1977 Washington Huskies football team

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1977 Washington Huskies football
Pacific-8 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 27–20 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 10
1977 record 8–4 (6–1 Pac-8)
Head coach Don James (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Dick Scesniak (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Jim Lambright (1st year)
MVP Warren Moon
Captain Blair Bush
Captain Dave Browning
Captain Warren Moon
Captain Mike Rohrbach
Home stadium Husky Stadium (c. 72,500, turf)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Washington $   6 1         8 4  
#15 Stanford   5 2         9 3  
#13 USC   5 2         8 4  
California   3 4         7 4  
Washington State   3 4         6 5  
Oregon   1 6         2 9  
Oregon State   0 7         2 9  
UCLA   0 7         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † – UCLA forfeited 7 wins (5 conference wins) due to ineligible players.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 No. 16 Mississippi State* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 18–27† (later vacated)[1][better source needed]   45,050
September 17 San Jose State* Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 24–3   36,489
September 24 at Syracuse* Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 20–22   12,839
October 1 at Minnesota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 17–19   31,895
October 8 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 54–0   29,500
October 15 Stanford Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 45–21   46,529
October 22 Oregon State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 14–6   46,677
October 29 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 12–20† (later vacated)[1]   38,692
November 5 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 50–31   38,812
November 12 No. 14 USC Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 28–10   59,501
November 19 Washington State No. 19 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup) W 35–15   60,964
January 2 vs. No. 4 Michigan* No. 13 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 27–20   105,312
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

† Games were subsequently vacated or forfeited to Washington[1]

Game summaries[edit]

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 3 0 7 10
Washington 0 7 14 7 28

[2]

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 0 0 0 15 15
Washington 21 7 7 0 35

[3]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Blair Bush Center 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals
Dave Browning Defensive End 2 54 Oakland Raiders

[4]

  • Warren Moon’s rookie year in the NFL would be with the Houston Oilers in 1984.[5]

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