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1978 Purdue Boilermakers football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 41–21 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
1978 record9–2–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Young (2nd season)
MVPKeena Turner
CaptainTim Eubank
CaptainWillie Harris
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#12/NR Michigan State § 7 1 0     8 3 0
#13/13 Purdue 6 1 1     9 2 1
Ohio State 6 2 0     7 4 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 4 2     5 4 2
Indiana 3 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     2 9 0
Illinois 0 6 2     1 8 2
Northwestern 0 8 1     0 10 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1978 Big Ten Conference football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16Michigan StateW 21–1460,355
September 23Ohio*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 24–055,172
September 30at Notre Dame*L 6–1059,075
October 7Wake Forest*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 14–754,362
October 14No. 16 Ohio State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 27–1669,465
October 21at IllinoisNo. 19W 13–050,918
October 28at IowaNo. 17W 34–757,640
November 4NorthwesterndaggerNo. 14
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 31–064,232
November 11at WisconsinNo. 12T 24–2478,986
November 18at No. 7 MichiganNo. 15L 6–24106,410
November 25IndianaNo. 18
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 20–769,918
December 25vs. Georgia TechNo. 17W 41–2120,277
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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StartersEdit

Offense: se Burrell, lt Feil, lg Schwan, c Quinn, rg LeFeber, rt McKenzie, te Eubank/Young, qb Herrmann, fb Macon, tb Pope, fl M. Harris, k Template:Proper name

Defense: le Floyd, lt Clark, mg Loushin, rt Jackson, re Turner, lb Motts/Johanson, cb W. Smith/Moss, ss Supan, fs W. Harris, p Eagin

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StaffEdit

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 summariesEdit

Michigan StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan State 14 0 0 0 14
Purdue 0 0 14 7 21

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Notre DameEdit

Ohio StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio St 0 7 3 6 16
• Purdue 3 0 14 10 27

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IowaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Purdue 10 7 0 17 34
Iowa 0 0 7 0 7

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StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Herrmann 152 274 1,904 14 12

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AwardsEdit

All-Big Ten

  • Ken Loushin (1st)
  • Keena Turner (1st)
  • Mark Herrmann (2nd)
  • Marcus Jackson (2nd)
  • John LeFeber (2nd)
  • John Macon (2nd)
  • Steve McKenzie (2nd)
  • Dale Schwan (2nd)
  • Scott Template:Proper name (2nd)

Big Ten Coach of the Year: Jim Young

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2010 Purdue football information guide
  2. "Macon's Run Lifts Purdue Over Spartans." Palm Beach Post. 1978 Sept 17.
  3. Eugene Register-Guard. 1978 Oct 15.
  4. "Purdue cuts down Iowa again." Milwaukee Journal. 1978 Oct 29.
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