1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The Panthers won the Sun Bowl.

1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 33–19 vs. Kansas
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 15
1975 record8–4
Head coachJohnny Majors (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Haffner (3rd season)
Offensive schemeVeer and I
Defensive coordinatorJackie Sherrill (3rd season)
Base defenseBasic 50
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 NCAA Division I independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Rutgers         9 2 0
No. 10 Penn State         9 3 0
No. 20 West Virginia         9 3 0
Notre Dame         8 3 0
Virginia Tech         8 3 0
No. 15 Pittsburgh         8 4 0
Boston College         7 4 0
Georgia Tech         7 4 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
Navy         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Southern Miss         7 4 0
South Carolina         7 5 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Cincinnati         6 5 0
Hawaii         6 5 0
Syracuse         6 5 0
Temple         6 5 0
Utah State         6 5 0
Indiana State         5 5 0
Dayton         5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana         4 6 1
Tulane         4 7 0
Villanova         4 7 0
Florida State         3 8 0
Air Force         2 8 1
Houston         2 8 0
Miami (FL)         2 8 0
Army         2 9 0
Holy Cross         1 10 0
Louisville         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 62:00 p.m.at No. 11 GeorgiaW 19–938,500
September 201:30 p.m.at No. 1 OklahomaNo. 15L 10–4670,286
September 271:30 p.m.William & MaryW 47–031,022
October 41:30 p.m.Duke
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 14–033,778
October 111:30 p.m.at TempleW 55–610,791
October 181:30 p.m.at ArmyW 52–2041,195
October 251:30 p.m.Navy No. 17
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
L 0–1741,986
November 11:30 p.m.at SyracuseW 38–020,065
November 81:30 p.m.at West VirginiaNo. 20ABCL 14–1735,298
November 151:30 p.m.No. 9 Notre Dame
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 34–2056,480
November 221:30 p.m.No. 10 Penn StateNo. 17ABCL 6–746,846
Fri. Dec. 2612:00 p.m.vs. No. 19 KansasNo. 20CBSW 33–1932,240

RosterEdit

1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 67 Tom Brzoza So
QB 12 Matt Cavanaugh So
TE 81 James Corbett Jr
RB 33 Tony Dorsett Jr
WR 24 Gordon Jones Fr
WR 19 Randy Reutershan So
WR 29 Willie Taylor So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 55 Al Chesley Fr
DT 75 Ed Gallagher Fr
DE 70 Randy Holloway So
DE 60 Cecil Johnson Jr
CB 31 Bob Jury So
DT 78 David Logan Fr
DT 68 Don Parrish Jr
DE 85 Tom Perko Sr
DE 91 Al Romano Jr
CB 21 J.C. Wilson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 41 Larry Swider Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Coaching staffEdit

1975 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Johnny Majors – Head Coach
  • Jackie Sherrill – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • George Haffner – Offensive Coordinator
  • Henry Lee Parker – Recruiter
  • Joe Avezzano – Offensive Line
  • Jim Dyar – Defensive Line
  • Larry Holton – Junior Varsity Coach
  • Harry Jones – Offensive Backs
  • Bob Leahy – Receivers
  • Joe Madden – Defensive Secondary
  • Bobby Roper – Defensive Ends
  • Bob Matey – Scouting/Middle Guards
  • Keith Schroeder – Scouting
  Support Staff   Strength and Conditioning Staff

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Tom Perko Linebacker 4 101 Green Bay Packers
Karl Farmer Wide receiver 7 193 Atlanta Falcons
Randy Cozens Defensive end 17 474 Denver Broncos

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • 1975 Pitt vs Notre Dame complete game video on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2