2019 Washington Huskies football
Las Vegas Bowl champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2019 record8–5 (4–5 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBush Hamdan (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJimmy Lake (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorPete Kwiatkowski (2nd season)
Home stadiumAlaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium
(Capacity: 70,083)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 5 Oregon x$   8 1     12 2  
California   4 5     8 5  
Washington   4 5     8 5  
Oregon State   4 5     5 7  
Washington State   3 6     6 7  
Stanford   3 6     4 8  
South Division
No. 16 Utah x   8 1     11 3  
USC   7 2     8 5  
Arizona State   4 5     8 5  
UCLA   4 5     4 8  
Colorado   3 6     5 7  
Arizona   2 7     4 8  
Championship: Oregon 37, Utah 15
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Huskies were led by head coach Chris Petersen, in his sixth and final year as head coach. The team looked to improve upon its 10–4 record from 2018. After the regular season, Petersen announced that the team's postseason bowl game, the Las Vegas Bowl, would be his final game with the Huskies. Respected defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake would take over the reigns after the Las Vegas Bowl, firing two offensive coordinators within 24 hours. They played their home games at Husky Stadium in Seattle, competing as a member of the North Division in the Pac-12 Conference.

Preseason

Coaching changes

Matt Lubick, who served as wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator in the previous two seasons, resigned in January 2019. He indicated he was leaving the coaching profession entirely.[1] On January 17, 2019, Washington announced it had hired Junior Adams to replace Lubick as wide receivers coach.[2]

Recruiting

Washington's 2019 recruiting class consisted of 23 recruits. The class was ranked as the 16th best in the country and the second best in the Pac-12 Conference behind Oregon according to the 247Sports.com Composite.[3]

Pac-12 media day

Pac-12 media poll

In the Pac-12 preseason media poll, Washington was predicted to finish in second place in the North Division, receiving one fewer vote than Oregon. The Huskies finished with the third-most votes to win the Pac-12 Championship Game.[4]

Schedule

Washington's 2019 schedule begun with a home non-conference game against Eastern Washington of the Big Sky Conference. Washington's two other non-conference games were against Hawaii of the Mountain West Conference at home, and a road game against BYU, a football independent. In Pac-12 Conference play, the Huskies played the other members of the North Division and drew Arizona, Colorado, USC, and Utah from the South Division.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3112:00 p.m.No. 4 (FCS) Eastern Washington*No. 13P12NW 47–1465,709
September 77:30 p.m.CaliforniaNo. 14
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FS1L 19–2066,327
September 144:30 p.m.Hawaii*No. 23
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
P12NW 52–2067,589
September 2112:30 p.m.at BYU*No. 22ABC/ESPN2W 45–1962,117
September 2812:30 p.m.No. 21 USCNo. 17
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FOXW 28–1466,975
October 57:30 p.m.at StanfordNo. 15ESPNL 13–2333,225
October 128:00 p.m.at ArizonaFS1W 51–2747,933
October 1912:30 p.m.No. 12 OregondaggerNo. 25
ABCL 31–3570,867
November 21:00 p.m.No. 9 Utah
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FOXL 28–3369,270
November 87:30 p.m.at Oregon StateFS1W 19–734,244
November 237:00 p.m.at ColoradoESPNL 14–2044,618
November 291:00 p.m.Washington State
FOXW 31–1370,931
December 214:30 p.m.vs. No. 19 Boise State*ABCW 38–734,197

Source:[5]

Rankings

Further information: 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP131423221715RV25RVRVRVRVRV
Coaches121221211716RV23RVRVRV
CFPNot releasedNot released

Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Alma mater
Jimmy Lake Defensive coordinator/Defensive backs coach Eastern Washington (2000)
Junior Adams Wide receivers coach Montana State (2004)
Bush Hamdan Offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks coach Boise State (2008)
Will Harris Assistant defensive backs coach USC (2009)
Keith Bhonapha Recruiting coordinator/Running backs coach Hawai'i (2003)
Bob Gregory Assistant head coach/Inside linebackers coach/Special Teams coordinator Washington State (1987)
Scott Huff Offensive line coach/Run game coordinator Boise State (2002)
Pete Kwiatkowski Co-defensive coordinator/Outside linebackers coach Boise State (1990)
Ikaika Malloe Defensive line coach Washington (1997)
Jordan Paopao Tight ends coach San Diego (2006)
Tim Socha Strength & conditioning coach Minnesota (1999)

Roster

2019 Washington Huskies football roster

Quarterback

  • 10 Jacob Eason -
    Junior (6'6, 227)
  • 11 Jacob Sirmon -
    Freshman (6'5, 234)
  • 14 Blake Gregory -
    Junior (6'2, 185)
  • 16 Dylan Morris - Freshman (6'0, 196)

Tailback

  • 22 Cameron Davis - Freshman (6'0, 197)
  • 24 Kamari Pleasant -
    Junior (6'0, 213)
  • 25 Sean McGrew -
    Junior (5'7, 186)
  • 26 Salvon Ahmed - Junior (5'11, 196)
  • 28 Richard Newton -
    Freshman (6'0, 210)
  • 36 Malik Braxton - Senior (5'10, 207)
  • 38 Camden Verstrate - Freshman (5'9, 167)

Wide Receiver

  •  2 Aaron Fuller - Senior (5'11, 188)
  •  4 Terrell Bynum -
    Sophomore (6'1, 189)
  •  5 Andre Baccellia -
    Senior (5'10, 175)
  •  6 Chico McClatcher -
    Senior (5'8, 183)
  •  7 Trey Lowe -
    Freshman (5'8, 182)
  •  8 Marquis Spiker -
    Freshman (6'3, 193)
  • 15 Puka Nacua - Freshman (6'1, 204)
  • 17 Taj Davis - Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 18 Austin Osborne -
    Freshman (6'2, 199)
  • 20 Ty Jones - Junior (6'4, 213)
  • 21 Quinten Pounds -
    Senior (6'0, 176)
  • 30 David Pritchard -
    Freshman (6'0, 172)
  • 82 Jordan Chin -
    Junior (6'0, 174)
  • 85 Fatu Sua-Godinet -
    Junior (5'11, 190)

Tight End

  •  1 Hunter Bryant - Junior (6'2, 239)
  • 37 Jack Westover -
    Freshman (6'3, 241)
  • 39 Zeke Pelluer - Freshman (6'4, 246)
  • 42 Carson Smith - Freshman (6'4, 236)
  • 47 Carey Luciano -
    Sophomore (6'4, 268)
  • 83 Devin Culp -
    Freshman (6'3, 262)
  • 86 Jacob Kizer - Junior (6'5, 254)
  • 87 Cade Otton -
    Sophomore (6'5, 246)
 

Offensive Line

  • 51 Jaxson Kirkland -
    Sophomore (6'7, 323)
  • 55 Troy Fautanu - Freshman (6'5, 295)
  • 56 Nick Harris - Senior (6'1, 302)
  • 59 Henry Roberts -
    Senior (6'6, 395)
  • 62 Noah Hellyer -
    Freshman (6'1, 259)
  • 63 Cole Norgaard -
    Freshman (6'5, 284)
  • 66 Henry Bainivalu -
    Sophomore (6'6, 326)
  • 67 Chase Skuza -
    Sophomore (6'6, 307)
  • 68 M.J. Ale -
    Freshman (6'6, 352)
  • 69 Will Pliska -
    Freshman (6'5, 289)
  • 70 Jared Hilbers -
    Senior (6'7, 316)
  • 71 Nate Kalepo - Freshman (6'6, 346)
  • 72 Trey Adams -
    Senior (6'8, 314)
  • 73 Gage Harty -
    Freshman (6'4, 279)
  • 76 Luke Wattenberg -
    Junior (6'5, 300)
  • 77 Julius Buelow - Freshman (6'8, 342)
  • 78 Matteo Mele -
    Freshman (6'5, 305)
  • 79 Victor Curne -
    Freshman (6'3, 320)

Defensive Line

  •  8 Benning Potoa'e -
    Senior (6'3, 290)
  • 50 Sama Paama - Freshman (6'4, 347)
  • 57 John Clark -
    Senior (6'4, 289)
  • 59 Draco Bynum -
    Freshman (6'4, 268)
  • 90 Josiah Bronson -
    Senior (6'3, 291)
  • 91 Tuli Letuligasenoa -
    Freshman (6'2, 318)
  • 92 Noa Ngalu - Freshman (6'1, 292)
  • 94 Sam Taimani -
    Freshman (6'2, 321)
  • 95 Levi Onwuzurike -
    Junior (6'3, 293)
  • 96 Jacob Bandes - Freshman (6'2, 313)
  • 99 Faatui Tuitele - Freshman (6'3, 300)

Long Snapper

  • 49 A.J. Carty -
    Senior (6'3, 243)
  • 78 Luke Lane -
    Junior (6'0, 202)

Placekicker

  • 37 Tim Horn - Freshman (6'2, 211)
  • 42 Van Soderberg -
    Junior (6'0, 200)
  • 47 Peyton Henry -
    Sophomore (5'11, 197)

Punter

  • 32 Joel Whitford -
    Senior (6'3, 209)
  • 46 Race Porter -
    Junior (6'2, 183)
 

Inside Linebacker

  • 10 Miki Ah You - Freshman (6'1, 215)
  • 13 Brandon Wellington - Senior (6'0, 226)
  • 14 Josh Calvert - Freshman (6'2, 223)
  • 15 Daniel Heimuli - Freshman (6'0, 217)
  • 28 Ruperake Fuavai - Freshman (6'2, 230)
  • 30 Kyler Manu -
    Senior (6'1, 246)
  • 35 Ben Hines -
    Freshman (5'10, 234)
  • 40 Alphonzo Tuputala - Freshman (6'2, 224)
  • 43 Jackson Sirmon -
    Freshman (6'3, 238)
  • 48 Edefuan Ulofoshio -
    Freshman (6'0, 231)
  • 50 M.J. Tafisi -
    Freshman (6'0, 235)
  • 54 Drew Fowler - Freshman (6'1, 210)

Outside Linebacker

  •  9 Joe Tryon-Shoyinka -
    Sophomore (6'5, 262)
  • 41 Myles Rice -
    Junior (6'3, 250)
  • 45 Bralen Trice - Freshman (6'3, 236)
  • 52 Ariel Ngata -
    Sophomore (6'3, 213)
  • 55 Ryan Bowman -
    Junior (6'0, 277)
  • 56 Laiatu Latu - Freshman (6'4, 275)
  • 58 Zion Tupuola-Fetui -
    Freshman (6'3, 253)
  • 93 Hunter Hansen - Freshman (6'4, 191)

Defensive Back

  •  3 Elijah Molden - Junior (5'10, 190)
  •  5 Myles Bryant - Senior (5'9, 185)
  • 11 Alex Cook -
    Sophomore (6'1, 203)
  • 16 Cameron Williams - Freshman (6'0, 191)
  • 18 Isaiah Gilchrist -
    Junior (5'11, 208)
  • 19 Kyler Gordon -
    Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 20 Asa Turner - Freshman (6'3, 187)
  • 21 Dominique Hampton -
    Freshman (6'2, 208)
  • 22 Trent McDuffie - Freshman (5'11, 185)
  • 23 Brandon McKinney - Junior (6'0, 201)
  • 27 Keith Taylor - Junior (6'3, 195)
  • 29 Julius Irvin -
    Freshman (6'1, 191)
  • 31 Kamren Fabiculanan - Freshman (6'1, 181)
  • 34 Mishael Powell - Freshman (6'1, 204)
  • 36 Dustin Bush -
    Senior (5'9, 183)
  • 38 Zechariah Brown -
    Sophomore (5'10, 195)
  • 39 Nick Juran - Freshman (6'0, 194)

[6]

Game summaries

Eastern Washington

See also: 2019 Eastern Washington Eagles football team

Eastern Washington at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 4 (FCS) Eagles 0 7 0714
No. 13 Huskies 21 7 14547

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

  • Date: August 31, 2019
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 74 °F (23 °C) • Hazy • Wind @ 0 mph (0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 65,709
  • Referee: Kevin Mar
  • TV announcers (P12N): Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth, and Lewis Johnson
Game information
Top Passers
  • EWU – Eric Barriere: 21/35, 211 yards, one touchdown
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 27/36, 349 yards, four touchdowns
Top Rushers
  • EWU – Dennis Merritt: 5 attempts, 37 yards
  • UW – Richard Newton: 12 attempts, 91 yards, one touchdown
Top Receiving
  • EWU – Andrew Boston: 6 receptions, 112 yards, one touchdown
  • UW – Andre Baccellia: 5 receptions, 84 yards, one touchdown

California

See also: 2019 California Golden Bears football team

California at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 3 14320
No. 14 Huskies 0 10 3619

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

  • Date: September 7, 2019
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C) • Cloudy (Lightning) • Wind @ 0 mph (0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,327
  • Referee: Michael Mothershed
  • TV: FS1
Game information
Top Passers
  • CAL – Chase Garbers: 11/18, 111 yards
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 18/31, 162 yards, one interception
Top Rushers
  • CAL – Christopher Brown Jr.: 16 attempts, 80 yards
  • UW – Salvon Ahmed: 21 attempts, 119 yards, one touchdown
Top Receiving
  • CAL – Kekoa Crawford: 3 receptions, 48 yards
  • UW – Hunter Bryant: 4 receptions, 40 yards; Aaron Fuller: 3 receptions, 40 yards

Hawaii

See also: 2019 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team

Hawaii at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 7 13020
No. 23 Huskies 21 17 01452

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

  • Date: September 14, 2019
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 66 °F (19 °C) • Cloudy • Wind @ 9 mph (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 67,589
  • Referee: Mike McCabe
  • TV announcers (P12N): Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth, and Lewis Johnson
Game information
Top Passers
  • HI – Cole McDonald: 22/35, 218 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 18/25, 262 yards, three touchdowns
Top Rushers
  • HI – Miles Reed: 15 attempts, 70 yards, two touchdowns
  • UW – Salvon Ahmed: 8 attempts, 83 yards
Top Receiving
  • HI – Cedric Byrd II: 6 receptions, 72 yards
  • UW – Hunter Bryant: 5 receptions, 115 yards, one touchdown

at BYU

See also: 2019 BYU Cougars football team

Washington at Brigham Young – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 22 Huskies 21 3 21045
Cougars 3 9 7019

at LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, Utah

Game information
Top Passers
  • BYU – Zach Wilson: 26/42, 277 yards, one touchdown, one interception
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 24/28, 290 yards, three touchdowns, one interception
Top Rushers
  • BYU – Emmanuel Esukpa: 9 attempts, 51 yards, one touchdown
  • UW – Sean McGrew: 18 attempts, 110 yards
Top Receiving
  • BYU – Matt Bushman: 6 receptions, 89 yards, one touchdown
  • UW – Aaron Fuller: 8 receptions, 91 yards, one touchdown

Referee: Steven Strimling

USC

See also: 2019 USC Trojans football team

Southern Cal at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 21 Trojans 0 7 7014
No. 17 Huskies 14 3 11028

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

  • Date: September 28, 2019
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C) • Mostly cloudy • Wind @ 6 mph (10 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66975
  • Referee: Mark Duddy
  • TV: FOX
Game information
Top Passers
  • USC – Matt Fink: 19/23, 163 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 16/26, 180 yards
Top Rushers
  • USC – Stephen Carr: 7 attempts, 94 yards
  • UW – Salvon Ahmed: 17 attempts, 153 yards, one touchdown
Top Receiving
  • USC – Michael Pittman Jr.: 4 receptions, 64 yards, one touchdown
  • UW – Aaron Fuller: 6 receptions, 68 yards

at Stanford

See also: 2019 Stanford Cardinal football team

Washington at Stanford – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 15 Huskies 7 3 3013
Cardinal 3 10 7323

at Stanford StadiumStanford, CA

  • Date: October 5, 2019
  • Game time: 7:30 pm PDT
  • Game attendance: 33,225
  • TV: ESPN
Game information
Top Passers
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 16/36, 206 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • STAN – Davis Mills: 21/30, 293 yards, 1 touchdown
Top Rushers
  • UW – Richard Newton: 10 rushes, 64 yards
  • STAN – Cameron Scarlett: 33 rushes, 151 yards, 1 touchdown
Top Receiving
  • UW – Aaron Fuller: 9 receptions, 171 yards
  • STAN – Simi Fehoko: 3 receptions, 91 yards, 1 touchdown

at Arizona

See also: 2019 Arizona Wildcats football team

Washington at Arizona – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 6 7 142451
Wildcats 0 17 01027

at Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ

  • Date: October 12, 2019
  • Game time: 8:00 PDT
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C) • Clear • Wind @ 3 mph (5 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 47,933
  • Referee: Mike McCabe
  • TV announcers (FS1): Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, and Coley Harvey
Game information
Top Passers
  • AZ – Khalil Tate: 13/25, 184 yards, one touchdown, one interception
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 15/22, 243 yards, two touchdowns
Top Rushers
  • AZ – J. J. Taylor: 18 attempts, 95 yards, one touchdown
  • UW – Sean McGrew: 13 attempts, 106 yards
Top Receiving
  • AZ – Cedric Peterson: 3 receptions, 64 yards
  • UW – Puka Nacua: 3 receptions, 97 yards

Oregon

See also: 2019 Oregon Ducks football team and Oregon–Washington football rivalry

Oregon at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 12 Ducks 7 7 14735
No. 25 Huskies 7 14 10031

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

  • Date: October 19, 2019
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. PDT
  • TV: ABC
Game information
Top Passers
  • UO –
  • UW –
Top Rushers
  • UO –
  • UW –
Top Receiving
  • UO –
  • UW –

Utah

See also: 2019 Utah Utes football team

Referee: Mike McCabe

Utah at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 9 Utes 0 13 61433
Huskies 7 7 7728

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

Game information
Top Passers
  • Utah –
  • UW –
Top Rushers
  • Utah –
  • UW –
Top Receiving
  • Utah –
  • UW –

at Oregon State

See also: 2019 Oregon State Beavers football team

Washington at Oregon State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 3 7 9019
Beavers 0 0 707

at Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR

  • Date: November 8, 2019
  • Game time: 7:30 PST
  • TV: FS1
Game information
Top Passers
  • OSU –
  • UW –
Top Rushers
  • OSU –
  • UW –
Top Receiving
  • OSU –
  • UW –

at Colorado

See also: 2019 Colorado Buffaloes football team

Washington at Colorado – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 0 0 7714
Buffaloes 3 10 7020

at Folsom FieldBoulder, CO

  • Date: November 23, 2019
  • Game time: 7:00 pm PST
  • Game attendance: 44,618
Game information
Top Passers
  • UW – Jacob Eason: 21/34, 206 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • CU – Steven Montez: 17/28, 223 yards, 1 touchdown
Top Rushers
  • UW – Richard Newton: 12 rushes, 32 yards, 1 touchdown
  • CU – Alex Fontenot: 24 rushes, 105 yards, 1 touchdown
Top Receiving
  • UW – Hunter Bryant: 5 receptions, 82 yards
  • CU – Laviska Shenault: 7 receptions, 100 yards, 1 touchdown

Washington State

See also: 2019 Washington State Cougars football team and Apple Cup

Washington State at Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cougars 7 3 3013
Huskies 7 14 7331

at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA

  • Date: November 29, 2019
  • Game time: 1:00 pm PDT
  • TV: FOX/FS1
Game information
Top Passers
  • WSU –
  • UW –
Top Rushers
  • WSU –
  • UW –
Top Receiving
  • WSU –
  • UW –

vs. Boise State (Las Vegas Bowl)

See also: 2019 Boise State Broncos football team and 2019 Las Vegas Bowl

Washington vs Boise State (Las Vegas Bowl) – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 7 10 71438
Broncos 0 0 707

at Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV

Game information
Top Passers
  • UW –
  • BSU –
Top Rushers
  • UW –
  • BSU –
Top Receiving
  • UW –
  • BSU –

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
4 122 Jacob Eason QB Indianapolis Colts
5 160 Nick Harris C Cleveland Browns

References

  1. ^ Jude, Adam (January 7, 2019). "Huskies searching for yet another new wide receivers coach following Matt Lubick's departure". The Seattle Times.
  2. ^ Kirschman, Lauren (January 17, 2019). "Huskies name Junior Adams wide receivers coach". The News Tribune. Tacoma, WA. Archived from the original on July 3, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Washington 2019 Football Commits". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Utah picked as Pac-12 favorite in preseason media poll". pac-12.com. July 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 Washington Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  6. ^ 2019 Washington Huskies roster