1960 Washington Huskies football team

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1960 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
AAWU champion
Helms Poll national champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–7 vs. Minnesota
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 6
1960 record 10–1 (4–0 AAWU)
Head coach Jim Owens (4th year)
Captain Game captains
Home stadium Husky Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Washington $ 4 0 0     10 1 0
USC 3 1 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 2 0     7 2 1
California 1 3 0     2 7 1
Stanford 0 4 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington during the 1960 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Seattle at Husky Stadium.

Under fourth-year head coach Jim Owens, Washington was 9–1 in the regular season and 4–0 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU). Led on the field by senior quarterback Bob Schloredt, an All-American the previous year, the Huskies started the season ranked third. Schloredt broke his collarbone in the fifth game, against UCLA,[1] and did not play again in the regular season.[2][3] Bob Hivner took over at quarterback and won the game plus the next five.

A one-point loss on a last-minute field goal by Orange Bowl-bound Navy two weeks earlier in Seattle was the season's only blemish.[4][5] The Huskies returned to the Rose Bowl to meet the top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference on January 2. A seven-point underdog,[6] sixth-ranked Washington upset Minnesota 17–7 for consecutive Rose Bowl wins.[3][7][8] Schloredt returned at quarterback and was the player of the game for a second straight year.[3]

The final rankings in this era were released at the end of the regular season, prior to the bowl games.[9][10] Washington outscored all opponents by a combined total of 272 to 107.[11]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Pacific (CA)* No. 3 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA [12] W 55–6   39,047
September 24 Idaho* No. 3 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [13] W 41–12   35,996
October 1 No. 17 Navy* No. 3 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [4][5] L 14–15   57,379
October 8 at Stanford No. 12 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 29–10   24,032
October 15 No. 15 UCLA No. 13 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [1] W 10–8   54,152
October 22 at No. 18 Oregon State* No. 8 Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR [14] W 30–29   36,833
October 29 Oregon* No. 9 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [15] W 7–6   55,235
November 5 at USC No. 7 Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA [16] W 34–0   43,475
November 12 California No. 6 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA [17] W 27–7   55,884
November 19 at Washington State* No. 5 Memorial StadiumSpokane, WA [18][19] (Apple Cup) W 8–7   28,750
January 2, 1961 vs. No. 1 Minnesota* No. 6 Rose BowlPasadena, CA [7][3][8] (Rose Bowl) W 17–7   97,314
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Schloredt's shoulder broken in UW win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 16, 1960. 
  2. ^ "Schloredt out until 'Rose Bowl game'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 17, 1960. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ a b c d Missildine, Harry (January 3, 1961). "Schloredt leads Huskies to win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 16. 
  4. ^ a b "Mather punches field goal as Navy nips Huskies, 15-14". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 2, sports. 
  5. ^ a b "Field goal trips UW by 15-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 1B. 
  6. ^ Missildine, Harry (January 2, 1961). "Gophers given TD edge over Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 14. 
  7. ^ a b Barry, Howard (January 3, 1961). "Gophers beaten in Rose Bowl, 17-7". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 4. 
  8. ^ a b Harvey, Paul, III (January 3, 1961). "Huskies whip Gophers, 17–7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2B. 
  9. ^ "Gophers win title". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 30, 1960. p. 13. 
  10. ^ "Gophers top final poll". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. November 29, 1960. p. 3. 
  11. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ Hewins, Jack (September 18, 1960). "Huskies overwhelm COP's Tigers, 55-6". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. 2, sports. 
  13. ^ "Foregone conclusion true -- Washington waxes Vandals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 25, 1960. p. 2, sports. 
  14. ^ Harvey, Paul, III (October 23, 1960). "Huskies rally to nip Oregon Staters, 30-29". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  15. ^ "Washington nips Webfoots, 7-6, on Hivner-McKeta pass". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 30, 1960. p. 2, sports. 
  16. ^ "Huskies strike early, grab 34-0 shutout win over USC". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 6, 1960. p. 1B. 
  17. ^ "Huskies nab league title with victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 13, 1960. p. 1B. 
  18. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 20, 1960). "Cougars go down in grim gallant glory, 8-7". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 16. 
  19. ^ "Cougar upset bid falls point short". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 20, 1960. p. 1B.