1941 Washington Huskies football team

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1941 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1941 record5–4 (5–3 PCC)
Head coachJimmy Phelan (12th season)
Assistant coachChester "Cotton" Wilcox
Assistant coachRalph "Pest" Welch [1][2][3]
CaptainNone
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 Oregon State $ 7 2 0     8 2 0
Washington 5 3 0     5 4 0
No. 19 Washington State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Stanford 4 3 0     6 3 0
Oregon 4 4 0     5 5 0
UCLA 3 4 1     5 5 1
California 3 4 0     4 5 0
USC 2 4 1     2 6 1
Montana 1 3 0     6 3 0
Idaho 0 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1941 college football season. In its 12th season under head coach Jimmy Phelan, the team compiled a 5–4 record, finished in second place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 120 to 94.[4]

After the season in mid-December, Phelan and his two assistants were fired.[1][2][3] Assistant Ralph Welch was rehired as head coach for 1942.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Minnesota*L 6–1443,000[5]
October 4vs. Oregon StateL 6–915,000[6]
October 11at Washington StateW 23–1322,000[7]
October 18UCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 14–718,000[8]
October 25No. 20 Stanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 7–1343,000[9]
November 1Montana
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 21–020,000[10]
November 8at CaliforniaW 13–630,000[11]
November 22OregonNo. 20
L 16–1930,000[12]
November 29at USCW 14–1335,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jimmy Phelan and two aides get gate at Washington U." Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 13, 1941. p. 9.
  2. ^ a b "Washington coaching staff is out". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 14, 1941. p. 1, sports.
  3. ^ a b "Phelan fired after dozen years at job". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 14, 1941. p. 18.
  4. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Charles Johnson (September 28, 1941). "Smith and Daley Star as Gophers Rip Huskies, 14-6: Halfback Scoots to 2 Scores". Minneapolis Sunday Tribune and Star Journal. pp. Sports 1-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Washington Beat By Staters 9 To 6 In Upset Battle". Medford Mail Tribune. October 5, 1941. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Jack Hewins (October 12, 1941). "Husky Claws Win From Cougar". The Oregon Statesman. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Al Wolf (October 19, 1941). "Bruins Hold Huskies to 14-7 Grid Victory". Los Angeles Times. pp. II-9, II-10 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Harry Borba (October 26, 1941). "Cards Roll Toward Rose Bowl, 13-7". San Francisco Examiner. p. Sports 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Gail Fowler (November 2, 1941). "Huskies' Power, Grizzly Errors Defeat Montana". The Sunday Missoulian. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Art Cohn (November 9, 1941). "Derian Injury Decides Game". Oakland Tribune. p. A13 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Oregon Conquers Huskies, 19 to 16; Roblin and Meacham Star". Medford Mail Tribune. November 23, 1941. p. Sports 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Paul Zimmerman (November 30, 1941). "Huskies Edge Troy, 14 To 13". Los Angeles Times. p. I-27 – via Newspapers.com.