1979 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1979 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1979 record 4–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Dave McClain (2nd year)
MVP Tom Stauss
Captain Dennis Christenson
Captain Ray Snell
Captain Tom Stauss
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Ohio State 8 0 0     11 1 0
#10/10 Purdue 7 1 0     10 2 0
#18/19 Michigan 6 2 0     8 4 0
#19/16 Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa 4 4 0     5 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 1     4 6 1
Michigan State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Illinois 1 6 1     2 8 1
Northwestern 0 9 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1979 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1979 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 at #6 Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 20–41   65,002
September 15 Air Force* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–0   66,466
September 22 #20 UCLA* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 12–37   78,830
September 29 at San Diego State* San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA L 17–24   38,633
October 6 Indiana Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–3   74,188
October 13 #19 Michigan State Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 38–29   77,083
October 20 at #6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–59   87,585
October 27 Iowadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 13–24   79,026
November 3 at #10 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–54   104,952
November 10 Northwestern Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 28–3   68,229
November 17 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 42–37   37,827
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the 1980 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ray Snell Guard 1 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ray Sydnor Tight End 3 83 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tom Schremp Defensive End 6 152 New York Jets

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