1979 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1979 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Conference Independent
1979 record 5–6
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Kim Helton (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Rick Lantz (3rd season)
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 80,045)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →

The 1979 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 54th season of football. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Howard Schnellenberger and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 5–6 overall.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Louisville Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 24–12   41,129
September 22 at No. 14 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) L 23–40   47,679
September 29 Louisiana Tech Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 6–0   20,069
October 6 at Florida A&M Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 13–16   34,743
October 13 at San Diego State San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA L 20–31   40,126
October 20 Boston Collegedagger Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 19–8   15,013
October 27 at Syracuse Rich StadiumOrchard, Park, NY L 15–25   7,729
November 3 at No. 19 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 26–10   77,532
November 17 at No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ABC L 0–30   54,500
November 24 vs. Notre Dame Korakuen StadiumTokyo, Japan (Mirage Bowl) L 15–40   62,674
December 1 Florida Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) W 30–24   28,051
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (FL) 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 10 0 7 13 30

at Bryant–Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Rodrique 94 201 1,197 2
Kelly 48 104 721 5

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds TD
Hobbs 105 406
Roan 97 307
Breckner 47 179

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yards TD
Brodsky 30 495
Walker 24 625
Joiner 24 293

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Awards[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ Broyles, Bob and Paul Guido. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport.