|1979 Indiana Hoosiers football|
Holiday Bowl champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1979 record||8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1979 Big Ten Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Ohio State $||8||–||0||–||0||��||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 10 Purdue||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 18 Michigan||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|No. 19 Indiana||5||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1979 Big Ten Conference football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Lee Corso, in his seventh year as head coach of the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers participated in the Holiday Bowl, in a post-season matchup against BYU. The Hoosiers won 38–37.
In the Old Oaken Bucket, the Hoosiers lost to Purdue by a score of 37–21.
|September 8||at Iowa||W 30–26||59,780|
|September 15||Vanderbilt*||W 44–13||30,685|
|September 22||Kentucky*||W 18–10||45,920|
|September 29||Colorado*||L 16–17||36,160|
|October 6||at Wisconsin||W 3–0||74,188|
|October 13||at No. 8 Ohio State||L 6–47||87,521|
|October 20||Northwestern||W 30–0||30,086|
|October 27||at No. 10 Michigan||L 21–27||104,832|
|November 3||Minnesota||W 42–24||35,507|
|November 10||at Illinois||W 45–14||30,874|
|November 17||No. 12 Purdue||L 21–37||53,202|
|December 21||vs. No. 9 BYU*||W 38–37||52,200|
|1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster|
On October 22, 2016, former Indiana University coach and current ESPN College Football analyst Lee Corso described the game on College Gameday. He said at halftime he told the Hoosiers (who were losing the game 26-3) to not bother coming out for the 2nd half unless they were prepared to win the game. Indiana would then go on to win the game 30-26.
at Ohio State
vs. BYU (Holiday Bowl)
Awards and honors
1980 NFL draftees
|Mike Friede||Wide Receiver||3||62||Detroit Lions|
- "1979 Homecoming". Indiana Arbutus (yearboook). Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
- "Indiana Beats BYU In Bowl Upset, 38‐37". The New York Times. December 22, 1979. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
- "1980 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 17, 2019.