2007 Washington Huskies football team

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2007 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2007 record4–9 (2–7 Pac-10)
Head coachTyrone Willingham (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Lappano (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorKent Baer (3rd season)
MVPLouis Rankin (O)
MVPDaniel Te'o-Nesheim (D)
CaptainJuan Garcia
CaptainGreyson Gunheim
CaptainRoy Lewis/Louis Rankin
CaptainJordan Reffett/Anthony Russo
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
(Capacity: 72,500)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 USC +   7 2         11 2  
No. 16 Arizona State +   7 2         10 3  
No. 25 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
No. 23 Oregon   5 4         9 4  
UCLA   5 4         6 7  
Arizona   4 5         5 7  
California   3 6         7 6  
Washington State   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   3 6         4 8  
Washington   2 7         4 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Tyrone Willingham. It played its home games at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The 2007 Huskies' schedule was ranked as the most difficult in college football by Jeff Sagarin.[1] The Huskies finished with a record of 4-9, their fourth straight losing season.[2] This, combined with the 2007 team having the worst defense in school history,[3] led to the firings of defensive coordinator Kent Baer and special teams coach Bob Simmons at the end of the season.[4]

The Huskies were led by their redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Locker, who made his debut this season, throwing for over 2,000 yards and rushing for 986. Locker accounted for 27 touchdowns. Louis Rankin, who was named the team's offensive most valuable player, rushed for 1,294 yards.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 315:00 PMat Syracuse*ESPNW 42–1240,329
September 812:30 PMNo. 20 Boise State*FSNW 24–1070,045
September 1512:30 PMNo. 10 Ohio State*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
ESPNL 14–3374,927
September 227:30 PMat UCLAFSNL 31–4472,124
September 295:00 PMNo. 1 USC
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
ABCL 24–2768,654
October 137:00 PMat No. 14 Arizona StateFSNL 20–4464,347
October 204:30 PMNo. 7 Oregon
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNL 34–5566,481
October 2712:00 PMArizonadagger
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNL 41–4861,124
November 33:30 PMat StanfordFSNW 27–936,570
November 107:00 PMat Oregon StateFSNL 23–2945,629
November 1712:30 PMCalifornia
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
ABCW 37–2360,005
November 244:00 PMWashington State
FSNL 35–4272,888
December 18:30 PMat No. 10 Hawaii*ESPN2L 28–3550,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Personnel[edit]

2007 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Jake Locker Redshirt.svg Fr
  Louis Rankin
  Marcel Reece
  Anthony Russo
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S Nate Williams Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Ryan Perkins
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sagarin, Jeff. "Jeff Sagarin NCAA football ratings." USA Today. December 14, 2007. Retrieved on January 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Stassen, Chris. "All-Time Records of Washington." Retrieved on January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "Huskies in 2007: Locker grows, defense stumbles, coach returns[permanent dead link]." The Sporting News. December 5, 2007. Retrieved on January 3, 2008.
  4. ^ Condotta, Bob. "UW starts overhaul of coaching staff." The Seattle Times. December 18, 2007. Retrieved on January 3, 2008.
  5. ^ ESPN - Washington Huskies Statistics.