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1978 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 51-55-7, .482 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.79 (5th of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.81 (5th of 14)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Michigan State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue)

41 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 9, 1978 Sat Northwestern 0 Illinois 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Sep 16, 1978 Sat Iowa 20 Northwestern 3
3 Sep 16, 1978 Sat (4) Michigan 31 Illinois 0
4 Sep 16, 1978 Sat Purdue 21 Michigan State 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Sep 23, 1978 Sat (16) Ohio State 27 @ Minnesota 10
6 Sep 23, 1978 Sat Wisconsin 28 @ Northwestern 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Wisconsin 34 Indiana 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Indiana 38 Northwestern 10
9 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Michigan State 24 @ (5) Michigan 15
10 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Minnesota 22 Iowa 20
11 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Purdue 27 (16) Ohio State 16
12 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Wisconsin 20 Illinois 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
13 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (9) Michigan 42 @ Wisconsin 0
14 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Michigan State 49 Indiana 14
15 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Minnesota 38 @ Northwestern 14
16 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Ohio State 31 Iowa 7
17 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (19) Purdue 13 @ Illinois 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
18 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Indiana 31 Illinois 10
19 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (8) Michigan 42 Minnesota 10
20 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Michigan State 55 Wisconsin 2
21 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Ohio State 63 Northwestern 20
22 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (17) Purdue 34 @ Iowa 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
23 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (8) Michigan 34 @ Iowa 0
24 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (18) Michigan State 59 @ Illinois 19
25 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Minnesota 32 Indiana 31
26 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Ohio State 49 @ Wisconsin 14
27 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (14) Purdue 31 Northwestern 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
28 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Indiana 34 Iowa 14
29 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (7) Michigan 59 @ Northwestern 14
30 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (17) Michigan State 33 Minnesota 9
31 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Ohio State 45 Illinois 7
32 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (12) Purdue 24 Wisconsin 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
33 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Iowa 38 Wisconsin 24
34 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (7) Michigan 24 (15) Purdue 6
35 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (16) Michigan State 52 @ Northwestern 3
36 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Minnesota 24 Illinois 6
37 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (19) Ohio State 21 @ Indiana 18
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
38 Nov 25, 1978 Sat (6) Michigan 14 @ (16) Ohio State 3
39 Nov 25, 1978 Sat (14) Michigan State 42 Iowa 7
40 Nov 25, 1978 Sat (18) Purdue 20 Indiana 7
41 Nov 25, 1978 Sat Wisconsin 48 Minnesota 10