1977 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1977 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1977 record 5-6 (3-5 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Young
MVP Fred Arrington
Captain Jerome King
Captain John Skibinski
Home stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9/8 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11/12 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1977 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1977 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 14–19   53,014
September 17 Ohio* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 44–7   49,354
September 24 #11 Notre Dame* Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 24–31   68,966
October 1 Wake Forest* Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 17–26   54,060
October 8 at #4 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–46   87,707
October 15 Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) L 22–29   60,242
October 22 Iowadagger Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 34–21   62,443
October 29 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 28–16   17,525
November 5 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 22–0   73,322
November 12 #6 Michigan Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 7–40   68,003
November 19 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) L 10–21   52,914
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Starters[edit]

  • Offense: qb Mark Herrmann, tb Mike Brown/Robert Williams, fb John Skibinski, se Reggie Arnold, fl Ray Smith, te Dave Young/Tim Eubank, lt Mike Barberich, lg John Fincuan/Dale Schwan, c Pete Quinn/Steve Schlundt, rg Steve McKenzie, rt John LeFeber
  • Defense: lde Lee Larkins, ldt Marcus Jackson/Calvin Clark, mg Roger Ruwe, rdt Jeff Senica, rde Keena Turner, lb Fred Arrington/Kevin Motts, cb Jerome King/Pat Harris, S Willie Harris/Paul Beery/Rock Supan
  • Special teams: k Scott Sovereen, p Dave Eagin

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Staff[edit]

Head Coach: Jim Young

Assistants: Bob Bockrath, Leon Burtnett, Mike Hankwitz, Randy Hart, John Mackovic, Doug Redmann, Larry Thompson, Ed Zaunbrecher

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Game notes[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

  • Ray Smith 6 Rec, 108 Yds
  • Reggie Arnold 7 Rec, 107 Yds[2]
  • Mark Herrmann's first start at quarterback


Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Purdue 14 0 14 0 28
Northwestern 10 0 0 6 16

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Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Mark Herrmann 175 319 2,453 18 27

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yards TD
John Skibinski 147 665 4
Mark Herrmann -80

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yards TD
Reggie Arnold 44 840 8
John Skibinski 221

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Awards[edit]

All-Big Ten

  • Reggie Arnold (1st)
  • Mark Herrmann (2nd)
  • John Skibinski (2nd)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2010 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Oct 30.