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 season)
Defensive coordinator Jim Hilles (1st season)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Michigan State + 7 1 0     8 3 0
No. 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 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1978 Big Ten Conference 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 No. 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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