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1979 Purdue Boilermakers Stats

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (12th of 140) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 17.4 30.4 57.3 202.7 1.4 49.8 171.8 3.4 1.9
Defense 12 13.9 27.5 50.6 162.3 0.8 40.3 120.8 3.0 1.6
Difference +3.5 +2.9 +6.7 +40.4 +0.6 +9.5 +51.0 +0.4 +0.3

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Mark Herrmann 203 348 58.3 2377 6.8 5.3 16 19 120.0
2 Larry Gates 6 16 37.5 55 3.4 1.9 1 1 74.5
3 Joe Linville 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Wally Jones 183 754 4.1 8 27 267 9.9 0 210 1021 4.9 8
2 John Macon 113 488 4.3 1 4 14 3.5 0 117 502 4.3 1
3 Mike Augustyniak 98 353 3.6 4 7 30 4.3 0 105 383 3.6 4
4 Ben McCall 80 451 5.6 5 18 158 8.8 1 98 609 6.2 6
5 Jimmy Smith 69 269 3.9 3 6 35 5.8 0 75 304 4.1 3
6 Mark Herrmann 48 -283 -5.9 1 48 -283 -5.9 1
7 Jim Owen 3 11 3.7 0 3 11 3.7 0
8 Eric Jordan 2 30 15.0 0 2 30 15.0 0
9 Ray Smith 1 3 3.0 0 31 421 13.6 2 32 424 13.3 2
10 Dave Young 55 584 10.6 10 55 584 10.6 10
11 Bart Burrell 40 607 15.2 2 40 607 15.2 2
12 Mike Harris 18 276 15.3 2 18 276 15.3 2
13 Mike Fuetterer 2 26 13.0 0 2 26 13.0 0
14 Tom Barr 1 14 14.0 0 1 14 14.0 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 Bill Kay 7 15 2.1 0
2 Marcus McKinnie 4 39 9.8 0
3 Calvin Clark 1 5 5.0 0
4 James Looney 1 4 4.0 0
5 Mike Marks 1 13 13.0 0
6 Kevin Motts 1 13 13.0 0
7 Tim Seneff 1 0 0.0 0
8 Wayne Smith 1 42 42.0 1
9 Robert Williams 1 15 15.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Jimmy Smith 12 304 25.3 0
2 Wayne Smith 9 188 20.9 0
3 Ben McCall 4 46 11.5 0
4 Larry Perry 2 39 19.5 0
5 Tony Hill 2 38 19.0 0 14 39 2.8 0
6 Jeff Speedy 2 33 16.5 0 2 3 1.5 0
7 Wally Jones 1 19 19.0 0
8 Mike Augustyniak 1 0 0.0 0
9 James Looney 1 14 14.0 0
10 Dave Retherford 1 5 5.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 John Seibel 34 38 89.5 2 8 25.0 40
2 Walt Drapeza 1 2 50.0 0 3 0.0 1
3 Greg Hayes 33 1248 37.8
4 Joe Linville 10 340 34.0
5 Terry Kingseed 9 347 38.6