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1980 Washington Huskies football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, L 6–23 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 16
1980 record9–3 (6–1 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (3rd season)
MVPTom Flick (QB)
CaptainTom Flick (QB)
CaptainRandy Van Divier (T)
CaptainRusty Olsen (DT)
CaptainKen Gardner (DB)
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Washington 6 1 0     9 3 0
#13 UCLA 5 2 0     9 2 0
#11 USC 4 2 1     8 2 1
Arizona State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Oregon 4 3 1     6 3 2
Stanford 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 7 0
California 3 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its sixth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 9–2 record in the regular season and were Pacific-10 Conference champions at 6–1. They returned to the Rose Bowl, but fell to favored Michigan;[1][2][3] for the season Washington outscored its opponents 333 to 198.[4]

Both regular season losses were at home at Husky Stadium. The sole conference loss was to border rival Oregon,[5][6] who last defeated the Huskies in 1973; it was the first loss for James against a Northwest team. In his eighteen games against the Ducks, James lost only three; the other two were in 1987 and 1988. The Huskies' winning streak over Washington State in the Apple Cup reached seven with another win in Spokane;[7][8] it has not been held there since.

Senior quarterback Tom Flick was selected as the team's most valuable player; Flick, Ken Gardner, Rusty Olsen, and Randy Van Divier were the team captains.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 13Air Force*No. 19W 50–744,999
September 20Northwestern*No. 16
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 45–749,975
September 27OregonNo. 13
L 10–3456,282
October 4at Oklahoma State*W 24–1848,200
October 11at Oregon StateW 41–633,000
October 18at No. 20 StanfordW 27–2460,066
October 25Navy*No. 18
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 10–2448,841
November 1Arizona State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 25–048,691
November 8Arizona
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 45–2249,341
November 15at No. 2 USCW 20–1055,512
November 22vs. Washington StateNo. 16W 30–2334,577
January 1vs. No. 5 Michigan*No. 16L 6–23104,863  
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

1980 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 7 Skansi, PaulPaul Skansi So
QB 12 Flick, TomTom Flick (C) Sr
WR 15 Allen, AnthonyAnthony Allen So
QB 16 Pelluer, SteveSteve Pelluer Fr
RB 45 Tyler, ToussaintToussaint Tyler Sr
G 56 Mallory, RickRick Mallory Fr
T 78 Marsh, CurtCurt Marsh Sr
T 79 Van Divier, RandyRandy Van Divier (C) Sr
WR 80 Greene, DannyDanny Greene Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 8 Horton, RayRay Horton Jr
DB 23 Newsome, VinceVince Newsome So
LB 38 Stewart, MarkMark Stewart So
LB 48 Caldwell, TonyTony Caldwell So
DT 64 Olsen, RustyRusty Olsen (C) Sr
DT 65 Jenkins, FletcherFletcher Jenkins Jr
LB 67 Jerue, MarkMark Jerue Jr
SS 69 Gardner, KenKen Gardner (C) Sr
DT 92 Garnett, ScottScott Garnett Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 Nelson, ChuckChuck Nelson So
P 14 Camarillo, RichRich Camarillo Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


NFL DraftEdit

Five Huskies were selected in the 1981 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds (332 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Curt Marsh Tackle 1st 23 Oakland Raiders
Randy Van Divier Tackle 3rd 68 Baltimore Colts
Tom Flick Quarterback 4th 90 Washington Redskins
Toussaint Tyler Running back 9th 222 New Orleans Saints
Rusty Olsen Defensive tackle 9th 264 Denver Broncos

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Everything comes up roses for the Wolverines". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 1C. January 2, 1981. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qJ1fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4359%2C469344.
  2. Gerheim, Earl (January 2, 1981). "Huskies turn to mush". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 23. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=R09OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6876%2C596974.
  3. Van Sickel, Charlie (January 2, 1981). "Fee-fie-fo-fum, Bo finally wins one". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 21. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=f1tOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5460%2C671751.
  4. "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/washington/1980-1984_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. Withers, Bud (September 28, 1980). "Ducks take a bite from Huskies' bowl". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VPJVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6eEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6258%2C7720565.
  6. "Ogburn runs, passes Ducks to win over Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8C. September 28, 1980. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hcheAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XDIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4051%2C4905154.
  7. "Washington State makes Washington work for it, 30-23". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 4B. November 23, 1980. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5vhVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9uEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7000%2C7108028.
  8. Van Sickel, Charlie (November 24, 1980). "UW roars from behind". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 17. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bGVOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S_kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4096%2C5987669.
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