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1989 Washington Huskies football
Freedom Bowl, W 34–7 vs. Florida
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 23
1989 record8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (15th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Pinkel (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (13th season)
MVPBern Brostek
CaptainDennis Brown
CaptainCary Conklin
CaptainMartin Harrison
CaptainAndre Riley
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 1     9 2 1
#23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
#25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fifteenth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled an 8–4 record, finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 332 to 225.[1] Bern Brostek was selected as the team's most valuable player. Dennis Brown, Cary Conklin, Martin Harrison, and Andre Riley were the team captains.

After opening with two wins, Washington lost three straight, then won five of six to complete the regular season at 7–4.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 912:30 pmTexas A&M*W 19–669,434
September 1612:30 pmPurdue*No. 15
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [2]
W 38–966,392
September 237:00 pmat No. 23 ArizonaNo. 11L 17–2050,935
September 301:00 pmNo. 5 Colorado*No. 21
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [4]
L 28–4569,152
October 712:30 pmat No. 9 USCL 16–2458,410
October 141:00 pmOregon
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [6]
W 20–1470,442
October 211:00 pmat CaliforniaW 29–1620,000
October 2812:30 pmat UCLAW 28–2748,801
November 412:30 pmArizona State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [9]
L 32–3464,695
November 111:00 pmat Oregon StateW 51–1432,147
November 1812:30 pmWashington State
W 20–973,527
December 3011:00 amvs. Florida*W 34–733,858
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

After missing bowl season the previous year, the Huskies traveled south to Anaheim Stadium and defeated Florida 34–7 in the Freedom Bowl. They led 27–7 at halftime and held All-American running back Emmitt Smith,[15] a future hall of famer, to just 17 yards on seven carries in his final college game.[13][14]

RosterEdit

1988 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 5 Bailey, MarioMario Bailey Fr
RB 42 Berry, JayJay Berry Fr
C 60 Brostek, BernBern Brostek Sr
QB 11 Brunell, MarkMark Brunell Fr
RB 29 Bryant, BenoBeno Bryant Fr
OG 79 Cunningham, EdEd Cunningham So
QB 12 Hobert, Billy JoeBilly Joe Hobert Fr
FB 22 Jones, MattMatt Jones Fr
OG 56 Kaligis, PetePete Kaligis Fr
QB 10 , Cary ConklinCary Conklin Sr
OT 70 Malamala, SiupeliSiupeli Malamala So
WR 4 McKay, OrlandoOrlando McKay So
T 71 Pierson, PetePete Pierson Fr
TE 84 Pierce, AaronAaron Pierce So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 79 Brown, DennisDennis Brown Sr
LB 46 Collins, BrettBrett Collins So
DE 90 Emtman, SteveSteve Emtman Fr
DT 75 Farr, D'MarcoD'Marco Farr Fr
CB 26 Fields, JaimeJaime Fields Fr
ILB 39 Frahley, ChicoChico Frahley So
CB 5 Hall, DanaDana Hall So
ILB 54 Hoffman, DaveDave Hoffman Fr
OLB 48 Jones, DonaldDonald Jones So
CB 6 Lang, Le-LoLe-Lo Lang Sr
CB 1 Mincy, CharlesCharles Mincy Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Washington Yearly Results (1985–1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/washington/1985-1989_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  2. "Washington 38, Purdue 9". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 6C. September 17, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KvNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3139%2C4401419.
  3. "'Cats claw the Huskies on late FG". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 5E. September 24, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MfNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6913%2C6352790.
  4. "Buffs win for fallen teammate". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 6E. October 1, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4_NVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6580%2C262498.
  5. "Trojans rally for 24-16 win over Washington". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 3E. October 8, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yPNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6751%2C2061954.
  6. Conrad, Bob (October 15, 1989). "Ducks lose handle, Huskies, 20-14". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1E. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=z_NVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4817%2C3969455.
  7. "Washington 29, California 16". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 6E. October 22, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1vNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5484%2C5788945.
  8. "It's a dog's day for Bruins". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 6E. October 29, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3fNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3362%2C7695759.
  9. "Arizona State 32, Washington 24". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 6E. November 5, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ymdYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3039%2C1262626.
  10. Cawood, Neil (November 12, 1989). "Huskies grease Beavers' skid, 51-14". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1E. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5GdYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3441%2C3004370.
  11. "Huskies bowl-bound after win over WSU". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1C. November 19, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0mdYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3299%2C4629928.
  12. Meehan, Jim (November 20, 1989). "Huskies sack WSU's bowl, season". Idahonian ((Moscow)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pbEtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=odAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6064%2C2810392.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Huskies roll past Florida in 34-7 win". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1D. December 31, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xqxjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=reEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5192%2C8590617.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Huskies hammer Florida, 34-7". The Bulletin. wire services ((Bend, Oregon)): p. F4. December 31, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=J1UPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eIYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6957%2C385387.
  15. "Freedom pits speed against power". Spokesman-Review. wire reports ((Spokane, Washington)): p. B1. December 30, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=G1FXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UvADAAAAIBAJ&pg=3185%2C5171730.
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