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1979 Villanova Wildcats football
ConferenceIndependent
1979 record5–6
Head coachDick Bedesem (5th season)
CaptainPaul Columbia
Home stadiumVillanova 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 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The head coach was Dick Bedesem, coaching his fifth season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9at MarylandL 20–24
September 15UMassW 35–7
September 22at Boston CollegeL 7–34
September 29at CincinnatiL 13–27
October 6Youngstown State
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
L 22–27
October 13Delaware
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
L 20–21
October 20Holy Crossdagger
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 29–14
October 27at MarshallW 24–14
November 3at RichmondW 9–3
November 17at RutgersW 32–17
November 24No. 17 Temple
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
L 10–42

[2]

RosterEdit

1979 Villanova Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 55 Long, HowieHowie Long Jr
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

References Edit

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