1981 Washington Huskies football team

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1981 Washington Huskies football
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Pac-10 champion
1982 Rose Bowl, W 28-0 vs. Iowa
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #10
1981 record 10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Don James (7th year)
Defensive coordinator Jim Lambright
MVP Mark Jerue
Captain James Carter, Vince Coby, Fletcher Jenkins, Mark Jerue
Home stadium Husky Stadium
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington $ 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its seventh season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 10–2 record, finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, defeated Iowa in the 1981 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 281 to 171.[1] Mark Jerue was selected as the team's most valuable player. Jerue, James Carter, Vince Coby, and Fletcher Jenkins were the team captains.

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 College of Pacific* #17 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 34–14   45,134
September 19 Kansas State* #15 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 20–3   52,343
September 26 at Oregon #16 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 17–3   40,685
October 3 Arizona State #12 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA L 7–26   50,410
October 10 at California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 27–26   33,600
October 17 Oregon State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 56–17   52,324
October 24 at Texas Tech* Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 14–7   36,335
October 31 Stanford #18 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 42–31   53,504
November 7 at UCLA #16 Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 0–31   41,818
November 14 #3 USC Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 13–3   59,870
November 21 #14 Washington State #17 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup) W 23–10   60,052
January 1 vs. #13 Iowa* #12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 28–0   105,611
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes

Washington State

Washington St at Washington
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 7 3 0 10
Washington 0 10 10 3 23
  • Source: Eugene Register-Guard

References

  1. "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.