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1979 Cornell Big Red Roster

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Record: 5-4, .556 W-L% (54th of 140)
Conference: Ivy  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bob Blackman (5-4)

PS/G: 23.9 (38th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 16.9 (46th of 140)
SRS: -12.25 (120th of 140) ▪ SOS: -16.81 (139th of 140)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Chris Metz QB 1 Cmp, 3 Att, 79 Yds, 1 TD
Mike Ryan QB 31 Cmp, 76 Att, 489 Yds, 2 TD
Mike Tanner QB 41 Cmp, 73 Att, 595 Yds, 4 TD
Dick Clasby RB 35 Att, 166 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Dwayne Dowtin RB 49 Att, 207 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Arnold Goodgame RB 3 Att, 6 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Bob Muha RB 58 Att, 251 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Tom Reynolds RB 22 Att, 122 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Keith Sepessy RB 3 Rec, 44 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Randy Smith RB 13 Att, 43 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Alva Taylor RB 1 Att, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Mark Turley RB 26 Rec, 381 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Steve Vago RB 41 Att, 245 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Tom Weidenkopf RB 118 Att, 571 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Bill Zittel RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Jim Burry WR 1 Rec, 79 Yds, 79.0 Avg
Rod Gruendyke WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Sam Brown TE 8 Rec, 125 Yds, 15.6 Avg
Brad Decker TE 17 Rec, 332 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Paul Goodberlet TE 5 Rec, 97 Yds, 19.4 Avg
Ben Tenuta TE 2 Rec, 12 Yds, 6.0 Avg