1989 Washington Huskies Football Team
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1989 Washington Huskies Football Team
1989 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Freedom Bowl, W 34-7 vs. Florida
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 23
1989 record8-4 (5-3 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (15th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Pinkel (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (13th season)
MVPBern Brostek
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 USC $ 6 0 1     9 2 1
No. 23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
No. 25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fifteenth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled an record, finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and outscored its opponents 332 to 225.[1]Bern Brostek was selected as the team's most valuable player. Dennis Brown, Cary Conklin, Martin Harrison, and Andre Riley were the team captains.

Washington opened with two wins, lost three straight, then won five of six to complete the regular season at .

After missing bowl season the previous year, the Huskies traveled south to Anaheim Stadium and defeated Florida in the Freedom Bowl. They led at halftime and held All-American running back Emmitt Smith,[2] a future hall of famer, to just 17 yards on seven carries in his final college game.[3][4] The Huskies climbed up to #23 in the final AP poll.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 912:30 p.m.Texas A&M*W 19-669,434
September 1612:30 p.m.Purdue*No. 15
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [5]
W 38-966,392
September 237:00 p.m.at No. 23 ArizonaNo. 11L 17-2050,935
September 301:00 p.m.No. 5 Colorado*No. 21
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [7]
L 28-4569,152
October 712:30 p.m.at No. 9 USCL 16-2458,410
October 141:00 p.m.Oregon
W 20-1470,442
October 211:00 p.m.at CaliforniaW 29-1620,000
October 2812:30 p.m.at UCLAW 28-2748,801
November 412:30 p.m.Arizona State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [12]
L 32-3464,695
November 111:00 p.m.at Oregon StateW 51-1432,147
November 1812:30 p.m.Washington State
W 20-973,527
December 3011:00 a.m.vs. Florida*W 34-733,858
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Roster

Source:[16]

NFL Draft

Six Huskies were selected in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Bern Brostek C 1 23 Los Angeles Rams
Dennis Brown DT 2 47 San Francisco 49ers
Cary Conklin QB 4 86 Washington Redskins
Le-Lo Lang CB 5 136 Denver Broncos
Martin Harrison DE 10 276 San Francisco 49ers
Andre Riley WR 12 314 Cincinnati Bengals

References

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Freedom pits speed against power". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire reports. December 30, 1989. p. B1.
  3. ^ a b "Huskies roll past Florida in 34-7 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 31, 1989. p. 1D.
  4. ^ a b "Huskies hammer Florida, 34-7". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). wire services. December 31, 1989. p. F4.
  5. ^ "Washington 38, Purdue 9". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 17, 1989. p. 6C.
  6. ^ "'Cats claw the Huskies on late FG". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 24, 1989. p. 5E.
  7. ^ "Buffs win for fallen teammate". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 1, 1989. p. 6E.
  8. ^ "Trojans rally for 24-16 win over Washington". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 8, 1989. p. 3E.
  9. ^ Conrad, Bob (October 15, 1989). "Ducks lose handle, Huskies, 20-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1E.
  10. ^ "Washington 29, California 16". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 22, 1989. p. 6E.
  11. ^ "It's a dog's day for Bruins". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 29, 1989. p. 6E.
  12. ^ "Arizona State 32, Washington 24". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 5, 1989. p. 6E.
  13. ^ Cawood, Neil (November 12, 1989). "Huskies grease Beavers' skid, 51-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1E.
  14. ^ "Huskies bowl-bound after win over WSU". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 19, 1989. p. 1C.
  15. ^ Meehan, Jim (November 20, 1989). "Huskies sack WSU's bowl, season". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  16. ^ "Today's game". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 14, 1989. p. 6D.



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