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1979 Wisconsin Badgers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1979 record4–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachDave McClain (2nd season)
MVPTom Stauss
CaptainDennis Christenson
CaptainRay Snell
CaptainTom Stauss
Home stadiumCamp Randall 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 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1979 college football season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 at #6 Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 20–41   65,002
September 15* Air Force Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–0   66,466
September 22* #20 UCLA Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 12–37   78,830
September 29* at San Diego State San Diego StadiumSan Diego, CA L 17–24   38,633
October 6 Indiana Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–3   74,188
October 13 #19 Michigan State Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 38–29   77,083
October 20 at #6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–59   87,585
October 27† Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 13–24   79,026
November 3 at #10 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–54   104,952
November 10 Northwestern Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 28–3   68,229
November 17 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 42–37   37,827
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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Team players in the 1980 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ray Snell Guard 1 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ray Sydnor Tight End 3 83 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tom Schremp Defensive End 6 152 New York Jets
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ReferencesEdit

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