1945 Washington Huskies football team

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1945 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1945 record 6–3 (6–3 PCC)
Head coach Ralph Welch (4th year)
Captain Bill McGovern
Home stadium Husky Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 USC $ 5 1 0     7 4 0
Washington State 6 2 1     6 2 1
Washington 6 3 0     6 3 0
Oregon State 4 4 0     4 4 1
UCLA 2 3 0     5 4 0
California 2 4 1     4 5 1
Oregon 3 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 5 0     1 7 0
Montana 0 1 0     1 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington during the 1945 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Seattle at Husky Stadium.

Under fourth-year head coach Ralph Welch, the Huskies were 6–3 and finished third in the Pacific Coast Conference. Washington outscored its opponents by a combined total of 91 to 54.[1] No non-conference games were played this season and Bill McGovern was the team captain.

Season[edit]

After a two-year hiatus due to World War II, in-state rival Washington State resumed its program and was played twice. The games were split, with home team wins in shutouts in Seattle in October,[2][3] and in Pullman at the end of the season.[4][5][6] The Cougars had last fielded a team in 1942.

Oregon and Oregon State were also played twice, in Seattle and Portland. The Huskies swept Oregon,[7][8] but split with Oregon State, with the visiting teams prevailing.[9][10][11] The Huskies upset USC 13–7 in Seattle,[12][13] the Trojans' only PCC loss. UCLA was not on the schedule this season, and Stanford did not field a team from 1943 through 1945.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 Oregon Husky StadiumSeattle, WA [7] W 20–6   32,000
October 6 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 14–27   35,000
October 13 Washington State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [2][3] (Apple Cup) W  6–0   35,000
October 20 vs. Oregon State Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR [9] W 13–0   18,000
October 27 No. 20 USC Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [12][13] W 13–7   40,000
November 3 vs. Oregon No. 18 Multnomah Stadium • Portland, OR [8] W  7–0   28,194
November 10 Oregon State No. 18 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [10][11] L   6–7   20,000
November 17 Idaho Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [14][15] W 12–0   6,000
November 24 Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA [4][5][6] (Apple Cup) L   0–7   15,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Maclean, James A. (October 14, 1945). "Washington Huskies provide upset by dropping W.S.C. Cougars". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. p. 18. 
  3. ^ a b "W.S.C. Cougars drop from undefeated ranks as Huskies win 6-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 14, 1945. p. 11. 
  4. ^ a b "Important W.S.C.-Husky game on at Pullman today". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 24, 1945. p. 9. 
  5. ^ a b "Cougars beat Huskies; make bid for Rose Bowl". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 25, 1945. p. 10. 
  6. ^ a b Ashlock, Herb (November 26, 1945). "Two factors remain in path of W.S.C.'s Rose Bowl hopes". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 13. 
  7. ^ a b Strite, Dick (September 30, 1945). "Huskies defeat Oregon 20-6 in Seattle fray". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1. 
  8. ^ a b Strite, Dick (November 4, 1945). "Battling Ducks drop game to Washington, 7-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1. 
  9. ^ a b "Huskies defeat OSC Beavers". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 21, 1945. p. 9. 
  10. ^ a b Maclean, James A. (November 11, 1945). "Oregon State Beavers wreck Husky bowl hopes with 7-6 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. p. 18. 
  11. ^ a b "Beavers put finishing touches to Rose Bowl Hopes of Huskies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 11, 1945. p. 9. 
  12. ^ a b Hewins, Jack (October 29, 1945). "Washington slicker Southern California Trojans". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 20. 
  13. ^ a b "Washington U upsets Trojans 13-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 28, 1945. p. 9. 
  14. ^ "Washington Huskies defeat Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 18, 1945. p. 11. 
  15. ^ Hewins, Jack (November 18, 1945). "Huskies down Vandals 12-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 21.