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Gopher Football 1979 Season

1979 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/08/1979 Ohio (6-5) W 24-10
09/15/1979 Ohio State (11-1) L 17-21
09/22/1979 @ Southern California (11-0-1) L 14-48
09/29/1979 Northwestern (1-10) W 38-8
10/06/1979 Purdue (10-2) W 31-14
10/13/1979 @ Michigan (8-4) L 21-31
10/20/1979 @ Iowa (5-6) W 24-7
10/27/1979 Homecoming
Illinois (2-8-1)
T 17-17
11/03/1979 @ Indiana (8-4) L 24-42
11/10/1979 @ Michigan State (5-6) L 17-31
11/17/1979 Wisconsin (4-7) L 37-42

1979 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Ohio State 8 0 0 1.000 11 1 0 .917
Purdue 7 1 0 .875 10 2 0 .833
Michigan 6 2 0 .750 8 4 0 .667
Indiana 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667
Iowa 4 4 0 .500 5 6 0 .455
Minnesota 3 5 1 .389 4 6 1 .409
Michigan State 3 5 0 .375 5 6 0 .455
Wisconsin 3 5 0 .375 4 7 0 .364
Illinois 1 6 1 .188 2 8 1 .227
Northwestern 0 9 0 .000 1 10 0 .091

Season notes:

Coached by Joe Salem (1st season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1979 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Alabama 12-0-0
2. Southern California 11-0-1
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Ohio State 11-1-0
5. Houston 11-1-0
6. Florida State 11-1-0
7. Pittsburgh 11-1-0
8. Arkansas 10-2-0
9. Nebraska 10-2-0
10. Purdue 10-2-0
11. Washington 9-3-0
12. Texas 9-3-0
13. Brigham Young 11-1-0
14. Baylor 8-4-0
15. North Carolina 8-3-1
16. Auburn 8-3-0
17. Temple 10-2-0
18. Michigan 8-4-0
19. Indiana 8-4-0
20. Penn State 8-4-0
1. Alabama 12-0-0
2. Southern California 11-0-1
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Ohio State 11-1-0
5. Houston 11-1-0
6. Pittsburgh 11-1-0
7. Nebraska 10-2-0
8. Florida State 11-1-0
9. Arkansas 10-2-0
10. Purdue 10-2-0
11. Washington 9-3-0
12. Brigham Young 11-1-0
13. Texas 9-3-0
14. North Carolina 8-3-1
15. Baylor 8-4-0
16. Indiana 8-4-0
17. Temple 10-2-0
18. Penn State 8-4-0
19. Michigan 8-4-0
20. Missouri 7-5-0

1979 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1980
Southern California 17, Ohio State 16
Gator Bowl - 12/28/1979
North Carolina 17, Michigan 15
Holiday Bowl - 12/21/1979
Indiana 38, Brigham Young 37
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1979
Purdue 27, Tennessee 22

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1979 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1980
Oklahoma 24, Florida State 7
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1980
Alabama 24, Arkansas 9
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1980
Houston 17, Nebraska 14
Sun Bowl - 12/22/1979
Washington 14, Texas 7
Tangerine Bowl - 12/22/1979
Louisiana State 34, Wake Forest 10
Liberty Bowl - 12/22/1979
Penn State 9, Tulane 6
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1979
Baylor 24, Clemson 18
Fiesta Bowl - 12/25/1979
Pittsburgh 16, Arizona 10
Independence Bowl - 12/15/1979
Syracuse 31, McNeese State 7
Hall of Fame Classic - 12/29/1979
Missouri 24, South Carolina 14
Garden State Bowl - 12/15/1979
Temple 28, California 17