1979 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1979 Stanford Cardinals football
Stanford block S.jpg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1979 record 5–5–1 (3–3–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Rod Dowhower
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     11 0 1
#11 Washington 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 4 3 0     6 5 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 5 4 0     6 6 0
Stanford 3 3 1     5 5 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Arizona State later forfeited 5 wins (3 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Rod Dowhower, an assistant coach under previous coach Bill Walsh, was hired as Stanford's new head coach, but resigned after the season to take an assistant coaching position with the NFL's Denver Broncos.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 at Tulane* #13 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans,LA L 10–33   41,251
September 15 San Jose State* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 45–29   46,789
September 22 Army* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 13–17   43,345
September 29 Boston College* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 33–14   36,412
October 6 UCLA Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 27–24   70,205
October 13 at #1 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 21–21   76,067
October 20 at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 30–10   55,000
October 27 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 31–33   16,000
November 3 Arizona State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 28–21   40,184
November 3 Oregon Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–16   45,219
November 17 California Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (82nd Big Game) L 14–21   85,577
*Non-conference game.

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Game notes[edit]

Tulane[edit]

San Jose State[edit]

Mike Dotterer became the first freshman in school history to score three touchdowns in one game during Stanford's 45-29 victory.[3]


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 7 0 7 16 30
Arizona 0 7 3 0 10
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Tucson, AZ


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dowhower quits to take Broncos' post". Palm Beach Post. January 24, 1980. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1979–1983". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1979 Sept 16. Retrieved 2014-Jan-20.