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1979 Michigan Wolverines Stats

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (31st of 140) ▪ Rank: 18th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bo Schembechler (8-4)

PS/G: 26.0 (22nd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.6 (18th of 140)
SRS: 15.36 (16th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.11 (28th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 17-15 versus North Carolina

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 10.7 19.3 55.2 169.7 1.1 53.8 240.4 4.5 2.4
Defense 12 14.2 25.8 54.8 154.7 0.6 41.2 105.1 2.6 0.8
Difference -3.5 -6.5 +0.4 +15.0 +0.5 +12.6 +135.3 +1.9 +1.6

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 John Wangler 78 130 60.0 1431 11.0 9.8 8 7 162.0
2 B.J. Dickey 48 91 52.7 586 6.4 4.6 5 6 111.8
3 Rich Hewlett 1 6 16.7 14 2.3 -5.2 0 1 2.9
4 Gary Lee 1 4 25.0 5 1.3 1.3 0 0 35.5
5 Bryan Virgil 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Butch Woolfolk 191 990 5.2 13 18 128 7.1 0 209 1118 5.3 13
2 Stan Edwards 136 633 4.7 4 11 94 8.5 0 147 727 4.9 4
3 Lawrence Reid 103 555 5.4 6 12 132 11.0 1 115 687 6.0 7
4 B.J. Dickey 65 284 4.4 2 65 284 4.4 2
5 John Wangler 58 24 0.4 0 58 24 0.4 0
6 Roosevelt Smith 33 147 4.5 2 3 11 3.7 0 36 158 4.4 2
7 Lawrence Ricks 22 100 4.5 1 22 100 4.5 1
8 Rich Hewlett 13 70 5.4 0 13 70 5.4 0
9 Mike Cade 6 66 11.0 0 1 7 7.0 0 7 73 10.4 0
10 Jerald Ingram 5 16 3.2 1 5 16 3.2 1
11 Anthony Carter 4 17 4.3 0 17 462 27.2 7 21 479 22.8 7
12 Gary Lee 3 3 1.0 0 3 3 1.0 0
13 Ralph Clayton 3 0 0.0 0 16 357 22.3 1 19 357 18.8 1
14 Tony Jackson 1 -6 -6.0 0 1 -6 -6.0 0
15 Doug Marsh 6 33 612 18.5 3 33 618 18.7 3
16 Norm Betts 9 104 11.6 1 9 104 11.6 1
17 Alan Mitchell 7 90 12.9 0 7 90 12.9 0
18 Chuck Christian 1 39 39.0 0 1 39 39.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Mike Jolly 4 0 0.0 0
2 Mike Harden 2 44 22.0 0
3 Brad Bates 1 0 0.0 0
4 Mark Braman 1 6 6.0 0
5 Andy Cannavino 1 25 25.0 0
6 Paul Girgash 1 17 17.0 0
7 Curtis Greer 1 -4 -4.0 0
8 Stu Harris 1 0 0.0 0
9 Mel Owens 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Anthony Carter 19 413 21.7 0 20 276 13.8 1
2 Stan Edwards 2 43 21.5 0
3 Lawrence Ricks 2 20 10.0 0
4 Mike Cade 1 20 20.0 0
5 Tony Leoni 1 16 16.0 0 6
6 Lawrence Reid 1 14 14.0 0
7 Mike Jolly 12 39 3.3 0
8 Mike Harden 1 0 0.0 0
9 Curtis Greer 1 -1 -1.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Bryan Virgil 32 34 94.1 4 13 30.8 44 52 1942 37.3
2 Ali Haji-Sheikh 4 4 100.0 0 6 0.0 4