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1978 Michigan Wolverines football team

1978 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 10–17 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1978 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (10th season)
MVPRick Leach
CaptainRussell Davis
CaptainJerry Meter
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Michigan State + 7 1 0     8 3 0
No. 13 Purdue 6 1 1     9 2 1
Ohio State 6 2 0     7 4 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 4 2     5 4 2
Indiana 3 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     2 9 0
Illinois 0 6 2     1 8 2
Northwestern 0 8 1     0 10 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1978 Big Ten Conference football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16IllinoisNo. 4/4W 31–0104,102
September 23at No. 14/14 Notre Dame*No. 5/5ABCW 28–1459,075
September 30Duke*No. 4/3
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 52–0104,832
October 7Arizona*No. 3/3
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 21–17104,913
October 14Michigan StateNo. 5/4
L 15–24105,132
October 21at WisconsinNo. 9/9W 42–080,024
October 28MinnesotadaggerNo. 8/9
W 42–10105,308
November 4at IowaNo. 8/9W 34–049,120
November 11at NorthwesternNo. 7/7W 59–1427,013
November 18No. 15/16 PurdueNo. 7/7
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 24–6105,410
November 25at No. 16/14 Ohio StateNo. 6/6ABCW 14–388,358
January 1, 1979vs. No. 3/3 USC*No. 5/5NBCL 10–17105,629

Game summaries

Illinois

Notre Dame

1 234Total
Michigan 0 7714 28
Notre Dame 7 700 14

[1]

Duke

1 234Total
Duke 0 000 0
Michigan 7 171414 52
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game attendance: 104,832

[2]

Arizona

Michigan State

Michigan's only conference loss of the season.

Wisconsin

Minnesota

Iowa

Northwestern

Purdue

Ohio State

1 234Total
Michigan 7 070 14
Ohio St 3 000 3

Michigan held Ohio State without a touchdown for the third straight year.[3]

Rose Bowl

Players

Offense

Defense

Kickers

Awards

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ "Michigan Goes to the Air and the Irish to 0-2." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Sept 24.
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1978 Oct 1.
  3. ^ "Michigan's 'Tenacity' Pays Off." Palm Beach Post. 1978 Nov 26.
  4. ^ [www.baseball-reference.com]

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