1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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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 coachLee Corso (7th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,324)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Big Ten 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[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8at IowaW 30–2659,780
September 15Vanderbilt*W 44–1330,685
September 22Kentucky*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 18–1045,920
September 29Colorado*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
L 16–1736,160
October 6at WisconsinW 3–074,188
October 13at No. 8 Ohio StateL 6–4787,521
October 20Northwesterndagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 30–030,086
October 27at No. 10 MichiganL 21–27104,832
November 3Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
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[edit]

1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Tim Clifford Jr
WR 7 Steve Corso Sr
WR 88 Mike Friede Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

1980 NFL draftees[edit]

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

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Homecoming". Indiana Arbutus (yearboook). Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1980.htm