1978 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1978 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Fiesta Bowl, T 10–10 vs. UCLA
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 11
1978 record 9–2–1 (6–2 SWC)
Head coach Lou Holtz (2nd year)
Captain Ron Calcagni, Ben Cowins, Larry Jackson, Jimmy Walker
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Houston $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
#9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
#19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Lou Holtz, the Razorbacks compiled a 9–2–1 record (6–2 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the SWC, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 336 to 147. The Razorbacks' only losses were to SWC champion Houston by a 20–9 score and to Texas by a 28–21 score. The team advanced to 1978 Fiesta Bowl, playing to a 10–10 tie with UCLA.[1][2] Arkansas was ranked #11 in the final AP Poll and #10 in the final UPI Coaches Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16, 1978 Vanderbilt* No. 2 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas W 48–17   55,718
September 23, 1978 at Oklahoma State* No. 2 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 19–7   49,500
September 30, 1978 Tulsa* No. 2 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas W 21–13   45,428
October 7, 1978 TCU No. 4 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas W 42–3   54,430
October 21, 1978 at No. 8 Texas No. 3 Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas ABC L 21–28   78,000
October 28, 1978 at No. 11 Houston No. 9 AstrodomeHouston, Texas L 9–20   50,913
November 4, 1978 Rice No. 17 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas W 37–7   45,709
November 13, 1978 at Baylor No. 16 Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas W 27–14   45,000
November 18, 1978 No. 14 Texas A&M No. 13 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas (Rivalry) ABC W 26–7   54,118
November 25, 1978 at SMU No. 11 Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 27–14   43,301
December 2, 1978 No. 16 Texas Tech No. 8 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas W 49–7   44,147
December 25, 1978 vs. No. 15 UCLA No. 8 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl) NBC T 10–10   55,202
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1978 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015.