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1960 Washington Huskies football team

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Coaches  No. 5
1960 record  10–1 (4–0 AAWU)
Captain  Game captains
AP  No. 6
Head coach  Jim Owens (4th year)
1960 Washington Huskies football team
Conference  Athletic Association of Western Universities

The 1960 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington during the 1959 college 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 and 4–0 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU). 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, and did not play again in the regular season. Bob Hivner took over at 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. 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, sixth-ranked Washington upset Minnesota 17–7 for consecutive Rose Bowl wins. Schloredt returned at quarterback and was the player of the game for a second straight year.

The final rankings in this era were released at the end of the regular season, prior to the bowl games. Washington outscored all opponents by a combined total of 272 to 107.


1960 Washington Huskies football team Wikipedia