|1978 Peach Bowl|
|Date||December 25, 1978|
|Stadium||Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium|
|MVP||QB Mark Herrmann|
DT Calvin Clark
|United States TV coverage|
The 1978 Peach Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Purdue Boilermakers.
Purdue finished 2nd in the Big Ten Conference, in their first bowl game since 1967. Georgia Tech was in their first bowl game since 1972. Due to the game being played on Christmas Day, a ticket drive had to be set up by Rodgers' wife. 
Purdue took the lead with 10:40 in the first quarter and scored twice more in the next four minutes. Georgia Tech did not score until 9:35 remained in the half, after they trailed 28-0. Georgia Tech scored twice with less than three minutes remaining to narrow the lead from 41-7 to 41-21, but the game had already been decided. Quarterback Mark Herrmann threw 12-of-24 for two touchdowns (and two interceptions) and rushed for one more in a convincing 41-21 victory over Georgia Tech. Purdue's defense forced two first-half turnovers. This was the second 9-win season in Purdue history. 
Purdue won two more bowl games before Young's departure in 1981. Georgia Tech waited until 1985 to make their next bowl appearance.
|Net Yards Rushing||157||12|
|Net Yards Passing||166||168|