1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 33–19 vs. Kansas
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 15
1975 record 8–4
Head coach Johnny Majors (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator George Haffner (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Veer and I
Defensive coordinator Jackie Sherrill (3rd season)
Base defense Basic 50
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →

The 1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The Panthers won the Sun Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 6 2:00 p.m. at No. 11 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 19–9   38,500
Sat. Sep. 20 1:30 p.m. at No. 1 Oklahoma No. 15 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 10–46   70,286
Sat. Sep. 27 1:30 p.m. William & Mary Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 47–0   31,022
Sat. Oct. 4 1:30 p.m. Duke Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 14–0   33,778
Sat. Oct. 11 1:30 p.m. at Temple Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 55–6   10,791
Sat. Oct. 18 1:30 p.m. at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 52–20   41,195
Sat. Oct. 25 1:30 p.m. Navydagger No. 17 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 0–17   41,986
Sat. Nov. 1 1:30 p.m. at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 38–0   20,065
Sat. Nov. 8 1:30 p.m. at West Virginia No. 20 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) ABC L 14–17   35,298
Sat. Nov. 15 1:30 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 34–20   56,480
Sat. Nov. 22 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Penn State No. 17 Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 6–7   46,846
Fri. Dec. 26 12:00 p.m. vs. No. 19 Kansas No. 20 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 33–19   32,240
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Johnny Majors – Head Coach
  • Jackie Sherrill – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • George Haffner – Offensive Coordinator
  • Henry Lee Parker – Recruiter
  • Joe Avezzano – Offensive Line
  • Jim Dyar – Defensive Line
  • Larry Holton – Junior Varsity Coach
  • Harry Jones – Offensive Backs
  • Bob Leahy – Receivers
  • Joe Madden – Defensive Secondary
  • Bobby Roper – Defensive Ends
  • Bob Matey – Scouting/Middle Guards
  • Keith Schroeder – Scouting
  Support Staff   Strength and Conditioning Staff

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tom Perko Linebacker 4 101 Green Bay Packers
Karl Farmer Wide Receiver 7 193 Atlanta Falcons
Randy Cozens Defensive End 17 474 Denver Broncos

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • 1975 Pitt vs Notre Dame complete game video on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2