| Big Ten Conference|
Lee Corso (7th year)
| No. 16|
8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
| Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,324)|In the Old Oaken Bucket, the Hoosiers lost to Purdue by a score of 37–21.
Tim Clifford, Chicago Tribune Silver Football
1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team Wikipedia
The 1979 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. 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.