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1979 Purdue Boilermakers football
Astro-Bluebonne Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1979 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Young (3rd season)
MVPDave Young
CaptainSteve McKenzie
CaptainPete Quinn
CaptainKeena Turner
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Ohio State 8 0 0     11 1 0
#10/10 Purdue 7 1 0     10 2 0
#18/19 Michigan 6 2 0     8 4 0
#19/16 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 / Coaches' Poll

The 1979 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1979 Big Ten Conference football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 8WisconsinNo. 6W 41–2065,002
September 15at UCLA*No. 5L 21–3144,174
September 22No. 5 Notre Dame*No. 17
W 28–2270,567
September 29Oregon*No. 10
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 13–769,327
October 6at MinnesotaNo. 12L 14–3147,686
October 13IllinoisNo. 20
W 28–1469,413
October 20at Michigan StateNo. 16W 14–779,561
October 27NorthwesterndaggerNo. 16
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 20-1669,656
November 3at IowaNo. 15W 20–1459,940
November 10No. 10 MichiganNo. 14
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 24–2169,829
November 17at IndianaNo. 12W 37–2153,202
December 31vs. TennesseeNo. 12W 27–2240,542
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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StartersEdit

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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RosterEdit

1979 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 23 Augustyniak, MikeMike Augustyniak Jr
QB 9 Herrmann, MarkMark Herrmann Jr
TE 80 Young, DaveDave Young Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

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

IllinoisEdit

  • Mark Herrmann breaks Mike Phipps' school record for career passing yardage
  • David Young 114 Rec Yds, 2 TD

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Michigan StateEdit

by Quarter1234 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. [3]


IowaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Purdue 7 7 6 0 20
Iowa 6 8 0 0 14

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MichiganEdit

#10 Michigan at #14 Purdue
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 0 0 6 15 21
Purdue 7 0 7 10 24

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Bluebonnet BowlEdit

by Quarter1234 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 [6]


StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

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

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AwardsEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2010 Purdue information guide
  2. Ocala Star-Banner. 1979 Oct 14. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.
  3. Palm Beach Post. 1979 Oct 21.
  4. Palm Beach Post. 1979 Nov 4.
  5. "Boilermakers nip Michigan but it only helps Buckeyes." Eugene Register-Guard. 1979 Nov 11.
  6. Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Jan 1.
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