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1979 Syracuse Orangemen football
Independence Bowl champion
ConferenceIndependent
1979 record7–5
Head coachFrank Maloney (6th season)
CaptainJim Collins, Bill Hurley & Craig Wolfley[1]
Home stadiumGiants Stadium
(Capacity: 80,242)
Rich Stadium
(Capacity: 80,020)
Schoellkopf Field
(Capacity: 25,597)
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 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by sixth-year head coach Frank Maloney. Due to the ongoing construction of Syracuse's new stadium, the Carrier Dome, home games in 1979 were played in various locations in New York and New Jersey. The Orangemen were invited to the 1979 Independence Bowl, where they defeated McNeese State, 31–7.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8at Ohio StateL 8–3186,205
September 15West VirginiaW 24–1410,375
September 22at NorthwesternW 54–2120,121
September 29Washington StateW 52–2510,004
October 6at KansasW 45–2736,720
October 13at TempleL 17–4918,504
October 20Penn State
  • Giants Stadium
  • East Rutherford, NJ (Rivalry)
L 7–3553,789
October 27Miami (FL)
  • Rich Stadium
  • Orchard Park, NY
W 25–157,729
November 3at No. 12 PittsburghL 21–2843,005
November 10at NavyW 30–1420,385
November 17Boston CollegeL 10–2720,245
December 15vs. McNeese StateW 31–727,234
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[2][1]

RosterEdit

1979 Syracuse Orange football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 45 Monk, ArtArt Monk Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 33 Collins, JimJim Collins Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Anderson, GaryGary Anderson So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

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