1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1978 Purdue Boilermakers football
Peach Bowl Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #13
1978 record 9–2–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Young
MVP Keena Turner
Captain Tim Eubank
Captain Willie Harris
Home stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#12/NR Michigan State § 7 1 0     8 3 0
#13/13 Purdue 6 1 1     9 2 1
Ohio State 6 2 0     7 4 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 4 2     5 4 2
Indiana 3 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     2 9 0
Illinois 0 6 2     1 8 2
Northwestern 0 8 1     0 10 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1978 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 Michigan State Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 21–14   60,355
September 23 Ohio* Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 24–0   55,172
September 30 at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 6–10   59,075
October 7 Wake Forest* Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 14–7   54,362
October 14 #16 Ohio State Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 27–16   69,465
October 21 at Illinois #19 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 13–0   50,918
October 28 at Iowa #17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 34–7   57,640
November 4 Northwesterndagger #14 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 31–0   64,232
November 11 at Wisconsin #12 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI T 24–24   78,986
November 18 at #7 Michigan #15 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 6–24   106,410
November 25 Indiana #18 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 20–7   69,918
December 25 vs. Georgia Tech #17 Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) W 41–21   20,277
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Starters[edit]

Offense: se Burrell, lt Feil, lg Schwan, c Quinn, rg LeFeber, rt McKenzie, te Eubank/Young, qb Herrmann, fb Macon, tb Pope, fl M. Harris, k Sovereen

Defense: le Floyd, lt Clark, mg Loushin, rt Jackson, re Turner, lb Motts/Johanson, cb W. Smith/Moss, ss Supan, fs W. Harris, p Eagin

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Staff[edit]

Head Coach: Jim Young

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

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Game notes[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 14 0 0 0 14
Purdue 0 0 14 7 21

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Notre Dame[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 0 7 3 6 16
• Purdue 3 0 14 10 27

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Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Purdue 10 7 0 17 34
Iowa 0 0 7 0 7

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Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Herrmann 152 274 1,904 14 12

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Awards[edit]

All-Big Ten

  • Ken Loushin (1st)
  • Keena Turner (1st)
  • Mark Herrmann (2nd)
  • Marcus Jackson (2nd)
  • John LeFeber (2nd)
  • John Macon (2nd)
  • Steve McKenzie (2nd)
  • Dale Schwan (2nd)
  • Scott Sovereen (2nd)

Big Ten Coach of the Year: Jim Young

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2010 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ "Macon's Run Lifts Purdue Over Spartans." Palm Beach Post. 1978 Sept 17.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1978 Oct 15.
  4. ^ "Purdue cuts down Iowa again." Milwaukee Journal. 1978 Oct 29.