1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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1979 Indiana Hoosiers football
Team Photo of the 1979 Holiday Bowl
Holiday Bowl Champions
Holiday Bowl, W 38-37 vs. BYU
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 19
1979 record 8-4 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Lee Corso (7th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,324)
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
#10 Purdue 7 1 0     10 2 0
#18 Michigan 6 2 0     8 4 0
#19 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

The 1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Lee Corso, in his seventh year as head coach of the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers participated in the Holiday Bowl, in a post-season matchup against BYU. The Hoosiers won 38-37.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 30-26   59,780
September 15 Vanderbilt* Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 44-13   30,685
September 22 Kentucky* Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Indiana W 18-10   45,920
September 29 Colorado* Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Indiana L 16-17   36,160
October 6 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 3-0   74,188
October 13 at No. 8 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 6-47   87,521
October 20 Northwesterndagger Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Indiana W 30-0   30,086
October 27 at No. 10 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 21-27   104,832
November 3 Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Indiana W 42-24   35,507
November 10 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 45-14   30,874
November 17 No. 12 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket) L 21-37   53,202
December 21 vs. No. 9 BYU* San Diego StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) W 38-37   52,200
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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1980 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike Friede Wide Receiver 3 62 Detroit Lions

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Awards and honors[edit]

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