1978 Missouri Tigers football team

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1978 Missouri Tigers football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl vs. LSU, W 20–15
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #15
1978 record 8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Warren Powers
Home stadium Faurot Field
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 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri 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 Warren Powers, in his first year, and they played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 4–3 Big 8) and with a victory over LSU in the Liberty Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at #5 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 3–0   59,075
September 16 #1 Alabama* #11 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 20–38   73,655
September 23 Ole Miss* #17 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 45–14   60,287
September 30 at #1 Oklahoma #14 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) L 23–45   72,371
October 7 Illinois* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 45–3   62,062
October 14 #20 Iowa State #19 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) W 26–13   63,106
October 21 at Kansas State #13 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 56–14   24,500
October 28 Coloradodagger #13 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC L 27–28   71,096
November 4 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 20–35   47,750
November 11 Kansas Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Border War) W 48–0   64,453
November 18 at #2 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 35–31   75,850
December 23 vs. LSU* #18 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) W 20–15   53,064
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
  • Reference:[1]

Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Kellen Winslow Tight End 1 San Diego Chargers
  • Reference:[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Missouri, Columbia – 1978". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1979 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012.