1978 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1978 Stanford Cardinal football
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Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Georgia, W 25–22
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #17
1978 record 8–4 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Bill Walsh
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 1 0     12 1 0
#14 UCLA 6 2 0     8 3 1
Washington 6 2 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 4 3 0     9 3 0
#17 Stanford 4 3 0     8 4 0
California 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     3 7 1
Washington State 1 7 0     3 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Bill Walsh served the second and final season of his first stint as Stanford's head coach.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 9 #4 Oklahoma* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 29–35   58,883
September 16 San Jose State* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 38–9   42,500
September 23 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 35–10   43,143
September 30 Tulane* #20 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 17–14   40,111
October 7 at #16 UCLA #17 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 26–27   54,106
October 14 Washington #18 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 31–34   58,079
October 21 at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 43–27   27,411
October 28 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–6   39,214
November 4 #6 USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–13   84,084
November 11 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 21–14   51,000
November 18 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (81st Big Game) W 30–10   77,880
December 31 vs. #11 Georgia* #17 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) W 25–22   34,084
*Non-conference game.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve Dils Quarterback 4 97 Minnesota Vikings
Phil Francis Running Back 7 166 San Francisco 49ers

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Awards and honors[edit]

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