1979 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

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1979 Arizona State Sun Devils football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1979 record1–6, 5 wins forfeited (0–4 Pac-10, 3 wins forfeited)
Head coachFrank Kush
Bob Owens
Home stadiumSun 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]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 87:00 PMCaliforniaNo. 18L 9–1771,005
September 153:30 PMat No. 18 Florida State*L 3–3133,484
September 227:00 PMToledo*
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
W 49–068,756
September 296:00 PMat Oregon StateW 45–0 (vacated)20,000
October 137:00 PMWashington
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
W 12–7 (vacated)70,512
October 207:00 PMWashington State
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
W 28–17 (vacated)70,729
October 272:00 PMUtah State*
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
KTVKW 28–14 (vacated)67,219
November 32:00 PMat StanfordKTVKL 21–2830,885
November 102:30 PMat UCLAL 28–3134,763
November 177:00 PMWest Virginia*
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
W 42–768,573
November 247:00 PMArizona
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
L 24–2770,947
December 18:00 PMat Hawaii*L 17–2942,040

Personnel[edit]

1979 Arizona State Sun Devils football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 95 Bob Kohrs (C) Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

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
Bob Kohrs Linebacker 2 35 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Apuna Linebacker 7 171 St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Peters Defensive tackle 9 234 New York Jets
Gary Padjen Linebacker 11 300 Dallas Cowboys

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. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "1980 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012.