1959 Washington Huskies football team

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1959 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
AAWU co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 44–8 vs. Wisconsin
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 8
1959 record 10–1 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coach Jim Owens (3rd season)
Captain (game captains)
Home stadium Husky Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Washington * + 3 1 0     10 1 0
No. 14 USC + 3 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA + 3 1 0     5 4 1
California 1 3 0     2 8 0
Stanford 0 4 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington during the 1959 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Seattle at Husky Stadium.

In its third season under head coach Jim Owens, Washington was 9–1 in the regular season and 3–1 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities, one of three co-champions of the five-team AAWU in its inaugural year. The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) had disbanded in the spring, and the AAWU consisted of the four teams from state of California and the Huskies. The other four PCC teams from the north (Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, and Idaho) were independent for several years. (Washington defeated all four this season.) The Cougars joined the league in 1962 and the Oregon schools in 1964; it was later renamed the Pacific-8 Conference.

Led on the field by junior All-American quarterback Bob Schloredt,[1] the Huskies started the season unranked and gained the Rose Bowl berth.[2] Eighth-ranked, they were a 6½-point underdog to the #6 Wisconsin Badgers (7–2), the champions of the Big Ten.[3] On New Year's Day in Pasadena, Washington jumped out to a 17–0 lead in the first quarter and won in a 44–8 rout to finish the season at 10–1.[1][4][5] The Rose Bowl victory was the first for a West Coast team in seven years,[5] and only the second since the end of World War II; the loser both times was Wisconsin.[1][6]

Washington outscored all opponents by a combined total of 253 to 73,[7] and outside of the sole loss to USC,[8][9] they allowed no more than twelve points in each of their other ten games, with four shutouts. The final rankings in this era were released in early December, at the end of the regular season and prior to the bowl games.[10][11][12]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO [13][14] W 21–12   27,000
September 26 Idaho* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA [15][16] W 23–0   24,476
October 3 Utah* Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [17] W 51–6   27,560
October 10 Stanford Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [18] W 10–0   36,713
October 17 No. 7 USC No. 18 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [8][9] L  15–22   54,497
October 24 at No. 11 Oregon* Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR [19][20][21] W 13–12   37,000
October 31 at UCLA No. 17 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA [22][23] W 23–7   32,838
November 7 Oregon State* No. 12 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [24][25] W 13–6   45,317
November 14 at California No. 13 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA [26][27] W 20–0   38,800
November 21 Washington State* No. 14 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [28][29][30] (Apple Cup) W 20–0   55,782
January 1 vs. No. 6 Wisconsin* No. 8 Rose BowlPasadena, CA [1][4][5] (Rose Bowl) W 44–8   100,809
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Missildine, Harry (January 2, 1960). "Huskies magnificent in 44-8 bowl win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Huskies in! Unanimously". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 23, 1959. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ Missildine, Harry (January 1, 1960). "Coaches radiate confidence on eve of Rose Bowl game". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 10. 
  4. ^ a b Smith, Wilfrid (January 2, 1960). "Badgers humbled in Rose Bowl 44-8". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 2. 
  5. ^ a b c "Huskies surprise 44-8 in Rose Bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1960. p. 5. 
  6. ^ "Badgers voted in Rose Bowl by Big Ten". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 23, 1959. p. 3B. 
  7. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Troy defeats UW". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 18, 1959. p. 2, sports. 
  9. ^ a b "Trojans power to TD in last period to top Huskies 22-15". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 18, 1959. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "Orange win grid crown". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 8, 1959. p. 18. 
  11. ^ "Syracuse tops final grid poll by wide margin". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. December 8, 1959. p. 2. 
  12. ^ "Syracuse is voted national champion by coaches board". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. December 8, 1959. p. 23. 
  13. ^ "Huskies and Ducks open on high note". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 20, 1959. p. 2, sports. 
  14. ^ "Buff miscues help Huskies win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 20, 1960. p. 3B. 
  15. ^ Missildine, Harry (September 27, 1959). "Huskies batter Idaho, 23-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  16. ^ "Fast-starting Huskies subdue Vandals 23-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 27, 1959. p. 12. 
  17. ^ "Huskies romp past Utes in 51-6 game". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 4, 1959. p. 1B. 
  18. ^ "UW tops Tribe". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 11, 1959. p. 1B. 
  19. ^ Strite, Dick (October 25, 1959). "Oregon win string ended, 13-12". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  20. ^ "Huskies take inside in Rose Bowl race". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. October 26, 1959. p. 2. 
  21. ^ "2015 Oregon Football Media Guide" (PDF). GoDucks.com. Oregon Ducks Athletics. p. 102. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  22. ^ "UW dumps UCLA". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 1, 1959. p. 2, sports. 
  23. ^ "Husky bowl hopes up after beating UCLA". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 1, 1959. p. 8. 
  24. ^ "Beavers scare Husky eleven, but Schloredt leads 13-6 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 8, 1959. p. 1B. 
  25. ^ "Huskies down OSC, 13-6". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 8, 1959. p. 2, sports. 
  26. ^ "Huskies defeat Cal; bowl chances rise". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 15, 1959. p. 3, sports. 
  27. ^ "Huskies blank Cal; stay on bowl track". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 5, 1959. p. 1B. 
  28. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 1, 1959). "Muscular Huskies demolish WSU". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 2, sports. 
  29. ^ "UW clinches RB trip". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 22, 1959. p. 1B. 
  30. ^ "Washington, Wisconsin win, set stage for Rose Bowl". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 22, 1959. p. 9.