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1979 Purdue Boilermakers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (12th of 140) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Young (10-2)

PS/G: 23.9 (36th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 18.8 (63rd of 140)
SRS: 12.38 (26th of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.29 (38th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 27-22 versus Tennessee

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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Mark Herrmann* QB 203 Cmp, 348 Att, 2377 Yds, 16 TD
2 Larry Gates QB 6 Cmp, 16 Att, 55 Yds, 1 TD
3 Mike Augustyniak* RB 98 Att, 353 Yds, 3.6 Avg
4 Wally Jones* RB 183 Att, 754 Yds, 4.1 Avg
5 Eric Jordan RB 2 Att, 30 Yds, 15.0 Avg
6 John Macon RB 113 Att, 488 Yds, 4.3 Avg
7 Ben McCall RB 80 Att, 451 Yds, 5.6 Avg
8 Jim Owen RB 3 Att, 11 Yds, 3.7 Avg
9 Jimmy Smith RB 69 Att, 269 Yds, 3.9 Avg
10 Bart Burrell* WR 40 Rec, 607 Yds, 15.2 Avg
11 Mike Harris* WR 18 Rec, 276 Yds, 15.3 Avg
12 Mike Fuetterer WR 2 Rec, 26 Yds, 13.0 Avg
13 Ray Smith WR 31 Rec, 421 Yds, 13.6 Avg
14 Dave Young* TE 55 Rec, 584 Yds, 10.6 Avg
15 Tom Barr TE 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
16 Henry Fiel* OL
17 Don Hall* OL
18 Steve McKenzie* OL
19 Pete Quinn* OL
20 Dale Schwan* OL
21 Calvin Clark* DL
22 Marcus Jackson* DL
23 Tom Kingsbury* DL
24 Ken Loushin* DL
25 Keena Turner* DL
26 James Looney* LB
27 Kevin Motts* LB
28 Mike Marks LB
29 Bill Kay* DB
30 Tim Seneff* DB
31 Wayne Smith* DB
32 Robert Williams* DB
33 Marcus McKinnie DB
34 Joe Linville P