1978 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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1978 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1978 record4–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachLee Corso (6th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,324)
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

The 1978 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1978 Big Ten Conference football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Lee Corso, in his sixth year as head coach of the Hoosiers.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16at No. 13 LSU*L 17–24-
September 23No. 15 Washington*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 14–740,244
September 30No. 12 Nebraska*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ABCL 17–6942,738
October 7at WisconsinL 7–3475,266
October 14Northwesterndagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 38–10-
October 21at Michigan StateL 14–4976,013
October 28Illinois
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 31–10-
November 4at MinnesotaL 31–3239,797
November 11Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
W 34–1433,167
November 181:30 PMNo. 19 Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
L 18–2147,560
November 25at No. 18 PurdueL 7–2069,918
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster[edit]

1978 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 73 Gerhard Ahting So
QB 14 Tim Clifford So
WR 88 Mike Friede Jr
C 50 Mark Heidel Sr
G 64 Mark Johnson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 35 Joe Norman Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

1979 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Joe Norman Linebacker 2 45 Seattle Seahawks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "1978 Homecoming". Indiana Arbutus (yearboook). Archived from the original on 2017-08-14. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1979.htm