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1981 Washington Huskies football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 28–0 vs. Iowa
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 10
1981 record10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (5th season)
MVPMark Jerue
CaptainJames Carter
CaptainVince Coby
CaptainFletcher Jenkins
CaptainMark Jerue
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its seventh season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 10–2 record, finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, defeated Iowa in the 1981 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 281 to 171.[1] Mark Jerue was selected as the team's most valuable player. Jerue, James Carter, Vince Coby, and Fletcher Jenkins were the team captains.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 12Pacific (CA)*No. 17W 34–1445,134
September 19Kansas State*No. 15
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 20–352,343
September 26at OregonNo. 16W 17–340,685
October 3Arizona StateNo. 12
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 7–2650,410
October 10at CaliforniaW 27–2633,600
October 17Oregon State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 56–1752,324
October 24at Texas Tech*W 14–736,335
October 31StanfordNo. 18
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 42–3153,504
November 7at UCLANo. 16L 0–3141,818
November 14No. 3 USC
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 13–359,870
November 21No. 14 Washington StateNo. 17
W 23–1060,052
January 1vs. No. 13 Iowa*No. 12W 28–0105,611
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

Washington StateEdit

Washington St at Washington
by Quarter1234 Total
Washington St 0 7 3 0 10
Washington 0 10 10 3 23
  • Source: Eugene Register-Guard

RosterEdit

1981 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 15 Allen, AnthonyAnthony Allen Jr
RB 5 Coby, VinceVince Coby Jr
QB 14 Cowan, TimTim Cowan Jr
WR 80 Greene, DannyDanny Greene Fr
TB 22 Hinds, SterlingSterling Hinds So
TB 25 Jackson, RonRon Jackson So
FB 31 James, ChrisChris James Jr
G 56 Mallory, RickRick Mallory So
QB 16 Pelluer, SteveSteve Pelluer So
TB 28 Robinson, JacqueJacque Robinson Fr
TE 32 Rosborough, WillieWillie Rosborough Jr
WR 7 Skansi, PaulPaul Skansi Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Caldwell, TonyTony Caldwell Jr
CB 8 Horton, RayRay Horton Sr
DT 65 Jenkins, FletcherFletcher Jenkins Sr
LB 67 Jerue, MarkMark Jerue Sr
DB 23 Newsome, VinceVince Newsome Jr
LB 38 Stewart, MarkMark Stewart Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 Nelson, ChuckChuck Nelson Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "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.
  2. "Probable starters". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 17. November 21, 1981. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4FROAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eO4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7067%2C2198704.


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