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1978 Michigan Wolverines football team

1978 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 10–17 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 5
1978 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Schembechler (10th season)
MVP Rick Leach
Captain Russell Davis
Captain Jerry Meter
Home stadium Michigan 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

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 Illinois No. 4/4 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (series) W 31–0   104,102
September 23 at No. 14/14 Notre Dame* No. 5/5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (rivalry) ABC W 28–14   59,075
September 30 Duke* No. 4/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 52–0   104,832
October 7 Arizona* No. 3/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 21–17   104,913
October 14 Michigan State No. 5/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 15–24   105,132
October 21 at Wisconsin No. 9/9 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 42–0   80,024
October 28 Minnesotadagger No. 8/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) W 42–10   105,308
November 4 at Iowa No. 8/9 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 34–0   49,120
November 11 at Northwestern No. 7/7 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 59–14   27,013
November 18 No. 15/16 Purdue No. 7/7 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 24–6   105,410
November 25 at No. 16/14 Ohio State No. 6/6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (rivalry) ABC W 14–3   88,358
January 1, 1979 vs. No. 3/3 USC* No. 5/5 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 10–17   105,629
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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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