1960 Washington Huskies football team

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1960 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Helms Poll national champion
Rose Bowl champion
AAWU champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–7 vs. Minnesota
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1960 record10–1 (4–0 AAWU)
Head coachJim Owens (4th season)
Assistant coachBert Clark
Defensive coordinatorTom Tipps
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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 NCAA University Division 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, 4–0 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU), defeated top-ranked Minnesota in the Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents 272 to 107.[1]

Season[edit]

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,[2] and did not play again in the regular season.[3][4] Bob Hivner took over as 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.[5][6] 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,[7] sixth-ranked Washington upset Minnesota 17–7 for consecutive Rose Bowl wins.[4][8][9] Schloredt returned at quarterback and was the player of the game for a second straight year.[4]

The final rankings in this era were released at the end of the regular season (in late November), prior to the bowl games.[10][11] Washington was ranked fifth and sixth in the respective polls.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17Pacific (CA)*No. 3W 55–639,047
September 24Idaho*No. 3
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [13]
W 41–1235,996
October 1No. 17 Navy*No. 3
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [5][6]
L 14–1557,379
October 8at StanfordNo. 12W 29–1024,032
October 15No. 15 UCLANo. 13
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [2]
W 10–854,152
October 22at No. 18 Oregon State*No. 8W 30–2936,833
October 29Oregon*No. 9
W 7–655,235
November 5at USCNo. 7W 34–043,475
November 12CaliforniaNo. 6
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA [17]
W 27–755,884
November 19at Washington State*No. 5W 8–728,750
January 2, 1961vs. No. 1 Minnesota*No. 6W 17–797,314
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

All-Coast[edit]

Professional football draft selections[edit]

Six University of Washington Huskies were selected in the 1961 NFL Draft, which lasted 20 rounds with 280 selections.[20] Four Huskies were selected in the 1961 AFL Draft, which lasted 30 rounds with 240 selections;[21] three of the four were also selected in the NFL draft.

= Husky Hall of Fame[22]
League Player Position Round Pick Franchise
NFL Ben Davidson Tackle 4th 46 New York Giants
NFL George Fleming Halfback 6th 76 Chicago Bears
NFL Lee Folkins End 6th 82 Green Bay Packers
NFL Bill Kinnune Guard 11th 148 St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Chuck Allen Guard 17th 228 Los Angeles Rams
NFL Don McKeta Back 20th 277 New York Giants
AFL George Fleming Halfback 2nd 12 Oakland Raiders
AFL Bill Kinnune Guard 26th 207 Los Angeles Chargers
AFL Bob Schloredt Quarterback 27th 214 Dallas Texans
AFL Chuck Allen Guard 28th 223 Los Angeles Chargers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Schloredt's shoulder broken in UW win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 16, 1960.
  3. ^ "Schloredt out until 'Rose Bowl game'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 17, 1960. p. 3B.
  4. ^ a b c d Missildine, Harry (January 3, 1961). "Schloredt leads Huskies to win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 16.
  5. ^ a b "Mather punches field goal as Navy nips Huskies, 15-14". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 2, sports.
  6. ^ a b "Field goal trips UW by 15-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 1B.
  7. ^ Missildine, Harry (January 2, 1961). "Gophers given TD edge over Huskies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 14.
  8. ^ a b Barry, Howard (January 3, 1961). "Gophers beaten in Rose Bowl, 17-7". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 4.
  9. ^ a b Harvey, Paul, III (January 3, 1961). "Huskies whip Gophers, 17–7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2B.
  10. ^ "Gophers win title". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 30, 1960. p. 13.
  11. ^ "Gophers top final poll". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. November 29, 1960. p. 3.
  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.
  20. ^ "1961 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  21. ^ "1961 AFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  22. ^ "The Husky Hall of Fame". gohuskies.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)

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