1979 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1979 Purdue Boilermakers football
Astro-Bluebonne Bowl champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1979 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Young (3rd year)
MVP Dave Young
Captain Steve McKenzie
Captain Pete Quinn
Captain Keena Turner
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
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 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1979 Big Ten Conference football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Wisconsin No. 6 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 41–20   65,002
September 15 at UCLA* No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 21–31   44,174
September 22 No. 5 Notre Dame* No. 17 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 28–22   70,567
September 29 Oregon* No. 10 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 13–7   69,327
October 6 at Minnesota No. 12 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 14–31   47,686
October 13 Illinois No. 20 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 28–14   69,413
October 20 at Michigan State No. 16 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 14–7   79,561
October 27 Northwesterndagger No. 16 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 20-16   69,656
November 3 at Iowa No. 15 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 20–14   59,940
November 10 No. 10 Michigan No. 14 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 24–21   69,829
November 17 at Indiana No. 12 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 37–21   53,202
December 31 vs. Tennessee No. 12 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) W 27–22   40,542
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Starters[edit]

Offense: se Burrell/Ray Smith, lt Feil, lg Schwan, c Quinn, rg Hall, rt McKenzie, te Young, qb Herrmann, fb Augustyniak, tb Jones/McCall, fl Harris, k Seibel

Defense: de Kingsbury, lt Clark, mg Loushin, rt Jackson, de Turner, lb Motts/Looney/Marks, cb W. smith/Kay, ss Seneff, fs Williams/McKinnie, p Hayes

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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
Purdue 7 0 7 0 14
Michigan St 0 0 0 7 7

Mark Herrmann broke the Big Ten career completion record set by Michigan State's Ed Smith in the previous year. [2]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 7 7 6 0 20
Iowa 6 8 0 0 14

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Michigan[edit]

#10 Michigan at #14 Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 6 15 21
Purdue 7 0 7 10 24

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Bluebonnet Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 14 7 6 27
Tennessee 0 0 16 6 22
  • PUR: Mark Herrmann 21/39, 303 Yds, 3 TD
  • PUR: Bart Burell 8 Rec, 144 Yds, TD [5]

Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Herrmann 203 348 2,377 16 19

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Awards[edit]

All-Big Ten

  • Calvin Clark (1st)
  • Ken Loushin (1st)
  • Steve McKenzie (1st)
  • Dale Schwan (1st)
  • Keena Turner (1st)
  • Dave Young (1st)
  • Mark Herrmann (2nd)
  • Marcus Jackson (2nd)
  • Kevin Motts (2nd)
  • Pete Quinn (2nd)
  • Wayne Smith (2nd)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2010 Purdue information guide
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1979 Oct 21.
  3. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1979 Nov 4.
  4. ^ "Boilermakers nip Michigan but it only helps Buckeyes." Eugene Register-Guard. 1979 Nov 11.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Jan 1.