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 coach
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (3rd season)
MVPTom Flick (QB)
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 16 Washington $ 6 1 0 9 3 0
No. 13 UCLA 5 2 0 9 2 0
No. 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.

Schedule

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 22at Washington StateNo. 16W 30–2334,577
January 1, 1981vs. No. 5 Michigan*No. 16L 6–23104,863  
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

Roster

1980 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 15 Anthony Allen So
TE 86 David Bayle Sr
WR 17 Ron Blacken Sr
OL Pat Bresolin
OG 57 James Carter Jr
QB 6 Tim Cowan
OG 75 Mike Curtis Sr
RB Brenno DeFeo
QB 12 Tom Flick (C) Sr
WR 80 Danny Greene Fr
RB Sterling Hinds
RB Ron Jackson
RB Chris James
OG 56 Rick Mallory Fr
OT 78 Curt Marsh Sr
TE Lance Neubauer
QB 16 Steve Pelluer Fr
C 53 Mike Reilly Sr
FB 32 Willie Rosborough So
WR 7 Paul Skansi So
RB 20 Kyle Stevens
RB Kyle Stewart
RB 45 Toussaint Tyler Sr
OT 79 Randy Van Divier (C) Sr
WR 91 Aaron Williams
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 4 Dennis Brown So
LB 48 Tony Caldwell So
LB 40 Ken Driscoll So
LB 82 Bret Gagliardi Sr
S 69 Ken Gardner (C) Sr
DT 92 Scott Garnett Fr
S 3 Derek Harvey So
CB 8 Ray Horton Jr
DT 65 Fletcher Jenkins Jr
LB 67 Mark Jerue Jr
LB 47 Jerry McLain Sr
DB 23 Vince Newsome So
DB 33 Chris O'Connor
DT 64 Rusty Olsen (C) Sr
LB 49 Steve Pope Jr
CB 2 William Reed Jr
CB 11 Bill Stapleton So
LB 38 Mark Stewart So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 14 Rich Camarillo Sr
K 13 Chuck Nelson So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt
Source:[9][10][11]

Season summary

Air Force

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Northwestern

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Oregon

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at Oklahoma State

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at Oregon State

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at Stanford

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at USC

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Navy

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Arizona State

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at Washington State

See also: 1980 Washington State Cougars football team and Apple Cup

#16 Washington Huskies (8–2) at Washington State Cougars (4–6)
1 2 34Total
Washington 0 14 7930
Washington State 14 0 3623

at Joe Albi Stadium, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: November 20
  • Game attendance: 34,577
  • [12]

Ken Gardner intercepted a Samoa Samoa pass with 1:05 remaining to preserve the win.

Rose Bowl (vs. Michigan)

#5 Michigan vs. #16 Washington
1 234Total
Wolverines 0 7106 23
Huskies 0 600 6

Main article: 1981 Rose Bowl

See also: 1980 Michigan Wolverines football team


NFL Draft selections

Five University of Washington Huskies were selected in the 1981 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds with 332 selections.

= Husky Hall of Fame[13]
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

References

  1. ^ "Everything comes up roses for the Wolverines". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. January 2, 1981. p. 1C.
  2. ^ Gerheim, Earl (January 2, 1981). "Huskies turn to mush". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 23.
  3. ^ Van Sickel, Charlie (January 2, 1981). "Fee-fie-fo-fum, Bo finally wins one". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 21.
  4. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Withers, Bud (September 28, 1980). "Ducks take a bite from Huskies' bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Ogburn runs, passes Ducks to win over Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 28, 1980. p. 8C.
  7. ^ "Washington State makes Washington work for it, 30-23". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 23, 1980. p. 4B.
  8. ^ Van Sickel, Charlie (November 24, 1980). "UW roars from behind". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 17.
  9. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 27, 1980. p. 2C.
  10. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 11, 1980. p. 2C.
  11. ^ Van Sickel, Charlie (November 21, 1980). "UW pick, but Walden has it even". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 21.
  12. ^ "Washington State makes Washington work for it, 30-23." Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Nov 23. Pg. 4B. Retrieved 2020-Dec-12.
  13. ^ "The Husky Hall of Fame". gohuskies.com. Retrieved 2019-10-08.