1978 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1978 Ole Miss Rebels football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1978 record5–6 (2–5 SEC)
Head coachSteve Sloan (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJohn Cropp
Defensive coordinatorGeorge MacIntyre (1st season)
CaptainBobby Garner
CaptainLawrence Johnson
CaptainCurtis Weathers
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium (35,000)
Mississippi Memorial Stadium (46,000)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 16 Georgia 5 0 1     9 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 5 1
Florida 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Steve Sloan, in his first year, and they played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi and Mississippi Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi. Some of the outstanding players on the team of that year were Bobby Garner, Leon Perry, Reginald Woullard, Roy Coleman, Freddie Williams, etc. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6, 2–5 SEC).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3Memphis State*W 7–347,535
September 23at No. 17 Missouri*L 14–4560,287
September 30Southern Miss*W 16–1342,756
October 7at GeorgiaL 3–4258,800
October 14KentuckydaggerL 17–2438,290
October 21at South Carolina*L 17–1850,226
October 28at VanderbiltW 35–1025,043
November 4at No. 12 LSUABCL 8–3073,120
November 11Tulane*W 13–328,500
November 18at TennesseeL 17–4183,210
November 25vs. Mississippi StateW 27–747,012
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster[edit]

1978 Ole Miss Rebels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB John Fourcade Fr
QB Bobby Garner (C)
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries[edit]

Mississippi State[edit]

1 234Total
Mississippi State 0 070 7
Ole Miss 0 17010 27

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Ole Miss football media guide.
  2. ^ "Freshman Directs Ole Miss." Palm Beach Post. 1978 Nov 26.