceBruce Harrell
LB 5 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson Jr
CB 19 Lee, MarkMark Lee So
DT 61 Linnin, ChrisChris Linnin So
DE 73 Martin, DougDoug Martin So
LB 48 Richardson, AntowaineAntowaine Richardson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 7 Robbins, SteveSteve Robbins Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt
Source:[7]

Game summariesEdit

Game 9 at CaliforniaEdit

Washington Huskies at California Golden Bears
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 3 14 21 12

50

California 7 14 0 10

31

at Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California

  • Date: November 5
  • Game attendance: 38,812
  • [8]

USCEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
USC 0 3 0 7 10
Washington 0 7 14 7 28
Source:[9]

Washington StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Washington State 0 0 0 15 15
Washington 21 7 7 0 35
Source:[1][2]

NFL DraftEdit

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:[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Huskies freeze Cougars and get a bowl bid, too". Eugene Register-Guard. wire services ((Oregon)): p. 3B. November 20, 1977. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PcZVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6697%2C5304207.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Missildine, Harry (November 20, 1977). "UW earns somebody's bowl". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. D1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MDxOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0-0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6843%2C2424889.
  3. Missidine, Harry (January 3, 1978). "Jackson rescues Washington". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 19. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=n_YjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zu0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6878%2C1125708.
  4. "Huskies prove worthy". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 13. January 3, 1978. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HftLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6870%2C230405.
  5. "Huskies go from rags to roses". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1C. January 3, 1978. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=q8YUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6OEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6858%2C593481.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://football.stassen.com/cgi-bin/records/fetch-team.pl?team=Washington
  7. "The Lineups". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 3B. October 8, 1977. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7KRVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=M-ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=2178%2C1826243.
  8. Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Nov 06. Retrieved 2019-Jan-06.
  9. "Huskies stop – USC – and smell the roses". Eugene Register-Guard. wire services ((Oregon)): p. 1C. November 13, 1977. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NsZVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5046%2C3305604.
  10. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1985.htm
  11. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MoonWa00.htm

External linksEdit

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