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1979 Washington Huskies football
Sun Bowl, W 14–7 vs. Texas
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 11
1979 record9–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (2nd season)
MVPMark Lee (CB)
CaptainPhil Foreman (G)
CaptainDoug Martin (DE)
CaptainAntowaine Richardson (LB)
CaptainJoe Steele (RB)
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     11 0 1
#11 Washington 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 4 3 0     6 5 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 5 4 0     6 6 0
Stanford 3 3 1     5 5 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fifth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 9–3 record, finished in second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and outscored its opponents 321 to 154.[1]

The two conference losses were to Arizona State and USC; Arizona State later vacated its wins due to ineligible players.[2][3][4] Washington won the Apple Cup over Washington State for a sixth consecutive year,[5][6][7] and the Sun Bowl over favored Texas.[8][9][10][11]

Defensive back Mark Lee was selected as the team's most valuable player. Phil Foreman, Doug Martin, Antowaine Richardson, and Joe Steele were the team captains.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 8Wyoming*No. 15W 38–247,530
September 15Utah*No. 14
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 41–749,735
September 22at OregonNo. 12W 21–1742,500
September 29Fresno State*No. 9
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 49–1447,376
October 6Oregon StateNo. 7
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 41–049,881
October 13at Arizona StateNo. 6L 7–12
(later vacated)[2][3][4][12]
70,912
October 20No. 17 Pittsburgh*No. 12
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 14–2652,485
October 27at UCLANo. 20W 34–1435,757
November 3at CaliforniaNo. 16W 28–2425,000
November 10No. 4 USCNo. 15
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 17–2460,527
November 17Washington StateNo. 16
W 17–756,110
December 22vs. No. 11 Texas*No. 13W 14–733,412
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

1979 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Williams, AaronAaron Williams Fr
RB 5 Coby, VinceVince Coby Jr
WR 7 Skansi, PaulPaul Skansi Fr
QB 7 Porras, TomTom Porras Sr
QB 12 Flick, TomTom Flick Jr
RB 24 Steele, JoeJoe Steele (C) Sr
RB 45 Tyler, ToussaintToussaint Tyler Jr
C 56 Turnure, TomTom Turnure Sr
G 62 Foreman, PhilPhil Foreman (C) Sr
G 68 Chavira, DanDan Chavira Sr
T 78 Marsh, CurtCurt Marsh Jr
T 79 Van Divier, RandyRandy Van Divier Jr
TE 86 Bayle, DavidDavid Bayle Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 3 Harvey, DerekDerek Harvey Fr
CB 8 Horton, RayRay Horton So
CB 10 Theoudele, LanceLance Theoudele Sr
LB 18 Pence, JimJim Pence Sr
CB 19 Lee, MarkMark Lee (C) Sr
DB 23 Newsome, VinceVince Newsome Fr
SS 46 Grimes, GregGreg Grimes Sr
LB 48 Richardson, AntowaineAntowaine Richardson (C) Sr
NG 58 Mays, StaffordStafford Mays Sr
DT 61 Linnin, ChrisChris Linnin Sr
DT 64 Olsen, RustyRusty Olsen Jr
DT 65 Jenkins, FletcherFletcher Jenkins So
LB 67 Jerue, MarkMark Jerue So
DE 73 Martin, DougDoug Martin Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Lansford, MikeMike Lansford Sr
P 14 Camarillo, RichRich Camarillo Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Source:[13][14]

NFL DraftEdit

Eight Huskies were selected in the 1980 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds (333 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Doug Martin Defensive end 1st 9 Minnesota Vikings
Mark Lee Cornerback 2nd 34 Green Bay Packers
Tom Turnure Center 3rd 57 Detroit Lions
Joe Steele Running back 5th 127 Seattle Seahawks
Chris Linnin Defensive Tackle 7th 181 New York Giants
Stafford Mays Defensive Tackle 9th 225 St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Sanford Tackle 10th 256 New York Giants
Mike Lansford Kicker 12th 312 New York Giants

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Washington Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/washington/1975-1979_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pac-10 orders ASU must forfeit wins". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 1C. November 16, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6L1eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2178%2C210204.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "ASU will forfeit non-league games". Spokesman-Review. associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 23. November 17, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TgQkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MO4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5342%2C877095.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Decision displeases Trojans". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 24. November 17, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TgQkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MO4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5366%2C882421.
  5. Missildine, Harry (November 18, 1979). "Huskies win 'Apple Bowl' clash, 17-7". p. C1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TwQkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MO4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6656%2C1085051.
  6. Emerson, Paul (November 18, 1979). "Good vs. better". p. 2D. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6r1eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5541%2C1041415.
  7. Van Sickel, Charlie (November 19, 1979). "UW defense prevails". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 27. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-K0SAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NvkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6472%2C751848.
  8. "Texas pick by seven". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 21. December 21, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dQhMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2020%2C1882777.
  9. Dawson, Pat (December 23, 1979). "Huskies shine in Sun Bowl upset". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Pv1jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S-4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5468%2C4082530.
  10. "Sun Bowl". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 7D. December 23, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NJlfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4064%2C2883416.
  11. Van Sickel, Charlie (December 24, 1979). "Husky defense key to win". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 16. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dwhMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7261%2C2443808.
  12. http://football.stassen.com/cgi-bin/records/fetch-team.pl?team=Washington
  13. Missildine, Harry (November 17, 1979). "Expect ball to move in Cat-Dawg fight, no matter who has it". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 23. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TgQkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MO4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6633%2C875907.
  14. Emerson, Paul (November 17, 1979). "Braggin' rights". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 3C. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6b1eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6098%2C686592.
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