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1978 Football Results

Gopher Football 1978 Season

  • Head Coach: Cal Stoll (7th season)
  • Overall Record: 5 - 6
  • Conference Record: 4 - 4

1978 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/16/1978 Toledo (2-9) W 38-12
09/23/1978 Ohio State (7-4-1) L 10-27
09/30/1978 @ UCLA (8-3-1) L 3-17
10/07/1978 Oregon State (3-7-1) L 14-17
10/14/1978 Iowa (2-9) W 22-20
10/21/1978 @ Northwestern (0-10-1) W 38-14
10/28/1978 @ Michigan (10-2) L 10-42
11/04/1978 Homecoming
Indiana (4-7)
W 32-31
11/11/1978 @ Michigan State (8-3) L 9-33
11/18/1978 Illinois (1-8-2) W 24-6
11/25/1978 @ Wisconsin (5-4-2) L 10-48

1978 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan 7-1-0 10-2-0
Michigan State 7-1-0 8-3-0
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

1978 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
90 Allison, Mark DE Sr. 6-1 192 Edina, MN
62 Anderson, Jim OG Fr. 6-2 236 Faribault, MN
40 Artis, Roy WR So. 6-2 187 Lawnside, NJ
1 Avery, Wendell QB Jr. 6-0 187 Corpus Christi, TX
20 Bailey, Elmer WR Jr. 6-1 188 St. Paul, MN
71 Bankson, Kurt DT Fr. 5-10 218 Franklin Park, IL
41 Barber, Marion RB So. 6-3 226 Detroit, MI
58 Bebel, Chris OG Fr. 6-4 226 St. Paul, MN
30 Bifulk, Ed WR Fr. 6-1 196 St. Paul, MN
79 Bisch, Steve OT Fr. 6-6 253 LeSueur, MN
95 Blanshan, Alan DT Jr. 6-6 257 Mankato, MN
83 Bourquin, Glenn TE Jr. 6-4 226 Cottage Grove, MN
31 Breault, Steve RB Sr. 6-0 194 Hudson, WI
22 Breault. Gary WR Fr. 5-11 185 Hudson, WI
34 Brown, Keith SS Sr. 5-11 192 St. Louis, MO
24 Buehler, Mark CB Fr. 6-0 175 Sioux Falls, SD
36 Burns, Ed LB Sr. 6-1 212 Racine, WI
14 Cardelli, Glenn SS Fr. 5-11 188 Elmwood Park, IL
12 Carlson, Mark QB Jr. 5-11 191 Deerfield, IL
39 Carr, Jeff DT Sr. 6-1 223 Palmyra, WI
43 Cooper, Chester WR Fr. 6-3 202 Paulsboro, NJ
70 Cunningham, Steve DE Jr. 6-6 245 Waseca, MN
87 Curtis, Mike TE Fr. 6-4 221 Eau Claire, WI
78 Dallafior, Ken OT Fr. 6-4 264 Madison Heights, MI
42 Dilulo, Ray WR So. 6-0 201 Boise, ID
11 Edwards, Keith FS Jr. 5-11 199 Grand Rapids, MI
89 Fahnhorst, Jim LB So. 6-5 230 St. Cloud, MN
64 Farnes, Scott OT Jr. 6-3 238 Albert Lea, MN
97 Feine, Dean DT Fr. 6-3 236 Rushford, MN
67 Fitzpatrick, Tom OG Jr. 6-5 236 Rochester, MN
17 Foxworth, Ken CB Jr. 5-11 188 St. Louis, MO
65 Friberg, Doug DT Sr. 6-3 228 St. Paul, MN
50 Gardner, Dave DT Jr. 6-4 238 Rochester, MN
46 Gregory, Duane FB Fr. 5-10 197 Chicago, IL
27 Hairston, Brian CB Sr. 5-9 177 Columbus, OH
76 Hallstrom, Todd OT Fr. 6-7 255 Brook Park, MN
38 Harms, Brent DT Fr. 6-2 224 Rice Lake, WI
29 Hesse, Scott FS Fr. 5-11 180 Stillwater, MN
8 Hoffman, John SS Jr. 5-11 200 Duluth, MN
16 Hoverman, Randy QB Fr. 6-3 186 Osceola, WI
3 Howard, Glenn LB So. 6-2 225 Paulsboro, NJ
65 Humphries, Bill OG Fr. 6-3 267 Detroit, MI
99 Jergens, Duane P Fr. 6-2 195 Mundelein, IL
67 Johanson, Tom LB Fr. 6-3 224 Cloquet, MN
56 Johnson, Jack LB Jr. 6-2 227 Minnetonka, MN
19 Jones, Walter WR So. 6-3 178 St. Louis, MO
94 Kellen, Kevin DT Fr. 6-6 255 Grand Rapids, MN
44 Kitzmann, Kent FB Jr. 6-3 204 Rochester, MN
37 Lewis, Glenn RB So. 6-0 209 Edina, MN
47 Lowell, Chuck RB Fr. 6-1 184 White Bear Lake, MN
64 Mangum, Kurt OG Fr. 6-2 227 Evanston, IL
85 Marcella, Jim WR Jr. 6-3 181 Virginia, MN
25 Marcuson, Lance RB So. 5-11 180 Bayport, MN
6 Marko, Larry P Fr. 5-10 182 Northfield, MN
59 Meyer, Don LB Jr. 6-2 221 Arlington Heights, IL
97 Mia, Darryl LB Fr. 6-1 215 Highland Park, MI
80 Miller, Van TE Fr. 6-2 214 Columbia Heights, MN
88 Murphy, Tom DE Jr. 6-3 218 Watertown, SD
63 Murtha, Greg OT Sr. 6-7 251 Minneapolis, MN
77 Nash, McKinley OG Fr. 6-3 247 Evanston, IL
23 Noel, Dana CB So. 5-10 188 Wheaton, IL
51 Odegard, Brad OC Fr. 6-6 231 Agoura, CA
58 Olson, Ed OC Fr. 6-3 242 Crystal, MN
90 Orgas, Fred DE Fr. 6-4 224 Brooklyn Center, MN
61 Orgas, Mike OG Fr. 6-5 238 Brooklyn Center, MN
73 Owens, Mark OT So. 6-5 251 Rochester, MN
60 Paquette, Pat OG So. 6-5 259 Superior, WI
69 Penovich, Kent OT So. 6-6 276 Muskego, WI
45 Peppe, Mike SS Fr. 5-11 187 Brooklyn Park, MN
35 Peters, Kevin FB Fr. 5-11 199 Cloquet, MN
36 Peterson, Todd LB Fr. 6-2 222 Richfield, MN
6 Prairie, Bill FS Fr. 5-11 177 Rosemount, MN
10 Pylatiuk, Greg QB Fr. 6-1 187 Columbia Heights, MN
26 Robb, Mike LB Fr. 6-2 201 Cottage Grove, MN
13 Rogind, Paul SS Jr. 5-11 179 Farmington, MI
98 Ronan, Jim DT Sr. 6-6 249 West Chester, PA
99 Sapp, Tom DE Jr. 6-3 214 Bloomington, MN
96 Schuh, Jeff DE Jr. 6-3 226 Crystal, MN
52 Schwen, Darell OG Jr. 6-4 229 Great Falls, MT
18 Shareef, Ahmad QB Fr. 5-10 169 Pittsburgh, PA
15 Simmons, Terry WR Jr. 6-2 192 Birmingham, MI
28 Smith, Tom P So. 6-1 186 Edina, MN
79 Snodgrass, Jeff OG Fr. 6-2 230 Valparaiso, IN
21 Snyder, Brian CB Sr. 5-10 172 Washington, DC
81 Sonnenfeld, Randy TE So. 6-6 244 Robbinsdale, MN
68 Stein, Marty OT Jr. 6-4 257 Eau Claire, WI
18 Stensrud, Mike FS Fr. 6-3 206 Apple Valley, MN
31 Stroup, Bob FB Fr. 6-0 217 Fargo, ND
5 Sytsma, Stan DE Sr. 6-3 228 Hutchinson, MN
48 Thompson, Jeff FB Jr. 6-2 212 Bloomington, MN
53 Tobin, Steve OC Jr. 6-5 258 Moorhead, MN
7 Tonn, Mark QB Jr. 6-6 210 Green Bay, WI
82 Veldman, Gregg TE Fr. 6-4 211 South St. Paul, MN
78 Weinzierl, Mike DT Jr. 6-6 241 Shakopee, MN
9 White, Garry FB So. 6-0 204 Rockdale, TX
4 Witthus, Rick SS Fr. 6-3 196 Glencoe, MN
74 Wozniak, Anthony OT Fr. 6-5 214 Lombard, IL
55 Wypyszynski, Ken OT Jr. 6-6 243 DePere, WI

1978 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Alabama 11-1-0
2 Southern California 12-1-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Penn State 11-1-0
5 Michigan 10-2-0
6 Clemson 11-1-0
7 Notre Dame 9-3-0
8 Nebraska 9-3-0
9 Texas 9-3-0
10 Houston 9-3-0
11 Arkansas 9-2-1
12 Michigan State 8-3-0
13 Purdue 9-2-1
14 UCLA 8-3-1
15 Missouri 8-4-0
16 Georgia 9-2-1
17 Stanford 8-4-0
18 North Carolina State 9-3-0
19 Texas A&M 8-4-0
20 Maryland 9-3-0

1978 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Southern California 12-1-0
2 Alabama 11-1-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Penn State 11-1-0
5 Michigan 10-2-0
6 Notre Dame 9-3-0
7 Clemson 11-1-0
8 Nebraska 9-3-0
9 Texas 9-3-0
10 Arkansas 9-2-1
11 Houston 9-3-0
12 UCLA 8-3-1
13 Purdue 9-2-1
14 Missouri 8-4-0
15 Georgia 9-2-1
16 Stanford 8-4-0
17 Navy 9-3-0
18 Texas A&M 8-4-0
19 North Carolina State 9-3-0
19 Arizona State 9-3-0

1978 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1979
Southern California 17, Michigan 10
Gator Bowl - 12/29/1978
Clemson 17, Ohio State 15
Peach Bowl - 12/25/1978
Purdue 41, Georgia Tech 21

1978 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1979
Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1979
Alabama 14, Penn State 7
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1979
Notre Dame 35, Houston 34
Sun Bowl - 12/23/1978
Texas 42, Maryland 0
Tangerine Bowl - 12/23/1978
North Carolina State 30, Pittsburgh 17
Liberty Bowl - 12/23/1978
Missouri 20, Louisiana State 15
Fiesta Bowl - 12/25/1978
Arkansas 10, UCLA 10
Independence Bowl - 12/16/1978
East Carolina 35, Louisiana Tech 13
Holiday Bowl - 12/22/1978
Navy 23, Brigham Young 16
Hall of Fame Classic - 12/20/1978
Texas A&M 28, Iowa State 12
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1978
Stanford 25, Georgia 22
Garden State Bowl - 12/16/1978
Arizona State 34, Rutgers 18