1978 Air Force Falcons football team

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1978 Air Force Falcons football
Conference Independent
1978 record 3–8
Head coach Bill Parcells
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
#7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Northwestern State           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season as a Division I-A Independent. Future NFL head coach Bill Parcells replaced Ben Martin as head coach in his only season as Air Force head coach. The Falcons played their home games at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and they finished the season with a record of three wins and eight losses (3–8).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 9 at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 34–25  
September 16 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 18–7  
September 23 Holy Cross Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO L 18–35  
September 30 at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS L 21–34  
October 7 Navy Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO L 8–37  
October 14 Colorado State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO L 13–31  
October 21 #18 Notre Dame Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO L 15–38  
October 28 Kent State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO W 26–10  
November 4 at Kansas State Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 14–28  
November 11 #19 Georgia Tech Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO W 21–42  
November 18 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 27–41  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Air Force Academy – 1978". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2012.