1978 Iowa State Cyclones football team

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1978 Iowa State Cyclones football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1978 record 8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Earle Bruce
Home stadium Cyclone Stadium
(Capacity: 48,000)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#8 Nebraska § 6 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
#15 Missouri 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     3 8 0
Colorado 2 5 0     6 5 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented the Iowa State University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Big Eight Conference (Big 8). The team was led by head coach Earle Bruce, in his sixth year, and they played their home games at Cyclone Stadium in Ames, Iowa. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 4–3 Big 8) and with a loss to Texas A&M in the Hall of Fame Classic. Of note, Iowa State's secondary coach was Pete Carroll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Rice* #20 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 23–19   17,500
September 16 San Diego State* #19 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 14–13   46,450
September 23 at Iowa* #20 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy) W 31–0   60,075
September 30 Drake* #17 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 35–7   48,750
October 7 #10 Nebraska #15 Cyclone Stadium • Ames, IA L 0–23   51,450
October 14 at #19 Missouri #20 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) L 13–26   63,106
October 21 #1 Oklahomadagger Cyclone Stadium • Ames, IA L 6–34   49,400
October 28 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 13–7   32,768
November 4 Kansas State Cyclone Stadium • Ames, IA W 24–0   47,450
November 11 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 28–15   40,300
November 18 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 20–16   46,321
December 20 vs. Texas A&M* #19 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Hall of Fame Classic) L 12–28   41,150
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa State University of Science and Technology – 1978". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 16, 2012.