1979 Western Michigan Broncos football team
The 1979 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth season under head coach Elliot Uzelac, the Broncos compiled a 6–5 record (5–4 against MAC opponents), finished in third place in the MAC, and outscored their opponents, 186 to 120. The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
|1979 Western Michigan Broncos football|
|1979 record||6–5 (5–4 MAC)|
|Head coach||Elliot Uzelac (5th season)|
|Captain||Tom Henry, Matt Murphy|
|Home stadium||Waldo Stadium|
|1979 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Central Michigan $||8||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
The team's statistical leaders included Albert Little with 342 passing yards, Larry Caper with 844 rushing yards, and Tim Clysdale with 207 receiving yards. Tight end Tom Henry and defensive tackle Matt Murphy were the team captains. Murphy also received the team's most outstanding player award.
|September 8||at Central Michigan||L 0–10|
|September 15||at South Carolina||L 7–24|
|September 22||Northern Illinois||W 45–17|
|September 29||Bowling Green||L 3–15|
|October 6||Kent State||L 13–18|
|October 13||at Toledo||L 0–17|
|October 20||Grand Valley State||W 37–0|
|October 27||at Ohio||W 20–6|
|November 3||Miami||W 24–3|
|November 10||Ball State||W 20–10|
|November 17||at Eastern Michigan||W 17–7|
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