1979 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

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1979 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1979 record 1–6, 5 wins forfeited (0–4 Pac-10, 3 wins forfeited)
Head coach Frank Kush
Bob Owens
Home stadium Sun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 70,311)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 USC $ 6 0 1     11 0 1
No. 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[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season, and competed as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10). The team was led by head coach Frank Kush through the first five games and by Bob Owens for the final seven games.[2] They finished with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6, 3–4 Pac-10). The offense scored 306 points while the defense allowed 208 points. The team later vacated five victories.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 7:00 PM California No. 18 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 9–17   71,005
September 15 3:30 PM at No. 18 Florida State* Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida L 3–31   33,484
September 22 7:00 PM Toledo* Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona W 49–0  (vacated) 68,756
September 29 6:00 PM at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon W 45–0  (vacated) 20,000
October 13 7:00 PM Washington Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona W 12–7  (vacated) 70,512
October 20 7:00 PM Washington State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona W 28–17  (vacated) 70,729
October 27 2:00 PM Utah State* Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona KTVK W 28–14  (vacated) 67,219
November 3 2:00 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California KTVK L 21–28   30,885
November 10 2:30 PM at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles L 28–31   34,763
November 17 7:00 PM West Virginia* Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona W 42–7   68,573
November 24 7:00 PM Arizona Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona L 24–27   70,947
December 1 8:00 PM at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 17–29   42,040
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

1979 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1980 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mark Malone Quarterback 1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Media Guide" (PDF). thesundevils.com. ASU Athletics. p. 127. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ Reid, Ron (October 29, 1979). "There's the Devil to Pay". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2017 Media Guide" (PDF). thesundevils.com. ASU Athletics. p. 127. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Arizona State University – 1979". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "1980 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012.