1979 Indiana Hoosiers Football Team
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1979 Indiana Hoosiers Football Team
1979 Indiana Hoosiers football
Holiday Bowl Squad.jpg
Team Photo of the 1979 Holiday Bowl
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 38-37 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 19
1979 record8-4 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,324)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 10 Purdue 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 18 Michigan 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 19 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

The 1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1979 Big Ten Conference football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Lee Corso, in his seventh year as head coach of the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers participated in the Holiday Bowl, in a post-season matchup against BYU. The Hoosiers won 38-37.

In the Old Oaken Bucket, the Hoosiers lost to Purdue by a score of 37-21.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8at IowaW 30-2659,780
September 15Vanderbilt*W 44-1330,685
September 22Kentucky*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 18-1045,920
September 29Colorado*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
L 16-1736,160
October 6at WisconsinW 3-074,188
October 13at No. 8 Ohio StateL 6-4787,521
October 20Northwesterndagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 30-030,086
October 27at No. 10 MichiganL 21-27104,832
November 3Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 42-2435,507
November 10at IllinoisW 45-1430,874
November 17No. 12 Purdue
L 21-3753,202
December 21vs. No. 9 BYU*W 38-3752,200
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

Game summaries

at Iowa

Indiana at Iowa
1 234Total
Hoosiers 0 3720 30
Hawkeyes 13 1300 26
  • Source:


On October 22, 2016, former Indiana University coach and current ESPN College Football analyst Lee Corso described the game on College Gameday. He said at halftime he told the Hoosiers (who were losing the game 26-3) to not bother coming out for the 2nd half unless they were prepared to win the game. Indiana would then go on to win the game 30-26.

Vanderbilt


Kentucky


Colorado


at Wisconsin


at Ohio State

Indiana at Ohio State
1 234Total
Hoosiers 0 060 6
No. 8 Buckeyes 9 17147 47
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:48
  • Game attendance: 87,251
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 44°F; wind 15 NW

at Michigan

Indiana at Michigan
1 234Total
Hoosiers 0 1407 21
No. 10 Wolverines 7 0146 27

Purdue


vs. BYU (Holiday Bowl)

Indiana vs. BYU
1 234Total
Hoosiers 14 7107 38
No. 9 Cougars 14 3137 37


[2]

Awards and honors

1980 NFL draftees

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike Friede Wide Receiver 3 62 Detroit Lions

[3]

References

  1. ^ "1979 Homecoming". Indiana Arbutus (yearboook). Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Indiana Beats BYU In Bowl Upset, 38-37". The New York Times. December 22, 1979. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "1980 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2019.

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