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1978 MICHIGAN vs. PURDUE PLAY-BY-PLAY LOG

SITE: Michigan Stadium
DATE: November 18th, 1978
ATTENDANCE: 105,410
TEMP: 41 degrees
WIND: SW 17 mph
SKIES: Overcast and cold

FIRST QUARTER

Purdue won the toss and elected to receive
Michigan elected to defend the South Goal

Bryan Virgil’s kickoff was downed by Moss in the endzone for a touchback

PURDUE (15:00)
1st & 10 on P20 – Hermann passed incomplete for Young who juggled the ball out of bounds
2nd & 10 on P20– Hermann rolled right for 2 yards (tackled by Jerry Meter)
3rd & 8 on P22 – Hermann passed complete to Harris for 7 (Mike Jolly)
4th & 1 on P29 – Eagan’s punt rolled dead at the M32 (39 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (14:04)
1st & 10 on M32 – Harlan Huckleby ran over RG for 4 yards (Loushin)
2nd & 6 on M36 – Rick Leach, on the option, kept around LT for 24 (Harris)
1st & 10 on P40 – Leach kept on option over LT for 4 (Clark)
2nd & 6 on P36 – Russell Davis ran up the middle for 5 (Loushin)
3rd & 1 on P31 – Davis ran over RT for 4 (Clark)
1st & 10 on P27 – Ralph Clayton, from the wishbone, ran for 4 (Jackson)
2nd & 6 on P23 – Leach kept on the option and rolled inside RE for 5 (Johanson)
3rd & 1 on P18 – PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE – MICHIGAN, 5 YARDS
3rd & 6 on P23 – Leach passed complete to Huckleby for 8 (Motts)
1st & 10 on P15 – Davis ran up the middle for 3 (Motts)
2nd & 7 on P12 – Huckleby fumbled Leach’s pitch out of bounds for a gain of 1
3rd & 6 on P11 – Leach passed to Clayton in the endzone for the TOUCHDOWN
B.J. Dickey held while Gregg Willner kicked the extra point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 7 - PURDUE 0

Virgil’s kickoff was downed by Moss in the endzone for a touchback

PURDUE (8:57)
1st & 10 on P20 – Macon ran over RG for 1 (Curtis Greer)
2nd & 9 on P21 – Hermann threw incomplete for Macon
3rd & 9 on P21 – Hermann from the shotgun, was pressured by Meter and his pass for Macon was intercepted by Mark Braman at the P35 and returned 3 yards (Macon & Eubank)

MICHIGAN (8:11)
1st & 10 on P32 – Davis ran over RT for 10 (Johanson)
1st & 10 on P22 – Leach pitched to Huckleby over LE for 2 (Moss)
2nd & 8 on P20 – Huckleby, on draw play, ran over LG for 5 (Johanson)
3rd & 3 on P15 – Leach passed to Clayton out of bounds, incomplete
4th & 3 on P15 – Dickey held while Willner kicked a 32-yard FIELD GOAL

SCORE: MICHIGAN 10 - PURDUE 0

Virgil’s kickoff was downed by Moss in the endzone for a touchback

PURDUE (6:53)
1st & 10 on P20 – Hermann, back to pass, was sacked by Andy Cannavino & Greer for a loss of 4
2nd & 14 on P16 – Macon, on draw play, ran for 4
PENALTY: FACEMASK – MICHIGAN, 15 yards
1st & 10 on P35 – Macon ran over LE for 3 (Mike Trgovac)
2nd & 7 on P38 – Hermann passed complete to Young for 12 (Hermann was hurt on play and would not return)
1st & 10 on P50 – (Oliver in at QB for Hermann) Macon ran up the middle for 2 (Ron Simpkins)
2nd & 8 on M48 – Oliver, looking to pass, was hit by Simpkins and fumble was recovered by Tom Seabron at P39

MICHIGAN (4:40)
1st & 10 on P39 – Davis ran over LG for 6 (Motts)
2nd & 4 on P33 – Leach kept on option and rolled inside LE for 27 (Moss)
1st & Goal on P6 – Leach, on option, was caught behind RT for –1 (Jackson)
2nd & Goal on P7 – Davis ran up the middle for 1 (Motts)
3rd & Goal on P6 – Leach’s pass for Rodney Feaster was broken up by Moss, incomplete
4th & Goal on P6 – Willner’s 23-yard Field Goal attempt was blocked by Smith and downed at the P10

PURDUE (2:18)
1st & 10 on P10 – Macon ran over LG for 4 (Simpkins & Greer)
2nd & 6 on P14 – Macon ran over RE for 7 (Braman)
1st & 10 on P21 – Macon ran over LT for 2 (Simpkins)
2nd & 8 on P23 – Pope ran over LG for no gain (Greer & Trgovac)
3rd & 8 on P23 – Oliver passed complete to Pope for 11 (Gene Bell)
1st & 10 on P34 – Augustyniak ran over RT for 22 (Simpkins)

END OF FIRST QUARTER

SCORE: MICHIGAN 10 - PURDUE 0

SECOND QUARTER

PURDUE (15:00)
1st & 10 on M44 – Augustyniak ran over RE for 2
2nd & 8 on M42 – Oliver was sacked by Ben Needham & Simpkins for a loss of 12
3rd & 20 on P46 – Oliver rolled left for a gain of 5 (Needham)
4th & 15 on M49 – Mike Harden called for a fair catch of Linville’s punt at the M14 (35 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (13:29)
1st & 10 on M14 – Huckleby ran over RT for 2
2nd & 8 on M16 – Leach kept on option and rolled right for 15 (Moss)
1st & 10 on M31 – Davis ran inside LE for 27 (Harris)
1st & 10 on P42 – Huckleby ran over LT for 5 (Jackson)
2nd & 5 on P37 – Davis ran over RT for 8 (Johanson)
1st & 10 on P29 – Huckleby ran up the middle for 2 (Clark)
2nd & 8 on P27 – Davis ran up the middle for 2 (Turner)
3rd & 6 on P25 – Leach’s pass for Clayton was broken up by Johanson, incomplete
4th & 6 on P25 – Willner’s 42-yard Field Goal attempt was short

PURDUE (9:24)
1st & 10 on P25 – Pope ran over RT for no gain (Cannavino)
2nd & 10 on P25 – Macon took pitchout around RE for 14 (Harden)
1st & 10 on P39 – Augustyniak ran up the middle for 1 (Trgovac)
2nd & 9 on P40 – Oliver passed for Burrell, incomplete
3rd & 9 on P40 – Macon was tackled for a 3-yard loss by Meter
4th & 12 on P37 – Jolly called for a fair catch of Linville’s punt at the M24 (39-yard punt)

MICHIGAN (7:06)
1st & 10 on M24 – Davis ran over RG for 6 (Motts)
2nd & 4 on M30 – Huckleby ran over LG for 5 (Johanson)
1st & 10 on M35 – Leach, on option, kept over LT for 4 (Clark)
2nd & 6 on M39 – Leach passed complete to Feaster for 18 (Harris)
1st & 10 on P43 – Davis ran over LT for 4 (Loushin)
2nd & 6 on P39 – Leach, on option, kept over RE for 17 (Supan)
1st & 10 on P22 – Davis ran over RT for 17 (Harris)
1st & Goal on P5 – Davis ran over RT for 2
PENALTY: OFFSIDE – MICHIGAN, 5 YARDS
1st & Goal on P10 – Huckleby ran up the middle for 5 (Johanson)
2nd & Goal on P5 – Leach, on option keeper, was tackled for a 5-yard loss by Supan
3rd & Goal on P10 – Leach, rolled right, looked to run and then passed complete to Doug Marsh in the endzone for the TOUCHDOWN
Dickey held while Willner kicked the extra point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 17 - PURDUE 0

Virgil’s kickoff went out of bounds at the P1
PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE – MICHIGAN, 5 yards & rekick
Virgil’s second kick from the M35 was downed by Moss at the P27

PURDUE (2:23)
1st & 10 on P27 – Oliver rolled out and threw incomplete for Harris
2nd & 10 on P27 – Macon, on a draw play, ran over RG for 4 (Dale Keitz & Trgovac)
3rd & 6 on P31 – Oliver’s pass for Harris was almost intercepted by Jolly, incomplete
4th & 6 on P31 – Linville’s punt was downed at the M17 (52-yard punt)

MICHIGAN (1:21)
1st & 10 on M17 – Huckleby ran over LT for 3 (Loushin)
2nd & 7 on M20 – Davis ran for 2 over LG (Motts)
3rd & 5 on M22 – Davis ran for 7 over RT
PENALTY: DELAY OF GAME – MICHIGAN, 5 yards
3rd & 10 on M17 – Leach knelt/fell down behind center for –2

END OF THE FIRST HALF

SCORE: MICHIGAN 17 - PURDUE 0

THIRD QUARTER

Michigan elected to receive the second half kickoff
Purdue chose to defend the South Goal

Tony Jackson received Sovereen’s kickoff at the goalline and returned it 23 yards

MICHIGAN (14:54)
1st & 10 on M23 – Davis ran over RG for 2 (Motts)
2nd & 8 on M25 – Huckleby ran over LG for 9 (Turner) (Huckleby was injured on play)
1st & 10 on M34 – Davis ran over LG for 2 (Loushin)
2nd & 8 on M36 – Leach passed complete to Gene Johnson for 7 (Motts)
3rd & 1 on M43 – Davis ran over LG for 2 (Jackson)
1st & 10 on M45 – Leach, on option, pitched to Roosevelt Smith around RE for –2 (Turner)
2nd & 12 on M43 – Davis, on a draw play, ran over LT for 14 (Marks)
1st & 10 on P43 – Davis ran up the middle for a gain of 1 (Clark)
2nd & 9 on P42 – Leach pitched out to Woolfolk around RE for 9 (Harris)
1st & 10 on P33 – Leach, on option, pitched to Woolfolk around RE for 8 (Supan)
2nd & 2 on P25 – Woolfolk broke three tackles and drove for 6 yards
1st & 10 on P19 – Davis ran over LG for 1 (Loushin)
2nd & 9 on P18 – Leach’s pass for Clayton was broken up by Smith in the endzone, incomplete
3rd & 9 on P18 – Leach, back to pass, scrambled up the middle for 10 (Floyd)
1st & Goal on P8 – Woolfolk ran off RT for 3 (Moss)
2nd & Goal on P5 – Lawrence Reid ran up the middle for the TOUCHDOWN
Dickey held while Willner kicked the extra point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 24 - PURDUE 0

Moss received Virgil’s kickoff at the P9 and returned it 12 yards (Mike DeSantis)

PURDUE
1st & 10 on P21 – Oliver was sacked by Trgovac for –8
2nd & 18 on P13 – Oliver’s pass for Young was broken up by Meter, incomplete
3rd & 18 on P13 – Oliver’s pass for Pope fell incomplete
4th & 18 on P13 – Jolly called for a fair catch of Linville’s punt at the P43 (30-yard punt)

MICHIGAN (6:15)
1st & 10 on P43 – Leach pitched out to Woolfolk around RE for –1 (Floyd)
2nd & 11 on P44 – Woolfolk ran over LT for 9 (Turner)
3rd & 2 on P35 – Davis ran over LG for 5 (Loushin)
1st & 10 on P30 – Leach pitched out to Woolfoolk around RE for 12 (Supan & Smith)
1st & 10 on P18 – Davis ran over LT for 1 (Marks)
2nd & 9 on P17 – Leach, back to pass, was sacked by Loushin for –7
3rd & 16 on P24 – Leach, on option, pitched to Woolfolk around LE for –4 (Moss)
4th & 20 on P28 – Dickey held while Willner’s 45-yard Field Goal attempt was wide to the left

PURDUE (3:17)
1st & 10 on P28 – Macon slipped at center for 2
2nd & 8 on P30 – Oliver’s pass for Pope was broken up by Harden, incomplete
3rd & 8 on P30 – Oliver passed complete to Pope for 2 (Trgovac)
4th & 6 on P32 – Jolly received Linville’s punt at the M21 and returned it 6 yards (Moss) (47-yard punt)

MICHIGAN (1:52)
1st & 10 on M27 – Woolfolk ran over RG for 3 (Clark)
2nd & 7 on M30 – Leach, under pressure, scrambled for 10 yards
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL – PURDUE, 15 YARDS
1st & 10 on P45 – (Dickey in at QB) Clayton, from wishbone, ran over LT for 5 (Jackson)
2nd & 5 on P40 – Dickey, on option, kept around LE for no gain (Jackson)

END OF THIRD QUARTER

SCORE: MICHIGAN 24 - PURDUE 0

FOURTH QUARTER

MICHIGAN (15:00)
3rd & 5 on P40 – (Leach back in at QB) Leach tackled by Turner for –14
4th & 19 on M46 – Pope called for a fair catch of Willner’s punt at the P10 (44-yard punt)

PURDUE (14:00)
1st & 10 on P10 – Macon ran over RG for 2 (Greer)
2nd & 8 on P12 – Oliver passed complete to Young for 10 (Jolly)
1st & 10 on P22 – Pope fumbled on a draw play and Oliver recovered for –6
2nd & 16 on P16 – Oliver passed complete to Pope for 7 (Bell)
3rd & 9 on P23 – Oliver passed complete to Burrell for 5 (Needham)
4th & 4 on P28 – Linville punted to Harden at the M36 (Quinn) (36-yard punt)

MICHIGAN (11:03)
1st & 10 on M36 – Woolfolk, on a draw play, ran for 3
PENALTY: HOLDING – MICHIGAN, 18 yards
1st & 28 on M18 – Woolfolk, on a draw play, ran up the middle for –2 (Loushin)
2nd & 30 on M16 – Leach threw incomplete for Clayton, broken up by Smith
3rd & 30 on M16 – Davis, on a draw play, ran over LG for 1 (Loushin)
4th & 29 on M17 – Willner’s punt was blocked by Kingsbury. Adamle recovered for Purdue at the M10 and ran it in for the TOUCHDOWN.

TIMEOUT: PURDUE

PURDUE (9:32)
Two Point Conversion Attempt – Oliver rolled out to pass and was sacked by Meter

SCORE: MICHIGAN 24 - PURDUE 6

Sovereen’s onside kick was recovered by Dan Murray of Michigan at the M49

MICHIGAN (9:32)
1st & 10 on M49 – Leach, on option, kept around LE for 4 (Marks)
2nd & 6 on P47 – Leach rolled right and kept for 5 (Kay)
3rd & 1 on P42 – Davis ran over LG for 3 (Jackson)
1st & 10 on P39 – Leach threw just off Clayton’s fingertips in the endzone, incomplete
2nd & 10 on P39 – Leach, on option, kept around LE for 6 (Turner)
3rd & 4 on P33 – Leach was tackled by Floyd for –12
4th & 16 on P45 – Willner punted into the Purdue endzone for the touchback (45-yard punt)

PURDUE (6:08)
1st & 10 on P20 – Augustyniak ran around LE for 13 (Harden)
1st & 10 on P33 – Augustyniak ran around LE for no gain (Chris Godfrey)
2nd & 10 on P33 – Oliver, back to pass, elected to run and went out of bounds after gaining 16
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL – MICHIGAN, 15 YARDS
1st & 10 on M36 – Oliver’s pass for Burrell was broken up by Meter, incomplete
2nd & 10 on M36 – Oliver threw incomplete for Young
3rd & 10 on M36 – Oliver passed complete to Pope for 19 (Harden)
1st & 10 on M17 – Oliver threw incomplete for Young
PENALTY: PASS INTERFERENCE – MICHIGAN, 7 YARDS
1st & 10 on M10 – Oliver threw incomplete for Pope
2nd & 10 on M10 – Macon ran up the middle for 2 (Bell)
3rd & 8 on M8 – Oliver was sacked by Simpkins for –12
4th & 20 on M20 – Oliver, under pressure, threw incomplete for Pope

MICHIGAN (2:49)
1st & 10 on M20 – Davis ran over RG for 4 (Motts)
2nd & 6 on M24 – Woolfolk ran over RT for 6 (Marks)
1st & 10 on M30 – Davis ran over RG for 3 (Marks)
2nd & 7 on M33 – Leach pitched to Woolfolk around LE for 10 (Kay)
1st & 10 on M43 – (Dickey in at QB) Woolfolk ran over RG for 5 (Loushin)

END OF GAME

FINAL SCORE: MICHIGAN 24 – PURDUE 6