Michigan QB Rick Leach said the team was motivated by revenge for the '77 loss during the week.

Leach finished three short of NCAA TD record of 73.

He did set school record for completions at 201 with 14-yard pass to TE Gene Johnson on second drive and broke the Big Ten TD pass record held by Purdue's Mike Phipps.


1st Quarter

UM: Clayton 26 yard pass from Leach (Willner kick)

2nd Quarter

UM: Leach 8 yard run (Willner kick)

MIN: Rogland 20 yard field goal

3rd Quarter

UM: Marsh 3 yard pass from Leach (Willner kick)

UM: Leach 2 yard run (Willner kick)

UM: Clayton 1 yard pass from Leach (Willner kick)

4th Quarter

MIN: Kitzmann 2 yard run (Rogland kick)

UM: Woolfolk 49 yard run (Willner kick)



MIN: Avery 6/13, 58 yds, INT, Carlson 1/4, 3 yds, INT

UM: Leach 9/13, 143 yds


MIN: Barber 15/75, Avery 3/23, Artis 5/21, White 5/19, Kitzmann 6/13

UM: Woolfolk 22/120, Leach 14/62, R. Davis 14/57, Reid 5/22, R. Smith 6/20, Leoni 1/20


MIN: Thompson 2/28, Kitzmann 2/11, White 2/8, Bourtusin 1/14
UM: Clayton 4/76, Mitchell 2/34, Marsh 2/19, Johnson 1/14


  • "Michigan, Leach Have a Big Day." The Milwaukee Journal. 29 Oct 1978.