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1979 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 58-54-2, .518 W-L% (4th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.09 (4th of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.90 (3rd of 14)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

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

41 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 8, 1979 Sat Indiana 30 @ Iowa 26
2 Sep 8, 1979 Sat (7) Michigan 49 Northwestern 7
3 Sep 8, 1979 Sat (10) Michigan State 33 Illinois 16
4 Sep 8, 1979 Sat (6) Purdue 41 Wisconsin 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Sep 15, 1979 Sat (15) Ohio State 21 @ Minnesota 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 29, 1979 Sat Minnesota 38 Northwestern 8
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Oct 6, 1979 Sat Indiana 3 @ Wisconsin 0
8 Oct 6, 1979 Sat Iowa 13 @ Illinois 7
9 Oct 6, 1979 Sat (11) Michigan 21 @ (16) Michigan State 7
10 Oct 6, 1979 Sat Minnesota 31 (12) Purdue 14
11 Oct 6, 1979 Sat (8) Ohio State 16 Northwestern 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Oct 13, 1979 Sat Iowa 58 @ Northwestern 6
13 Oct 13, 1979 Sat (11) Michigan 31 Minnesota 21
14 Oct 13, 1979 Sat (8) Ohio State 47 Indiana 6
15 Oct 13, 1979 Sat (20) Purdue 28 Illinois 14
16 Oct 13, 1979 Sat Wisconsin 38 (19) Michigan State 29
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Oct 20, 1979 Sat Indiana 30 Northwestern 0
18 Oct 20, 1979 Sat (11) Michigan 27 @ Illinois 7
19 Oct 20, 1979 Sat Minnesota 24 @ Iowa 7
20 Oct 20, 1979 Sat (6) Ohio State 59 Wisconsin 0
21 Oct 20, 1979 Sat (16) Purdue 14 @ Michigan State 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
22 Oct 27, 1979 Sat Illinois 17 Minnesota 17
23 Oct 27, 1979 Sat Iowa 24 @ Wisconsin 13
24 Oct 27, 1979 Sat (10) Michigan 27 Indiana 21
25 Oct 27, 1979 Sat (4) Ohio State 42 Michigan State 0
26 Oct 27, 1979 Sat (16) Purdue 20 Northwestern 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
27 Nov 3, 1979 Sat Indiana 42 Minnesota 24
28 Nov 3, 1979 Sat (10) Michigan 54 Wisconsin 0
29 Nov 3, 1979 Sat Michigan State 42 @ Northwestern 7
30 Nov 3, 1979 Sat (5) Ohio State 44 @ Illinois 7
31 Nov 3, 1979 Sat (15) Purdue 20 @ Iowa 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
32 Nov 10, 1979 Sat Indiana 45 @ Illinois 14
33 Nov 10, 1979 Sat Michigan State 31 Minnesota 17
34 Nov 10, 1979 Sat (3) Ohio State 34 Iowa 7
35 Nov 10, 1979 Sat (14) Purdue 24 (10) Michigan 21
36 Nov 10, 1979 Sat Wisconsin 28 Northwestern 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
37 Nov 17, 1979 Sat Illinois 29 @ Northwestern 13
38 Nov 17, 1979 Sat Iowa 33 Michigan State 23
39 Nov 17, 1979 Sat (2) Ohio State 18 @ (13) Michigan 15
40 Nov 17, 1979 Sat (12) Purdue 37 @ Indiana 21
41 Nov 17, 1979 Sat Wisconsin 42 @ Minnesota 37