|1978 Washington Huskies football|
|1978 record||7–4 (6–2 Pac-10)|
|Offensive coordinator||Dick Scesniak (4th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Jim Lambright (1st season)|
|MVP||Michael Jackson (LB)|
|Home stadium||Husky Stadium|
|1978 Pacific-10 Conference football standings|
|No. 2 USC $||6||–||1||–||0||12||–||1||–||0|
|No. 14 UCLA||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||3||–||1|
|No. 17 Stanford||4||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1978 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under fourth-year head coach Don James, the team compiled a 7–4 record, tied for second in the Pacific-10 Conference, and outscored its opponents 270 to 155. Linebacker Michael Jackson was selected as the team's most valuable player. The team captains were Jackson, Nesby Glasgow, Scott Greenwood, and Jeff Toews.
In the newly-expanded Pac-10, the defending champion Huskies returned eighteen starters, but not at quarterback. Washington defeated the two new members, Arizona and Arizona State, and did not play California. The two losses were to UCLA and USC, and the Huskies defeated Washington State in the Apple Cup for the fifth consecutive year.
|September 9||No. 12 UCLA||No. 11||L 7–10||55,780|
|September 16||Kansas*||No. 18||W 31–2||49,624|
|September 23||at Indiana*||No. 15||L 7–14||40,244|
|September 30||at Oregon State||W 34–0||30,000|
|October 7||No. 8 Alabama*||L 17–20||60,975|
|October 14||at No. 18 Stanford||W 34–31||58,079|
|October 21||Oregon||W 20–14||49,602|
|October 28||Arizona State||W 41–7||54,866|
|November 4||Arizona||No. 20||W 31–21||47,587|
|November 11||at No. 5 USC||No. 19||L 10–28||54,071|
|November 25||vs. Washington State||W 38–8||35,187|
|1978 Washington Huskies football team roster|
NFL Draft selections
Five University of Washington Huskies were selected in the 1979 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds with 330 selections.
|= Husky Hall of Fame|
|Jeff Toews||Tackle||2nd||53||Miami Dolphins|
|Michael Jackson||Linebacker||3rd||57||Seattle Seahawks|
|Spider Gaines||Wide receiver||6th||140||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Roger Westlund||Tackle||7th||186||Atlanta Falcons|
|Nesby Glasgow||Defensive back||8th||207||Baltimore Colts|
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