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2002 Washington Huskies football
Sun Bowl, L 24–34 vs. Purdue
ConferencePacific-10
2002 record7–6 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coachRick Neuheisel (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorKeith Gilbertson (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorTim Hundley (4th season)
MVPCody Pickett (O)
Ben Mahdavi (D)
CaptainPaul Arnold
Ben Mahdavi
Jafar Williams
Elliot Zajac
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
(Capacity: 72,500; FieldTurf)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Washington State §   7 1         10 3  
#4 USC §   7 1         11 2  
Arizona State   5 3         8 6  
UCLA   4 4         8 5  
Oregon State   4 4         8 5  
California   4 4         7 5  
Washington   4 4         7 6  
Oregon   3 5         7 6  
Arizona   1 7         4 8  
Stanford   1 7         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fourth season under head coach Rick Neuheisel, the team compiled a 7–6 record, finished in a four-way tie for fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 398 to 342.[1] Cody Pickett and Ben Mahdavi were selected as the team's most valuable player offensive and defensive players, respectively.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3112:30 PMat No. 13 Michigan*No. 11ABCL 29–31111,491
September 712:30 PMSan Jose State*No. 11FSNW 34–1070,147
September 217:00 PMWyoming*No. 11
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 38–772,898
September 2812:30 PMIdaho*No. 13
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 41–2770,070
October 512:30 PMCaliforniaNo. 12
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNL 27–3471,337
October 1212:30 PMArizonaNo. 22
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 32–2871,016
October 1912:30 PMat No. 19 USCNo. 22ABCL 21–4152,961
October 267:00 PMat No. 23 Arizona StateFSNL 16–2756,101
November 24:00 PMUCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
TBSL 24–3472,017
November 912:30 PMOregon State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 41–2972,557
November 1612:30 PMat No. 23 OregonABCW 42–1457,112
November 233:30 PMat No. 3 Washington StateFSNW 29–26 3OT37,600
December 3111:00 AMvs. Purdue*CBSL 24–3448,917


RosterEdit

2002 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 24 Alexis, RichRich Alexis Jr
WR 20 Arnold, PaulPaul Arnold Sr
C 72 Bachert, ToddTodd Bachert Jr
T 65 Barnes, KhalifKhalif Barnes So
WR 82 DeBord, MattMatt DeBord Fr
WR 10 Frederick, CharlesCharles Frederick So
QB 15 Paus, CaseyCasey Paus Fr
QB 3 Pickett, CodyCody Pickett Jr
RB 5 Tuiasosopo, ZachZach Tuiasosopo So
TE 84 Ware, KevinKevin Ware Sr
WR 1 Williams, ReggieReggie Williams Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 3 Alexander, RocRoc Alexander Jr
LB 88 Cooper, MarquisMarquis Cooper Jr
CB 5 Cunningham, SamSam Cunningham So
CB 21 Johnson, DerrickDerrick Johnson So
DT 99 Johnson, TankTank Johnson Jr
LB 41 Mahdavi, BenBen Mahdavi Sr
DB 23 Newberry, B. J.B. J. Newberry So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 15 Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2003-01-02

Team players in the NFLEdit

No Washington players were selected in the 2003 NFL Draft.

The following finished their college career in 2002, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Paul Arnold Wide receiver Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Ware Tight end Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

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