1979 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1979 Purdue Boilermakers football
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1979 record 10-2 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Young
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 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Wisconsin #6 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 41-20   65,002
September 15 at UCLA* #5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 21-31   44,174
September 22 #5 Notre Dame* #17 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 28-22   70,567
September 29 Oregon* #10 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 13-7   69,327
October 6 at Minnesota #12 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 14-31   47,686
October 13 Illinois #20 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 28-14   69,413
October 20 at Michigan State #16 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 14-7   79,561
October 27 Northwesterndagger #16 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 20-16   69,656
November 3 at Iowa #15 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 20-14   59,940
November 10 #10 Michigan #14 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 24-21   69,829
November 17 at Indiana #12 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 37-21   53,202
December 31 vs. Tennessee #12 AstrodomeHouston, TX (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 notes[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.