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 (1st year)
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 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11 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

The 1977 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1977 Big Ten Conference 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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, NG 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 summaries[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.