2007 Washington Huskies football team

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2007 Washington Huskies football
University of Washington Block W logo.svg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2007 record 4-9 (2-7 Pac-10)
Head coach Tyrone Willingham
Offensive coordinator Tim Lappano
Defensive coordinator Kent Baer (3rd year)
Home stadium Husky Stadium
(Capacity: 72,500)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 USC   7 2         11 2  
#16 Arizona State   7 2         10 3  
#25 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
#23 Oregon   5 4         9 4  
UCLA   5 4         6 7  
Arizona   4 5         5 7  
California   3 6         7 6  
Washington State   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   3 6         4 8  
Washington   2 7         4 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Tyrone Willingham. It played its home games at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The 2007 Huskies' schedule was ranked as the most difficult in college football by Jeff Sagarin.[1] The Huskies finished with a record of 4-9, their fourth straight losing season.[2] This, combined with the 2007 team having the worst defense in school history,[3] led to the firings of defensive coordinator Kent Baer and special teams coach Bob Simmons at the end of the season.[4]

The Huskies were led by their redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Locker, who made his debut this season, throwing for over 2,000 yards and rushing for 986. Locker accounted for 27 touchdowns. Louis Rankin, who was named the team's offensive most valuable player, rushed for 1,294 yards.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 5:00 PM at Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN W 42-12   40,329
September 8 12:30 PM #20 Boise State* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FSN W 24-10   70,045
September 15 12:30 PM #10 Ohio State* Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA ESPN L 14-33   74,927
September 22 7:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN L 31-44   72,124
September 29 5:00 PM #1 USC Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA ABC L 24-27   68,654
October 13 7:00 PM at #14 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ FSN L 20-44   64,347
October 20 4:30 PM #7 Oregon Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FSN L 34-55   66,481
October 27 12:00 PM Arizonadagger Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FSN L 41-48   61,124
November 3 3:30 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FSN W 27-9   36,570
November 10 7:00 PM at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR FSN L 23-29   45,629
November 17 12:30 PM California Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA ABC W 37-23   60,005
November 24 4:00 PM Washington State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (100th Apple Cup) FSN L 35-42   72,888
December 1 8:30 PM at #10 Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN2 L 28-35   50,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time Zone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sagarin, Jeff. "Jeff Sagarin NCAA football ratings." USA Today. December 14, 2007. Retrieved on January 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Stassen, Chris. "All-Time Records of Washington." Retrieved on January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "Huskies in 2007: Locker grows, defense stumbles, coach returns." The Sporting News. December 5, 2007. Retrieved on January 3, 2008.
  4. ^ Condotta, Bob. "UW starts overhaul of coaching staff." The Seattle Times. December 18, 2007. Retrieved on January 3, 2008.
  5. ^ ESPN - Washington Huskies Statistics.