1979 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1979 record7–4
Head coachGeorge Welsh (7th season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 7 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
UNLV           9 1 2
No. 17 Temple           10 2 0
Tulane           9 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
East Carolina           7 3 1
No. 20 Penn State           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Navy           7 4 0
Notre Dame           7 4 0
Southern Miss           6 4 1
Syracuse           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
Boston College           5 6 0
Holy Cross           5 6 0
Memphis           5 6 0
Miami           5 6 0
North Texas State           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Virginia Tech           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
Georgia Tech           4 6 1
Louisville           4 6 1
Connecticut           3 6 2
William & Mary           4 7 0
Illinois State           3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           3 8 0
Army           2 8 1
Air Force           2 9 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Richmond           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1][2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 15The CitadelW 26–7
September 22Connecticut
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 21–10
September 29at IllinoisW 13–12
October 6Air Force
W 13–9
October 13vs. William & MaryW 24–7
October 20VirginiaNo. 20
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 17–10
October 27at No. 12 PittsburghNo. 17L 7–2451,332
November 3at No. 13 Notre DameL 0–1459,075
November 10Syracuse
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 14–30
November 17at Georgia TechL 14–24
December 1vs. ArmyW 31–7
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[3]

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Air Force[edit | edit source]

Navy had 107 yards of penalties but prevailed 13-9.[4]


Roster[edit | edit source]

1979 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OT 65 Barker, JeromeJerome Barker Sr
C 77 Bott, RickRick Bott Sr
RB 22 Callahan, SteveSteve Callahan Jr
WR 86 Dent, DaveDave Dent Jr
OG 62 Fieldman, TomTom Fieldman Sr
QB 19 Fitzgerald, MikeMike Fitzgerald So
RB 25 Flowers, DuaneDuane Flowers So
TE 83 Hendershot, CarlCarl Hendershot Sr
RB 33 Klawinski, LarryLarry Klawinski Sr
OG 71 McCallister, FrankFrank McCallister Jr
TE 85 McLaughlin, MattMatt McLaughlin Jr
FB 40 Meyers, EddieEddie Meyers So
TE Papajohn, GregGreg Papajohn So
QB 18 Powers, BobBob Powers Sr
WR 31 Ross, JonJon Ross So
RB 23 Sherlock, MikeMike Sherlock Jr
OT 61 Taylor, JohnJohn Taylor Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 73 Chambers, SteveSteve Chambers Jr
LB 69 Dumbauld, TedTed Dumbauld Jr
DB 14 Foley, JohnJohn Foley So
LB 63 Kronzer, MikeMike Kronzer Jr
DT 76 Merrill, JohnJohn Merrill Sr
DB 66 Meyers, CharlieCharlie Meyers Sr
DB 49 Milo, GreggGregg Milo Sr
DE 88 Nixon, HughHugh Nixon Sr
LB 55 Paulk, TomTom Paulk Sr
DB 26 Reitzel, FredFred Reitzel Jr
DE 84 Thornton, CharlieCharlie Thornton Sr
DB 36 Zingler, ChuckChuck Zingler Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 24 Fehr, SteveSteve Fehr So
K 11 Guin, DaveDave Guin Jr
P 81 Lauletta, LexLex Lauletta Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Football History". United States Naval Academy. p. 194. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/navy/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/History-2014-Guide.pdf. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. "Navy Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/navy/1975-1979_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  4. Sports Illustrated. 1979 October 15.


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