1981 Washington Huskies football team

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1981 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 28–0 vs. Iowa
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 10
1981 record 10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Don James (7th year)
Defensive coordinator Jim Lambright (5th year)
MVP Mark Jerue
Captain James Carter
Captain Vince Coby
Captain Fletcher Jenkins
Captain Mark Jerue
Home stadium Husky Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington $ 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its seventh season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 10–2 record, finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, defeated Iowa in the 1981 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 281 to 171.[1] Mark Jerue was selected as the team's most valuable player. Jerue, James Carter, Vince Coby, and Fletcher Jenkins were the team captains.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 Pacific (CA)* No. 17 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 34–14   45,134
September 19 Kansas State* No. 15 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 20–3   52,343
September 26 at Oregon No. 16 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 17–3   40,685
October 3 Arizona State No. 12 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA L 7–26   50,410
October 10 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 27–26   33,600
October 17 Oregon State Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 56–17   52,324
October 24 at Texas Tech* Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 14–7   36,335
October 31 Stanford No. 18 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 42–31   53,504
November 7 at UCLA No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 0–31   41,818
November 14 No. 3 USC Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 13–3   59,870
November 21 No. 14 Washington State No. 17 Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup) W 23–10   60,052
January 1 vs. No. 13 Iowa* No. 12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 28–0   105,611
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Washington St at Washington
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 7 3 0 10
Washington 0 10 10 3 23
  • Source: Eugene Register-Guard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.