1978 Missouri Tigers football team

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1978 Missouri Tigers football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 20–15 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 15
1978 record8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachWarren Powers (1st season)
Home stadiumFaurot Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Nebraska + 6 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
No. 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]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9at No. 5 Notre Dame*W 3–059,075
September 16No. 1 Alabama*No. 11L 20–3873,655
September 23Ole Miss*No. 17
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
W 45–1460,287
September 30at No. 1 OklahomaNo. 14L 23–4572,371
October 7Illinois*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
W 45–362,062
October 14No. 20 Iowa StateNo. 19
W 26–1363,106
October 21at Kansas StateNo. 13W 56–1424,500
October 28ColoradodaggerNo. 13
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
ABCL 27–2871,096
November 4at Oklahoma StateL 20–3547,750
November 11Kansas
W 48–064,453
November 18at No. 2 NebraskaW 35–3175,850
December 23vs. LSU*No. 18W 20–1553,064
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster[edit]

1978 Missouri Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB James Wilder
TE 83 Kellen Winslow Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Jeff Brockhaus
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

1979 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Kellen Winslow Tight end 1 San Diego Chargers
James "Jim" Wilder Running back 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Missouri, Columbia – 1978". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "1979 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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