1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1978 Purdue Boilermakers football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 41–21 vs. Georgia Tech
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 13
1978 record 9–2–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Young (2nd year)
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 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#12 Michigan State + 7 1 0     8 3 0
#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

The 1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1978 Big Ten Conference 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 No. 16 Ohio State Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 27–16   69,465
October 21 at Illinois No. 19 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 13–0   50,918
October 28 at Iowa No. 17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 34–7   57,640
November 4 Northwesterndagger No. 14 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 31–0   64,232
November 11 at Wisconsin No. 12 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI T 24–24   78,986
November 18 at No. 7 Michigan No. 15 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 6–24   106,410
November 25 Indiana No. 18 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 20–7   69,918
December 25 vs. Georgia Tech No. 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 summaries[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.