American Football Database
1985 Washington Huskies football
Freedom Bowl, W 20–17 vs. Colorado
1985 record7–5 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Pinkel (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (9th season)
MVPJoe Kelly
CaptainJoe Kelly
CaptainVestee Jackson
CaptainHugh Millen
CaptainDennis Soldat
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
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Template:1985 Pacific-10 football standings The 1985 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its 11th season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 7–5 record, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 238 to 225.[1] Joe Kelly was selected for the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational award. Kelly was also selected as the team's most valuable player. Kelly, Vestee Jackson, Hugh Millen, and Dennis Soldat were the team captains.


September 7No. 16 Oklahoma State*No. 12L 17–3160,320
September 14at No. 16 BYU*
L 3–3165,476
September 21at Houston*W 29–1220,522
September 28No. 13 UCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle
W 21–1460,425
October 5at OregonW 19–1344,383
October 12at CaliforniaW 28–1249,000
October 19Oregon State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle
L 20–2158,771
November 2Stanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle
W 34–058,625
November 9at Arizona StateL 7–3667,474
November 16USC
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle
W 20–1759,417
November 23Washington State
L 20–2159,887
December 30vs. Colorado*W 20–1730,961
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries



Oregon State

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 7 7 0 0 14
Washington 0 11 10 0 21


1985 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Chandler, ChrisChris Chandler So
FB 30 Fenney, RickRick Fenney Jr
WR 1 Hill, LonzellLonzell Hill Jr
TE 84 Jones, RodRod Jones Jr
TE 82 Jones, ScottScott Jones So
QB 12 Millen, HughHugh Millen Sr
T 68 Thomas, GarthGarth Thomas Jr
T 50 Zandofsky, MikeMike Zandofsky So
Pos. # Name Class
DT 93 Alvord, SteveSteve Alvord Jr
LB 55 Andrews, RickyRicky Andrews So
LB 46 Erlandson, TomTom Erlandson So
DT 91 Habib, BrianBrian Habib So
LB 56 Hadley, RonRon Hadley Sr
CB 24 Jackson, VesteeVestee Jackson Sr
LB 38 Kelly, JoeJoe Kelly Sr
LB 51 Rogers, ReggieReggie Rogers Jr
DB 31 Zackery, TonyTony Zackery So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 Jaeger, JeffJeff Jaeger Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt


  1. "Washington Yearly Results (1985–1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  2. "Huskies jolt Bruins, 21-17". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press (Oregon): p. 9B. September 29, 1985.