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1979 Football Results

Gopher Football 1979 Season

  • Head Coach: Joe Salem (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 4 - 6 - 1
  • Conference Record: 3 - 5 - 1

1979 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L 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 CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 8-0-0 11-1-0
Purdue 7-1-0 10-2-0
Michigan 6-2-0 8-4-0
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

1979 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
62 Anderson, Jim OG So. 6-2 236 Faribault, MN
60 Anderson, Jim FB Jr. 6-4 240 Windom, MN
86 Anhorn, Jeff WR Sr. 6-3 191 Blue Island, IL
40 Artis, Roy WR Jr. 6-2 187 Lawnside, NJ
1 Avery, Wendell QB Sr. 6-0 187 Corpus Christi, TX
20 Bailey, Elmer WR Sr. 6-1 188 St. Paul, MN
71 Bankson, Kurt DT Fr. 5-10 218 Franklin Park, IL
41 Barber, Marion RB Jr. 6-3 226 Detroit, MI
57 Bennett, Chris OC Fr. 6-3 238 Stillwater, MN
79 Bisch, Steve OT Fr. 6-6 253 LeSueur, MN
95 Blanshan, Alan DT Sr. 6-6 257 Mankato, MN
83 Bourquin, Glenn TE Sr. 6-4 226 Cottage Grove, MN
24 Buehler, Mark CB Fr. 6-0 175 Sioux Falls, SD
68 Capo, Rene DT Fr. 6-0 226 Hialeah, FL
14 Cardelli, Glenn SS Fr. 5-11 188 Elmwood Park, IL
12 Carlson, Mark QB Sr. 5-11 191 Deerfield, IL
43 Cooper, Chester WR So. 6-3 202 Paulsboro, NJ
70 Cunningham, Steve DE Sr. 6-6 245 Waseca, MN
87 Curtis, Mike TE Fr. 6-4 221 Eau Claire, WI
22 Dagner, Paul SS Fr. 6-2 196 Richfield, MN
78 Dallafior, Ken OT So. 6-4 264 Madison Heights, MI
98 Davis, Anthony DE Fr. 6-1 222 Detroit, MI
25 Davis, Howard CB Fr. 5-11 173 Detroit, MI
91 Denney, Jeff DT Fr. 6-2 226 Washington, DC
42 Dilulo, Ray WR Jr. 6-0 201 Boise, ID
11 Edwards, Keith FS Sr. 5-11 199 Grand Rapids, MI
89 Fahnhorst, Jim LB So. 6-5 230 St. Cloud, MN
82 Farrow, Lonnie WR Fr. 5-10 159 Pompano, FL
67 Fitzpatrick, Tom OG Sr. 6-5 236 Rochester, MN
51 Ford, Mike LB So. 6-0 212 Coon Rapids, MN
17 Foxworth, Ken CB Sr. 5-11 188 St. Louis, MO
50 Gardner, Dave DT Sr. 6-4 238 Rochester, MN
64 Gehrke, Keith OT Fr. 6-5 254 Arlington Heights, IL
46 Gregory, Duane FB So. 5-10 197 Chicago, IL
76 Hallstrom, Todd OT Fr. 6-7 255 Brook Park, MN
38 Harms, Brent DT So. 6-2 224 Rice Lake, WI
29 Hesse, Scott FS So. 5-11 180 Stillwater, MN
8 Hoffman, John SS Sr. 5-11 200 Duluth, MN
33 Houle, John LB Fr. 6-2 196 St. Paul, MN
3 Howard, Glenn LB So. 6-2 225 Paulsboro, NJ
65 Humphries, Bill OG Fr. 6-3 267 Detroit, MI
55 Jeanotte, Ken DT Fr. 6-1 231 Coon Rapids, MN
1 Jenkins, Kelvin WR Jr. 5-9 174 Long Beach, CA
99 Jergens, Duane P So. 6-2 195 Mundelein, IL
56 Johnson, Jack LB Sr. 6-2 227 Minnetonka, MN
94 Kellen, Kevin DT Fr. 6-6 255 Grand Rapids, MN
92 Kuduk, John DT Sr. 6-2 226 Minneapolis, MN
35 Laliberte, Mark LB Fr. 6-2 221 Hibbing, MN
37 Lewis, Glenn RB Jr. 6-0 209 Edina, MN
47 Lowell, Chuck RB Fr. 6-1 184 White Bear Lake, MN
92 Maas, Dick DT Fr. 6-2 227 St. Louis Park, MN
64 Mangum, Kurt OG So. 6-2 227 Evanston, IL
6 Marko, Larry P So. 5-10 182 Northfield, MN
22 McNeely, Angus WR So. 5-11 172 Racine, WI
59 Meyer, Don LB Sr. 6-2 221 Arlington Heights, IL
97 Mia, Darryl LB Fr. 6-1 215 Highland Park, MI
77 Nash, McKinley OG So. 6-3 247 Evanston, IL
23 Noel, Dana CB Jr. 5-10 188 Wheaton, IL
51 Odegard, Brad OC So. 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 So. 6-5 238 Brooklyn Center, MN
73 Owens, Mark OT Jr. 6-5 251 Rochester, MN
19 Pence, Tom QB Fr. 6-2 198 Crystal Lake, IL
69 Penovich, Kent OT Jr. 6-6 276 Muskego, WI
45 Peppe, Mike SS So. 5-11 187 Brooklyn Park, MN
36 Peterson, Todd LB Fr. 6-2 222 Richfield, MN
6 Prairie, Bill FS So. 5-11 177 Rosemount, MN
10 Pylatiuk, Greg QB So. 6-1 187 Columbia Heights, MN
53 Rasmussen, Randy OC Fr. 6-2 262 New Brighton, MN
52 Renzi, Ron LB Fr. 6-2 219 Arlington, Va.
26 Robb, Mike LB RFr. 6-2 201 Cottage Grove, MN
13 Rogind, Paul SS Sr. 5-11 179 Farmington, MI
44 Ross, Marvel RB Fr. 5-9 175 Detroit, MI
30 Schleisman, Craig P Fr. 5-11 195 St. Paul, MN
96 Schuh, Jeff DE Jr. 6-3 226 Crystal, MN
52 Schwen, Darell OG Sr. 6-4 229 Great Falls, Mont.
15 Simmons, Terry WR Sr. 6-2 192 Birmingham, MI
28 Smith. Tom P Jr. 6-1 186 Edina, MN
79 Snodgrass, Jeff OG So. 6-2 230 Valparaiso, Ind.
81 Sonnenfeld, Randy TE Jr. 6-6 244 Robbinsdale, MN
68 Stein, Marty OT Sr. 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, N.D.
27 Thomas, Virgil WR Fr. 6-0 198 Detroit, MI
48 Thompson, Jeff FB Sr. 6-2 212 Bloomington, MN
75 Thomton, Terry OT Fr. 6-2 249 Fridley, MN
53 Tobin, Steve OC Sr. 6-5 258 Moorhead, MN
7 Tonn, Mark QB Sr. 6-6 210 Green Bay, WI
73 Ulloa, Rene OT Fr. 6-3 236 Miami, FL
63 Vonderhaar, Mark OT Fr. 6-6 257 Hibbing, MN
78 Weinzierl, Mike DT Sr. 6-6 241 Shakopee, MN
9 White, Garry FB Jr. 6-0 204 Rockdale, TX
80 Wiecks, Reed TE Fr. 6-3 231 Walnut Grove, MN
39 Williams, DeWayne LB Fr. 6-0 219 Waukegon, IL
16 Wingert, Steve FS Fr. 6-0 178 Green Bay, WI
4 Witthus, Rick SS Fr. 6-3 196 Glencoe, MN
59 Wood, John DE Fr. 6-3 225 Schofield, WI
74 Wozniak, Anthony OT Fr. 6-5 214 Lombard, IL

1979 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
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

1979 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
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 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

1979 Other 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