1978 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1978 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1978 record 5–4–2 (3–4–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Dave McClain (1st year)
Home stadium Camp Randall 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 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1978 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16 Richmond* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 7–6   60,877
September 23 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 28–7   23,960
September 30 Oregon* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 22–19   63,988
October 7 Indiana Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 34–7   75,266
October 14 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL T 20–20   51,160
October 21 #9 Michigan Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–42   80,024
October 28 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 2–55   70,144
November 4 Ohio State Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 14–49   79,940
November 11 Purduedagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI T 24–24   78,986
November 18 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 24–38   44,444
November 25 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 48–10   61,021
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the 1979 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Lawrence Johnson Defensive Back 2 40 Cleveland Browns
Ira Matthews Wide Receiver 6 142 Oakland Raiders

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