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1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team

The 1978 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1978 Big Ten Conference football season.

1978 Purdue Boilermakers football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 41–21 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
1978 record9–2–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Young (2nd season)
MVPKeena Turner
CaptainTim Eubank
CaptainWillie Harris
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Michigan State + 7 1 0     8 3 0
No. 13 Purdue 6 1 1     9 2 1
Ohio State 6 2 0     7 4 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 4 2     5 4 2
Indiana 3 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     2 9 0
Illinois 0 6 2     1 8 2
Northwestern 0 8 1     0 10 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16Michigan StateW 21–1460,355
September 23Ohio*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 24–055,172
September 30at Notre Dame*L 6–1059,075
October 7Wake Forest*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 14–754,362
October 14No. 16 Ohio State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 27–1669,465
October 21at IllinoisNo. 19W 13–050,918
October 28at IowaNo. 17W 34–757,640
November 4Northwestern No. 14
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 31–064,232
November 11at WisconsinNo. 12T 24–2478,986
November 18at No. 7 MichiganNo. 15L 6–24106,410
November 25IndianaNo. 18
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 20–769,918
December 25vs. Georgia TechNo. 17W 41–2120,277
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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StartersEdit

Offense: se Burrell, lt Feil, lg Schwan, c Quinn, rg LeFeber, rt McKenzie, te Eubank/Young, qb Herrmann, fb Macon, tb Pope, fl M. Harris, k Sovereen

Defense: le Floyd, lt Clark, mg Loushin, rt Jackson, re Turner, lb Motts/Johanson, cb W. Smith/Moss, ss Supan, fs W. Harris, p Eagin

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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

Michigan StateEdit

1 234Total
Michigan State 14 000 14
Purdue 0 0147 21

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Notre DameEdit

Ohio StateEdit

1 234Total
Ohio St 0 736 16
• Purdue 3 01410 27

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IowaEdit

1 234Total
• Purdue 10 7017 34
Iowa 0 070 7

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StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Herrmann 152 274 1,904 14 12

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AwardsEdit

All-Big Ten

  • Ken Loushin (1st)
  • Keena Turner (1st)
  • Mark Herrmann (2nd)
  • Marcus Jackson (2nd)
  • John LeFeber (2nd)
  • John Macon (2nd)
  • Steve McKenzie (2nd)
  • Dale Schwan (2nd)
  • Scott Sovereen (2nd)

Big Ten Coach of the Year: Jim Young

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e 2010 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ "Macon's Run Lifts Purdue Over Spartans." Palm Beach Post. 1978 Sept 17.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1978 Oct 15.
  4. ^ "Purdue cuts down Iowa again." Milwaukee Journal. 1978 Oct 29.