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1977 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1977 record5–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Young (1st season)
MVPFred Arrington
CaptainJerome King
CaptainJohn Skibinski
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9/8 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11/12 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1977 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1977 Big Ten Conference football season.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 10at Michigan StateL 14–1953,014
September 17Ohio*W 44–749,354
September 24No. 11 Notre Dame*
L 24–3168,966
October 1Wake Forest*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
W 17–2654,060
October 8at No. 4 Ohio StateL 0–4687,707
October 15Illinois
L 22–2960,242
October 22Iowadagger
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
W 34–2162,443
October 29NorthwesternW 28–1617,525
November 5at WisconsinW 22–073,322
November 12No. 6 Michigan
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
L 7–4068,003
November 19at IndianaL 10–2152,914
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

1977 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 87 Burrell, BartBart Burrell Fr
QB 9 Herrmann, MarkMark Herrmann Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Arrington, FredFred Arrington
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Sovereen, ScottScott Sovereen
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Starters

  • Offense: QB Mark Herrmann, TB Mike Brown/Robert Williams, FB John Skibinski, SE Reggie Arnold, FL Ray Smith, TE Dave Young/Tim Eubank, LT Mike Barberich, LG John Fincuan/Dale Schwan, C Pete Quinn/Steve Schlundt, RG Steve McKenzie, RT John LeFeber
  • Defense: LDE Lee Larkins, LDT Marcus Jackson/Calvin Clark, NG Roger Ruwe, RDT Jeff Senica, RDE Keena Turner, LB Fred Arrington/Kevin Motts, CB Jerome King/Pat Harris, S Willie Harris/Paul Beery/Rock Supan
  • Special teams: K Scott Sovereen, P Dave Eagin

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Staff

Head Coach: Jim Young

Assistants: Bob Bockrath, Leon Burtnett, Mike Hankwitz, Randy Hart, John Mackovic, Doug Redmann, Larry Thompson, Ed Zaunbrecher

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Game summaries

Michigan State

  • Ray Smith 6 Rec, 108 Yds
  • Reggie Arnold 7 Rec, 107 Yds[2]
  • Mark Herrmann's first start at quarterback

Ohio

Notre Dame


Northwestern

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Purdue 14 0 14 0 28
Northwestern 10 0 0 6 16

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Statistics

Passing

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Mark Herrmann 175 319 2,453 18 27

Rushing

Player Att Yards TD
John Skibinski 147 665 4
Mark Herrmann -80

Receiving

Player Rec Yards TD
Reggie Arnold 44 840 8
John Skibinski 221

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Awards

All-Big Ten

  • Reggie Arnold (1st)
  • Mark Herrmann (2nd)
  • John Skibinski (2nd)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2010 Purdue football information guide
  2. 2011 Purdue football information guide.
  3. 2018 Purdue record book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-25.
  4. 2018 Purdue record book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-25.
  5. Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Oct 30.
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